Driving CYBER & STEAM Innovation Globally
Innovation Sound Bytes Volume 5 
June - July 2019
Industry Collaboration Opportunities

Call for Curriculum Standards Panel Members
Are you interested in serving the cybersecurity education community? Consider becoming a subject matter expert serving on one or more curriculum standards panels.

The role of the Curriculum Standards Panels is to continually verify, validate, and enhance assessments, instructional materials, hands-on tutorials, and interactive challenges. Panel participants provide input into and validation of the Competency-Based Mastery Learning instructional designs for accelerated or semester-length Information Security Fundamentals courses.
The June edition of the National CyberWatch Communicator features Information Security Fundamentals Curriculum Standards Panel, Cybersecurity Skills Journal Peer Reviewer Workshop, Innovations in Cybersecurity Education, Automotive Cybersecurity Curricula, National Cybersecurity Student Association’s Open Office Hours, Project Ares, the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) offering digital badges, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Affiliate Chapter webinar, CREDC Summer Symposium, and Middle Georgia State University.
Help MITRE Build a More Vital CAPEC Community
In conjunction with MITRE’s effort to build a more active CAPEC community, we are in the process of creating a Vendor Uses page as part of the CAPEC website. We are inviting interested organizations to submit contributions. We envision the vendor page to be broken up into separate entries for each vendor. Each section will contain a paragraph or two describing how your tool or process leverages CAPEC.

Contact Rich Piazza for additional information.
Call for Industry Participation
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released the draft project description,  Data Confidentiality: Identifying and Protecting Assets and Data Against Data Breaches . Organizations are encouraged to review the draft and  provide feedback  for possible incorporation into the project description before the public comment period closes on July 29, 2019.

Systems Security Symposium 2020
This symposium attempts to address the convergence of cybersecurity, safety, and engineering with interest in the effective application of security principles, methods, and tools to complex systems such as cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, transportation vehicles, medical devices, large IoT systems, and other systems of interest.
Elevate & Encourage
Be a Thought Leader!
At Innovation Women , our mission is to help women succeed through speaking and media opportunities. Visibility = Opportunity! By connecting female subject matter experts to these opportunities, we offer a platform for speakers to build their brand, grow their business and advance their career.
Show Your Appreciation for WOMEN doing GREAT Things in the Security Space
Do you know an amazing woman in security who goes beyond what is expected and inspires all who cross her path? The women leading our industry - bringing innovation, inspiration, and talent development ideas into organizations around the world - deserve recognition for their contributions. We’re looking to you to help us pay tribute to female cybersecurity professionals making a difference with their work and dedication to a safer digital ecosystem.
Community Innovation - $1 Million Challenge
Ideas are bigger today—and they should be. Technology is progressing faster than ever before. IEEE members have always created advancements that allow us to keep up with the changing world. The IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC) is looking for your help with the next big idea.

Partner with an IEEE member unit today! Call for Proposals open until
01 Aug 2019
Sometimes you have to sit to take a stand. Sit With Me invites you to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action : sit in a red chair and share your story. Pull up a chair and listen to stories from others; men, women, technical and non-technical, as they sit in the red chair.

International Happenings
SAFE CITIES SUMMIT - Striking A Balance
The Safe Cities Summit  will convene policymakers, executives, experts and entrepreneurs from across the globe to discuss creating and maintaining safe and resilient cities, including cybersecurity, transport and infrastructure, crime prevention and the health and well-being of urbanites. Highlighting Ms. Pauline Reich , Senior fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security.
Join Us in Reaching our BIG Audacious Goal of Serving 1,000,000 Students, Practitioners,Veterans, and Entrepreneurs in every country of the WORLD!
Bringing Value and Opportunity to Members Worldwide
We know that innovation comes in many forms, using a myriad of delivery initiatives and ultimately touches people's lives in very transformational ways.

To facilitate innovation advancements world-wide, our goal is to serve 1,000,000 members and 10,000 partners globally, driving innovation and change across geographies and industries, especially within the STE"A"M and CYBER arenas.

Local Conferences and Special Events
The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2019, we'll be bringing hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland.

This year events will be held from 11 October - 10 November 2019

2019 IEEE Region 2 Conferences

  • 2019 Cloud Summit 8 - 10 August 2019  |  Washington, District of Columbia, USA

2019 Words of Wisdom


Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved  Seinfeld  from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
What Needs to Change for Tech to Become More Inclusive of Women?
The underrepresentation of women in tech is a multi-pronged problem so it requires a multi-pronged, full ecosystem solution. We know from a great deal of research that societal biases play out in society, educational contexts, and the workplace to impede girls’ and women’s participation in tech. A major reason the problem still exists is because to date, organizations for the most part tend to take piecemeal, one-shot, scattered approaches to change. Likewise, they tend to default to approaches that aim to “fix the women” (e.g., confidence building, executive presence) rather than fixing systems and environments. Instead, we need to take a systemic, strategic approach that aims to address biased systems all across the so-called “pipeline.” Read Full Article Here
NIST’s Real Impact on Innovation and Quality of Life
NIST's nearly 120 years of research to  advance measurement science, standards and technology  have had significant impacts on American innovation and quality of life. This is remarkable for a small federal agency focused on developing practical solutions to the nation’s ever-changing technology needs. Read more HERE !
Spotlight on Our Youth & Students
Support Our Cyber Communities
To celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education is connecting companies with schools in need of digital citizenship education through our Cyber Safety Day event on Wednesday Oct. 30! Cyber Safety Day Orlando is a one-day event for schools and communities to join forces and ensure elementary children in Orlando receive the tools to become a responsible digital citizen with Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures free of cost.  Sponsorship opportunities available.   https://iamcybersafe.org/s/cyber-safety-day-orlando-2019

  • SAIC Cyberwarrior Scholarships (10): The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship is a program created to help returning military veterans reenter the civilian workforce by offering cybersecurity certification training scholarships. https://iamcybersafe.org/s/cyberwarrior

  • Free resources to make extra time count this summertime for parents, seniors, and children!

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.
For our partner members, enter discount code CSTGIA15 to receive 15% off your favorite kits.

Support Cyber FastTrack, one competition in the Governors’ Cyber Skills Program

27 states total are participating – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Cyber FastTrack website: https://cyber-fasttrack.org   & Girls Go CyberStart website: https://girlsgocyberstart.org   Keep this on your radar for 2020!

Full Brochure Here.    
Presentations & Workshops Galore: Choose from a multitude of Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops, presentations and panel discussions, where you can learn from experienced faculty and professionals. 3CS Digital Badges: New to this year’s conference is 3CS Digital Badges. Attendees, presenters and Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshop participants can earn these portable and secure machine-readable credentials that are viewable in digital professional networks! 3CS Summer Extras: Enjoy Sunday Funday (7/28) at Red River Brewery with some extra discounts, cornhole, checkers and trivia night! Chill like a local on Monday (7/29) during a Louisiana Street Party that includes an outdoor band, Louisiana cuisine and outdoor games galore. Tours, Tours, Tours: Wrap up 3CS on Aug. 1 with some fantastic tours that each include a meal! REGISTER today  and start adding Digital Badges to your profile by attending 3CS 2019!
NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
CSTGIA and its ALLIANCE partners strive to provide unique opportunities which positively impact youth, students, professionals, veterans, and entrepreneurs, providing interactive, engaging, value-laden programming and a plethora of leadership and advocacy activities across the GLOBE within the CYBER , STEAM , and INNOVATION realms.

SPOTLIGHT Partner Events

Spring 2019

Cybersecurity Demo Day

Thursday, July 11th @ 1:00 PM  

Merlin International , 8330 Boone Blvd 8th floor, Vienna, VA 22182.

Founders will present their companies in three minute pitches followed by an open panel discussion where you can ask the founders questions about their technologies and business models. A keynote presentation will feature Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agents Amylynn Errera and Kara Sidener, who are also members of InfraGard, National Capital Region , a public/private cooperative dedicated to improving our national security and creating a more resilient critical infrastructure in the DC metro area.

Register HERE !
SANS Charlotte Connect Event

09 July 2019
5:15pm - 6:00pm Networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm Panelist event

Hilton Charlotte Center City
222 East 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202

SANS would like to invite you to attend a Women's CONNECT event. This is a great opportunity to learn more about SANS programs supporting women and to network with other attendees.

All are welcome, regardless of gender. We look forward to many connections being made by those looking to support, advance, mentor, learn and network. Partners include ISSA Charlotte and Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS). If you are interested in hosting a partner marketing table at this event, contact Mr. Hugh Howard .

Information Systems Security Association Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA NoVa) Risk Management Framework (RMF) LifeBoat
Visit the meetup’s web site for the current topic description, the presenter’s bio, the meeting address, and simple logistics. For those who do not wish to join the meetup community, please send an email to gingerdoetsch@gmail.com and you will be placed on the rmf.lifeboat@gmail.com blind copy distro list to receive meeting announcements. Non-Meetup members can RSVP for a meeting via this email address or by calling 703-402-4379.
Next Events are scheduled for July 13, 27, and August 10th, 2019
Support Our Academic Partners

MGTA 2019 Summer NEWS & EVENTS
MGTA is part of the nationally acclaimed Mason Computer Game Design Program , and the interdisciplinary research institute and economic incubator , the Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) . MGTA was founded in 2013 to provide students the opportunity to develop and cultivate new skills and knowledge in Game Design, Immersive Technology, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and Game Programming.
MGTA provides students of all ages the rare opportunity to engage with university professors and graduate students, through challenging enrichment courses that combine all of the STEM core competences within immersive technology, the arts, and entrepreneurship. MGTA inspires students to pursue advanced studies in STEM fields of the future, and prepares them for success.

Read all about MGTA's competitions, summer courses, teacher training opportunities, and youth honors programs HERE!

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Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
August 8, 2019 | 6 - 8 pm | Las Vegas, NV

The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) presents the 6 th  Annual Cyberjutsu Awards, celebrating #hiddenfigures leading change in cyber and their exemplary contributions to the field. These women serve as role models, mentors, advocates, educators and more to the next generation of cyber talent. Women are nominated by their peers at various stages in their career from Rising Star to Cyber Advocate and all those in between. 
5th Anniversary
November 21 – 23, 2019 Arlington, VA

Pentagon City, VA
Want to speak , sponsor , or volunteer ? We've got something for everyone!

For registration and additional information visit us HERE.
7 October 2019 | Washington, DC, USA

12 SEPT 2019


CISO Innovation Shipyard Alliance T echnology Showcase Forum & Luncheon , a C-level Executive Experience

Bringing together CISO's and Cyber Security Leaders to discuss the current cyber threats facing their organizations, and the role emerging technologies can help to combat them.

Info Here !
Tell Us How We Can Help Your Organization Grow!
If you are a CSTGIA Partner or are considering alliance partnership, please fill out our partner survey here ! We are seeking information as to member population segments, geographic scope, and scholarship and sponsorship funding levels.
We'd love to help your organization grow!
NOVA Cyber Training & Education Roadmap
Are you interested in joining a Cyber Training and Education “Community of Interest” (COI) , which will be keeping all interested parties informed of the Community, Military and Federal Facility Partnership of Northern Virginia plans, efforts and accomplishments. If you have interested in being part of this Community of Interest, please reach to Peggy Tedaj at  peggy.tadej@novaregion.org and let her know of your interest.
Opportunities For Members to THRIVE
Conferences, Workshops, Webinars, and Networking Opportunities Abound
Join Us for a Partner Event Soon!

Best Women in Tech Conferences
Learn to THRIVE !
Women in Business
Small Business
Roundtable Series
As part of its ‘ Women in Small Business Roundtable Series ,’ the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) held a roundtable in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 25, 2019, to better understand the specific challenges and opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M).

For future events in your city access the NWBC Website!
Innovative Business Model
Work Part Time or Remotely - Great for Re-entrants

Awesome Women Entrepreneurs is a welcoming community where women business owners connect, collaborate, laugh and grow!

Every person is here to live and lead. But are we conscious of our roles and the impact we are making? What if our impact was more intentional? Here inside SC Nebula , we are a community of mindful, spiritually connected and socially responsible business and civic leaders who are change agents for our communities. We are here to learn, collaborate, teach, and create positive change together.
Innovative Workspaces for Your Team


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