Innovation Sound Bytes - Volume 1
Driving CYBER & STEAM Innovation Globally
Leaders in the News!

Adriana Sanford  discussing her recent chapter, "Under the New Security Landscape, appearing on  CNN  Español.

Why Deidre Diamond wants more Women in Cybersecurity (CyberSN). Listen here .
What's Next for CyberStart:
To build a US national pipeline for elite cyber security professionals, SANS is engaging with two states to build Cyber Security Fast Track programs in each. Learn more about these programs and the cool careers they build in our Coolest Jobs in Cybersecurity infographic . To have your state launch a Cyber Security Fast Track program, contact us at  today.

Join Us in Reaching our BIG Audacious Goal of Serving 1,000,000 Students, Practitioners, and Veterans in every country of the WORLD!
CSTGIA and its ALLIANCE partners strive to provide unique opportunities to positively impact youth, students, professionals, and veterans, providing interactive, impactful, engaging programming and a plethora of advocacy activities across the GLOBE within the CYBER , STEAM , and INNOVATION realms.

Our Mission

To dramatically decrease the frustration, time and cost associated with job searching for Cyber Security Professionals

Our Vision

To transform employment searching through a technology platform using a common language, in order to simplify the information needed to find and hire qualified professionals, while significantly lowering the cost of talent acquisition.

MGTA Spring Classes
Interested in learning what it takes to design computer and video games? Interested in learning to program? Whether you are a beginner or tech wiz, the Mason Game & Technology Academy offers the perfect blend of university-quality game design teachers, personalized instruction so you can learn at your own pace, and a friendly environment with other kids from the community. Classes and workshops are offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall for fun learning year-around!

Boolean Girl
A non profit corporation founded in 2014, is educating girls to code, build, invent, and animate. We provide enrichment classes, all-girl camps, special events, and partnerships - preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering. Attend an after-school club , Summer Camp , or get started with a Boolean Box now.
Interested in being a CYBER advocate, champion, and youth mentor? Support the Garfield the Matchmaker program, "Connecting companies and schools for a safer cyber future". K ids ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to receive  award-winning cyber safety educational materials  for FREE thanks to the generosity of companies looking to support students across the US to build a safer cyber world. This is a unique opportunity for companies committed to make a social change in our society and willing to invest in the future of our children.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education
Women's Immersion Academy 2019
To help fill the skills gap, the SANS Institute created the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based and no cost to participants.

Girls in Technology - Women in Technology
Girls in Technology is led by a committee of Women in Technology (WIT) members. We offer educational and hands-on STEM programs that promote creativity and innovation, and inspire girls to pursue STEM-related careers.

GIT programs reach over 500 girls in the DC metropolitan area. Our programs help girls identify pathways to careers in STEM through engagement with women executives in STEM-related fields and STEM experiences provided by companies in the District, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Programs include Mentor-Protege, Sharing Our Success, Cyber Patriots, and Special Events.

Volgenau School of Engineering Engineering Youth Conference

February 17, 2019 @ 0845 AM

Volgenau School of Engineering kicks off National Engineer's week with a Free Youth Conference!

Industry Collaboration & Awards Opportunities
NIST’s  Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) Program  is seeking stakeholder insights on a core cybersecurity capabilities baseline for IoT devices, and we want to hear from you!
The Program has released a discussion draft - introducing our initial thoughts for a core cybersecurity capabilities baseline for IoT devices. These capabilities derive from Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8228 Appendix A , and serve as a starting point for candidates of a core capabilities baseline. This list will be updated based on stakeholder feedback.
This work follows  Draft NISTIR 8228 , a publication to help federal agencies manage IoT security and privacy risks. Over the course of related stakeholder engagement, comments received during the NISTIR 8228 public comment period, and the  Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats , NIST identified a critical gap area in guidance on baselines for IoT device cybersecurity.
All feedback can be sent to .
For more information, see NIST’s blog post.
The  National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE ) seeks public comments on the preliminary drafts of Volume A (Executive Summary) and Volume B (Approach, Architecture and Security Characteristics) from N IST Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-16 Securing Web Transactions: TLS Server Certificate Management . This project uses commercially available technologies to develop a cybersecurity reference design that demonstrates how to establish, assign, change and track an inventory of Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates in medium and large enterprises. Improper oversight of TLS server certificates--which can number into the thousands for a single organization--can cause system outages and security breaches, which can result in revenue loss, harm to reputation, and exposure of confidential data to attackers.
The public comment period is open until February 18, 2019 . See the publication details link below for the documents and instructions for submitting comments.
We will use this feedback to help shape the latter volumes of this guide, scheduled for release in full (Volumes A,B,C,D) in the spring of 2019. In the interim, organizations can start adopting NIST's recommended best practices surrounding the oversight of large scale TLS server certificates. 
Publication details :
Project homepage :

The Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program is a vehicle where cybersecurity educators can share their advancements and innovations in their programs, accelerate adoption of new ideas throughout the academic community and receive proper recognition for their work.

National CyberWatch Center’s Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program

We will accept submissions for this year from February 1, 2019, to May 3, 2019
Bringing Value and Opportunity to Members Worldwide
Are you a student , practitioner , or veteran looking for professional development, mentoring, networking, scholarship, volunteering, or industry recognition opportunities? Would you like to have access to a broad global membership base to collaborate and communicate with? Interested in speaking or writing opportunities? Do you need technological infrastructure to support your nascent group ? Then this is the place for you! Join Us as we build and nurture innovation-oriented activities empowering, encouraging, and enriching the lives of CYBER, STEAM, and INNOVATION students, professionals, and veterans globally.

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