Facilitated Virtual Focus Groups on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce

Join the Cybersecurity Skills Journal on Jan. 21 for facilitated, virtual Focus Groups discussing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity. Discussions from the event will be published as dialogues in the upcoming Special Issue on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce.

Learn more and register HERE.
Don't Miss Early Bird Registration

Get ready for loads of workshops and fun at the seventh annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) hosted at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, May 23-25, 2022. This year’s event features Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops, a multitude of presentations and panel discussions, a Career Exploration event and tours of Dayton. Early bird registration ends Jan. 31.

Register HERE.
Looking for Industry Resources for Classroom Use? IBM Has You Covered! Webcast

In this recorded webcast, participants can learn about the FREE resources IBM makes available to students and faculty, including: Academic and Veterans Programs; Apprenticeships; Collaboration with Industry, Government, and Academia; Community Outreach; New Collar and Diversity Initiatives; P-TECH; Tech Re-Entryl and Workforce Development.

View the webcast HERE.
Help Validate an Assessment of Cybersecurity Knowledge: Cybersecurity Curriculum Assessment (CCA)
Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Minnesota Duluth have developed the CCA to measure understanding of cybersecurity concepts of students who are nearing completion of a program focused on cybersecurity. The CCA is a multiple-choice instrument and typically takes up to two hours to complete. The researchers suggest that students who take the assessment receive extra credit.
Upon submission of the CCA, each student will see a report of their performance. All performance data and demographic information will be kept confidential and anonymous. In particular, the researchers will not release performance data by school.

Instructions for taking the CCA can be found HERE.
Aspen Institute: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cybersecurity Publication
Aspen Digital and the Aspen Tech Policy Hub have made recommendations for diversifying the cybersecurity industry across two categories: immediate actions and those that require further investment. The effort resulted from workshops convening an intergenerational and cross-disciplinary group of cybersecurity professionals to develop a concrete, impact-oriented set of commitments focused on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in cybersecurity.

Download the report HERE.
The Gates Are Open: Control System Cyber-Physical Security for Facilities

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Federal Facilities Council convened a virtual workshop to discuss OT security within facilities. Workshop panelists and participants explored existing vulnerabilities, new legislation and guidance, the convergence of cyber and physical security, and strategies to mitigate risk. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.

Download the proceedings HERE.
Open Assistant Professor Positions at Houston Baptist University

National CyberWatch member, Houston Baptist University has one (1) open faculty position, starting Fall 2022 or earlier, focusing on computer science and cybersecurity. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted before Jan. 17, 2022 will receive full consideration.

To apply visit HERE.
2022 NICE Conference Call for Proposals

This year’s theme, “Demystifying Cybersecurity: Integrated Approaches to Developing Career Pathways,” inspires presentations that takes a holistic view of cybersecurity risks that considers the dimensions of people, process, and technology and includes a comprehensive approach to the development of career pathway systems that address the lifecycle of a learner from early education through a life-long career in cybersecurity.
By integrating approaches from across the larger cybersecurity education, training, and workforce community, effective practices and solutions can be shared in the development of multiple career pathways, regardless of academic, demographic, socio-economic, geographic, or professional background. Deadline for the first three tracks closes Jan. 16.

Learn more and submit HERE.
Welcome National CyberWatch Center's Newest Member

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It's free for academic institutions. Benefits include access to exclusive publications, grant opportunities, curricular resources, and more.

Learn more HERE.
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