Driving CYBER & STEAM Innovation Globally
Innovation Sound Bytes
Volume 10
December 2019
In Gratitude to Our 2019 CSTGIA
Partners & Community
State of Cyber, STEAM, and Innovation 2019
The Strategic Plan presents a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. It is intended to serve as a “North Star” for the broader STEM community as it collectively charts a course for the Nation’s success and is responsive to the requirements of Section 101 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 .

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), through the Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), engaged the broad national community in developing the five-year “North Star” plan, which was released in December 2018. Subsequently, CoSTEM has been coordinating with Federal agencies to implement this plan, ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality STEM education. This progress report provides an update on those activities.

Find out more here.
Women in Stem: Critical to Innovation
Stephenie Foster on how to address the barriers to women's careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), post international trip to Japan to discuss  global and regional barriers to increasing women in STEM, as well as innovative interventions to change the status quo.

Full article here.
In a  survey  of 300 women that were employed in cybersecurity, less than 50 percent of the respondents said that they had entered the field via IT or Computer Science. The respondents are diverse in their backgrounds, coming from Compliance, Psychology, Internal Audit, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Art, and more. The pipeline of women entering the cybersecurity field is as far and wide as employers are willing to imagine.

Read The Report here .
Commit to HeForShe and Inspire Millions of Others to do the Same
The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. The men of HeForShe aren’t on the sidelines. They’re working with women and with each other to build businesses, raise families, and give back to their communities.

Commit Now !
The modern CISO: A cyber risk leader who partners with the business and the board
The role of a CISO has changed significantly over the years, as cyber risk has gained visibility at the highest levels of many organisations. So what does it mean to be a CISO today? According to Daria Meyer, CISO at Panalpina: “ You become known as CISO when you bring business value to the company but you get appreciated when you successfully guide the company through a cyber incident ”.

Read the article by Daria Meyer, CISO at Panalpina here .
Horizon 2020
Science with and for Society
The specific objective is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

RRI  is an inclusive approach to research and innovation (R&I), to ensure that societal actors work together during the whole research and innovation process. It aims to better align both the process and outcomes of R&I, with the values, needs and expectations of European society.
In general terms, RRI implies anticipating and assessing potential implications and societal expectations with regard to research and innovation. In practice, RRI consists of designing and implementing R&I policy that will:
  • engage society more broadly in its research and innovation activities,
  • increase access to scientific results,
  • ensure gender equality, in both the research process and research content,
  • take into account the ethical dimension, and
  • promote formal and informal science education.
Making innovation and technology work for women
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is anything but business as usual. We need NOT incremental change, but BOLD change. We need an earthquake that will tilt the system altogether, because little and incremental steps will not give us the world we want. - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Executive Director, UN Women.

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals , founded on the principle of 'leaving no one behind' call for transformative shifts, integrated approaches, and innovative solutions to overcome the structural barriers to sustainable development. Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities to reach those who are the most likely to be left behind.

UN Women takes a partnership approach to accelerate industry wide change and remove the barriers to women and girl's advancement in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Our industry wide collaboration ensures that future innovations take a gender responsive approach and promote women as innovators with the shared goal of achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.
Highlighting the X-Factor
Released at the Grace Hopper Celebration , the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, the Capital One Women in Tech survey reveals the top factors cited by women who have not only stayed in the tech industry but have reached leadership positions. The findings reveal a range of factors that influenced the women’s career decisions and journeys, from the nature of the work, to the support provided by employers, to their personal perseverance, on top of more traditional factors such as compensation and work-life balance. Highlighting these “X-factors” provides an opportunity for women in tech and employers to explore new ways to close the technology gender gap.

Read the full report here.
Scholarships, Grants, & Funding for 2020
AFCEA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Major Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
2020 STEM Major Scholarships Available

  • STEM Major Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship ($3,000)
  • Cyber Security Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Student Member Scholarship ($2,500)

NOTE: There is ONE application form for all STEM Major Scholarships; applicants will be considered for all AFCEA STEM Major scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified.

Deadline: April 10, 2020

2020 Grant Applications

The call is open for women faculty in UNM’s STEM fields to apply for a variety of grants as part of the 2020 Women In STEM awards. New this year, research assistant and associate faculty are eligible to submit proposals as well as other STEM faculty members.
Awards range from $3,000 to $15,000 and three types of grants will be awarded through the program. They include travel awards to foster collaborations, seed awards to stimulate research projects that will lead to additional external funding, and workshop awards, which are designed to generate innovative research ideas and collaborations.

Proposals are due April 6 . Decisions will be announced by June 5, 2020. See the details of the call   here .
Grants, Fellowships, and Research
The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most  fields of science and engineering . It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.
NSF receives approximately 40,000 proposals each year for research, education and training projects, of which approximately 11,000 are funded. In addition, the Foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

The agency operates no laboratories itself but does support National Research Centers, user facilities, certain oceanographic vessels and Antarctic research stations. The Foundation also supports cooperative research between universities and industry, US participation in international scientific and engineering efforts, and educational activities at every academic level.

BHW Scholarship
The BHW Group is excited to announce our Women in STEM academic scholarship. Please see the eligibility and submission requirements below. Applications for Fall 2020 will open in January, 2020.

Applications are due April 15, 2020

Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society
EU Prizes for Women Innovators
The European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in research and innovation (R&I). It is part of the Commission's Strategic engagement for gender equality in all EU policies for the period 2016-2019. In addition, the EU has a well-established regulatory framework on gender equality, including binding Directives, which apply widely across the labour market including the research sector.

17 Technology, IT and Engineering Scholarships for Women in 2019-2020
Technology, IT and engineering are male-dominated industries. However, multiple companies and organizations are aiming to introduce more diversity by providing the education and training women need to enter these fields.

Scholarships and grants can open doors typically closed to many women, especially with the rising costs of BA, Masters and Ph.D. courses across the world.

To help you get started, we have gathered details on 17 of the best technology, IT and engineering scholarships for women in 2019-2020.

Information here .
Scholarship Information here .
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

Food For Thought
Engage With the Community
2020 SANS Women in Cybersecurity Survey
Today, women are entering and rising through the ranks of cybersecurity to achieve expert status, with more expected to join in the coming years. The goal of this survey is to learn how women in cybersecurity have successfully navigated their career fields, from entering the profession to pursuing higher-level positions.

Results will be shared during a webcast at 1 PM ET on March 17, 2020, and in a panel discussion at 1 PM ET on March 24, 2020. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $400 Amazon gift certificate.

Take our Survey Now!
Girls Go CyberStart
There's a huge shortage of cybersecurity experts in the US. Girls Go CyberStart encourages high school girls to explore the exciting career opportunities in the field, join the global cybersecurity community, and learn skills that will ensure our country offers a safe place to live, work and play online.

Key Dates :

  • Advisors register and set up their Club, December 2, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • CyberStart Assess, January 13 – January 31, 2020
  • CyberStart Game, February 10 – April 17, 2020
  • CyberStart Compete, April 23 – April 24, 2020

Find out more information about the the 2019 experiences here .
T he Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the  tutorials and activities .

This grassroots campaign is supported by over  400 partners  and 200,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code takes place each year during  Computer Science Education Week . The 2019 Computer Science Education Week was held the week of December 9-15, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round .

With a gender imbalance in the cybersecurity field, there are lots of initiatives that aim to get women more involved
The gender gap has not gone unnoticed. Plenty of individuals and organizations realize we need to take action. Priorities include attracting more women to the cybersecurity field and empowering them to be successful in their careers.

Various initiatives are in place across the globe with the common goal of supporting women in cybersecurity. They often include education, training, networking, mentorship, and socializing, among other offerings.

Read the full article here .
Industry News You Can Use
Cybersecurity Talent Crunch To Create 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs Globally By 2021
The New York Times  reports  that a stunning statistic is reverberating in cybersecurity: Cybersecurity Ventures’ prediction that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from one million positions in 2014.

The cyber employment figure has been corroborated by hundreds of media outlets, including the world’s largest, as well as industry associations, universities, governments, vendors, recruitment firms, and security experts, since our original report was published in  May 2017 .

The editors at Cybersecurity Ventures have compiled the most important facts, figures, statistics, and predictions to help frame the global cybersecurity labor shortage, and what is being done in an attempt to close the gap.

Full article here .
The   National CyberWatch Center news focuses on what innovation is occurring in the cybersecurity education instruction area. Read the latest edition to find out what mechanisms are earning top billing...
The Cyber Edge: Original reporting. Trusted information. Innovative solutions.
This dedicated cyber newsletter is written, reviewed and edited by SIGNAL Media journalists specifically for AFCEA's core audience of cyber and communications professionals.

Subscribe HERE !
Women in Tech Will Drive Change in New Decade

One of the best ways for women to make progress in the tech field is to lead the way. Whether you are an industry expert, thought leader or passionate professional, consider sharing your experience, insights and knowledge with peers by applying to speak at EuroCACS/CSX 2020. You cannot add your voice to the tech space unless you speak up. The window for applications closes 17 January 2020.

Read the Full version of the SheLeadsTech December Newsletter , including how to become a SheLeadsTech ambassador here .
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Calling All Cyber, Tech
& Innovation SMEs
Global 2020 Events
TECHSPO brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, Adtech, Martech and SaaS Technologies, Exhibitors have the opportunity to show off their companies to thousands of consumers, the highest caliber investors, hordes of press, the most sought after talent, and the greatest pool of tech enthusiasts looking to celebrate emerging venture. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better.

WBO SIG: Aligning Your Knowledge Skills with Your Passion
Join Us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This interactive workshop will help participants unlock their imagination by providing real life examples of how business owners have used their passion to envision new ideas. Passion is a key ingredient to the Imagination step as it fuels ideas, motivation, and perseverance. The event will begin with an overview of the Invention Cycle with a deep dive into the Imagination step. Next, Arti Varanasi will lead participants through an interactive exercise and discussion on visioning, discovering their passion, and aligning their passion with tangible skills. Robin McDougal will share how she has used dream boards to visualize her business strategy and how her own dream board helped her launch her company. Participants will leave with actionable steps and a strategy for harnessing their imaginations to launch and drive their businesses forward.

January 21-24, 2020 at the Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

Join your Information Security and Developer peers on the beach!

  • Training classes start Jan 21, with the keynotes, talks and CTFs starting Jan 23. There will be 4 concurrent break-out sessions throughout both speaker days. The best speakers from around the world have been gathering at AppSec California now for six years. We guarantee you will leave the conference with lots of new knowledge and curiosity.

  • An outdoor reception will allow conference goers to enjoy the ocean breezes as they sip on drinks and munch on appetizers on Jan 23.

Women in Cloud Summit
January 25, 2019 | Redmond, WA

The Women in Cloud Summit is a one-day, life-changing event for women tech entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders, policy makers, and allies from around the globe. Women are key drivers of economic growth, and the summit strives to change the industry narrative by creating economic access for women in the cloud economy.

#AISolutions2030 Innovation Hub
Small groups ideating ways to use technology to solve the UN’s sustainable development goals. Apply Now

#CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge
A competition highlighting female tech entrepreneurs creating a sustainable impact in today’s world. Apply by Dec25th, 2019

#CloudExecConnect Executive Roundtables
An intimate group eating together and inspiring through meaningful dialogue around one topic.

Collective Action Lounge
The community taking action for global expansion, brand mastery, wellness, allyship, and inclusion.

A Gathering for Mission-Driven Women Leaders
At WCWS , a powerhouse group of women-identifying leaders come together to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world. 

Imagine being in the heart of wine country, connecting with hundreds of other women-identifying change agents who are using the power of business to make the world a better place.Picture yourself meeting fellow female business leaders on a guided hike overlooking vineyards or laughing with your peers over a meal of locally sourced ingredients from women-owned vendors.

This is the World-Changing Women’s Summit : a heartfelt retreat of mission-driven women* among the rolling hills of Sonoma — a place to intentionally slow down and incubate connection, inspiration, and rejuvenation with other incredible women.

January 29-31, 2020 in Sonoma, CA

Texas A&M University System Technology Summit
The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit is where technology professionals come to learn from the best, exchange thoughts on common challenges and have fun. Professionals have a rare opportunity to combine technical learning across a variety of topics such as project management, leadership, and higher education. Tech Summit promotes involvement from all sectors and organizations regardless of their affiliation with Texas A&M. Three keynotes and 48 breakout sessions are included in this two-day event. Tech Summit will be held at Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas. February 16-18, 2020

George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum
February 25, 2020, 7-9 pm
Country Club of Fairfax

Demystifying AI: Navigating the Disruptive Digital Transformation for Equity & Inclusion

February 26, 2020

Network and Engage with Senior DoD,
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Leaders
The Sea Services' premier conference and exposition, WEST is now in its 30th year of bringing military and industry leaders together.

March 2-3, 2020 | San Diego, CA

WiCyS 2020 Conference
Aurora, Colorado

March 12-14, 2020
WiCyS is the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. The initiative was created through an NSF grant (Award # 1303441 ) by Dr. Ambareen Siraj at Tennessee Tech University six years ago, and has grown into a wonderful alliance among academia, government and industry. 


March 17, 2020 | Richmond, VA

G row E mpower M entor S ucceed


Women in Innovation is a conference to celebrate female leaders of today, inspire future women innovators and remember the groundbreaking women that paved the way. The conference is a day to  elevate   and grow as a group of women, to  spark   conversations and to leave ready to make a difference through teaching, training and mentorship.

Attend, and you'll  discover  the journeys of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Event speakers and panelists are guiding their communities with impactful leadership, uplifting their peers and investing in change.
The conference offers significant networking. You'll talk with other women who have bridged the gender gap, have defined their purpose and who have made a commitment to impact their communities.

YOU should attend the Women in Innovation conference if you desire to drive change in your world and your role in it. The event is designed to mentor through share of the successes and challenges of women in academia, government, small business and private industries. Event leaders are currently active in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math; many also are entrepreneurs.


Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center  | Richmond, Virginia  

Women's Leadership Forum
Join your peers to discuss today’s top leadership issues, hear thought-provoking speakers and gain valuable strategies for success.

This year's program is designed to help bankers—both in daily bank operations and in their careers. They’ll find a distinguished speaker, panel discussion and networking to encourage an exchange of ideas and solutions sure to result in valuable takeaways.

March 25, 2020 | Washington Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC

Women in the World Summit 2020
The 2020 Women in the World Summit will take place April 1-3, 2020 in New York City during a year in which the U.S. will be marking the 100th anniversary of when women became full citizens by winning the right to vote, a milestone both in the women’s movement and in American democracy.

Women in the World is a live journalism platform, a lens through which to see the world, a master class in female leadership and an accelerator for activism.

Tina Brown founded Women in the World in 2009 to discover and amplify the unheard voices of global women on the front lines of change. Women in the World takes you past the pablum and news skims and shares unflinching narratives that illuminate the long march for gender equality, shine a light on places where women’s voices are never heard, and celebrate the women who live with courage and passion both in the spotlight and on the margins.

The three-day Women in the World Summit , presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. They range from CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists, peacemakers, and firebrand dissidents. The Summit’s vivid journalistic narratives, high-impact video, and fast-paced staging have made it the premier platform to showcase women of impact. Increasingly, Women in the World also includes the participation, onstage and in the audience, of men who champion women.

2020 Innovation and Inclusion Summit and Awards Dinner
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is excited to present an innovative lineup of industry and academic leaders in STEM for the 2020 Innovation and Inclusion Summit and Awards Ceremony. This event gathers over 200 of the most influential leaders in science and technology to further conversation, connect powerful ideas, recognize our awardees’ accomplishments, and celebrate women in STEM .

April 23, 2020

Bringing Risk into Focus: Innovation Stories from Security Leaders   
Leveraging World-Class Security Strategies. Share your conference experience on social media using the hashtag #CSO50

Sessions at the CSO50 Conference will explore how the business risk landscape is changing at breakneck speed, and the ways enterprise technology rapidly advances and exposes new threats, the number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other devices is growing exponentially and by the billions. Attend and discover how you proactively find and deploy new and innovative approaches to minimize threats and risk to your enterprise.

April 27 - 29, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ

Advancing Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference
Building on the  2018 NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference , this joint gathering of practitioners, policy makers, and researchers aims to expand the community’s sharing and exploration of best practices. The conference also will enable NIST to receive and discuss stakeholder input on key cybersecurity and privacy risk management topics. The 2020 conference continues the approach of last year’s event and offers the benefits of the annual Cybersecurity Framework Workshops of the past – with the addition of topics and stakeholder groups associated with NIST projects including the Risk Management Framework, Supply Chain Risk Management, and Privacy Framework and Privacy Engineering.

NIST welcomes proposed speaker submissions on all topics related to cybersecurity and privacy risk management. We are particularly interested in selected topics which are  listed here . Speaker nominations should include proposed: track, session, speaker (including brief biographical information), session/presentation title, and a brief (250–500 word) description of the presentation. Be sure to provide speaker contact information. Please use the  speaker submission template.

Join us on social media using  #NISTACRM2020

May 27 - 28, 2020
Business Innovation Meets Social Transformation
Ready, Set, Innovate.
The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.

June 2-3, 2020 | Washington DC

26th Annual Women in Technology Summit
For 26 years running, the Women in Technology Summit has served as the premier gathering for more than 1,500 women and men from around the world, who converge in the Silicon Valley for three special days to build relationships, collaborate, and update their technical and leadership skills. 

June 22-24, 2020 | San Francisco, CA

2020 Award Programs Open!
Nominate a Colleague for the CIO Hall of Fame or Submit Your Company for the CIO 100 Award.

NIST Call For Comments
NIST is proposing updates to its standards on digital signatures and elliptic curve cryptography to align with existing and emerging industry standards. As part of these updates, NIST is proposing to adopt two new elliptic curves, Ed25519 and Ed448, for use with EdDSA. EdDSA is a deterministic elliptic curve signature scheme currently specified in the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) RFC 8032 , Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm. NIST further proposes adopting a deterministic variant of ECDSA, which is currently specified in RFC 6979, Deterministic Usage of the Digital Signature Algorithm and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm. Finally, based on feedback received on the adoption of the current elliptic curve standards, the draft standards deprecate curves over binary fields due to their limited use by industry.
In addition to updating NIST’s Elliptic Curve Cryptography standards, Draft FIPS 186-5 proposes the removal of the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), noting recent security analysis against DSA implementations and increased industry adoption of ECDSA.
The proposed digital signature algorithms are included in Draft FIPS 186-5 . NIST-recommended elliptic curves, previously specified in FIPS 186-4 Appendix D , are now included in Draft NIST SP 800-186 .
NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iv of Draft SP 800-186 . For additional information, see the  Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications .

Federal Register Notice:
Draft FIPS 186-5 :
Draft NIST SP 800-186

The public comment period for both documents ends on January 29, 2020 . For copies of the documents and instructions for submitting comments, see the publication links below for Draft Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 186-5 , Digital Signature Standard (DSS) and Draft NIST SP 800-186 Recommendations for Discrete Logarithm-Based Cryptography: Elliptic Curve Domain Parameters .
Cyber, STEM, and Innovation Resources
US Department of Education: Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education
In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child's zip code should not determine their STEM fluency.

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.
NCWIT - Making A Difference
Research shows that even individuals who consider themselves committed to equality still engage in unconscious forms of bias and discrimination that negatively affect the evaluations and experiences of women and other underrepresented groups at work. Biased performance evaluation undermines the meritocratic goals of talent management systems: to identify, develop, and retain talent, improve employee effectiveness, and build strong and innovative teams. These resources give you the tools to identify and avoid bias in performance evaluations.
Tech Talks, Cyber Contributions, Playbooks
DreamPort is designed as an open facility that welcomes the public to tour, collaborate, and prototype in support of USCYBERCOM and its mission partners. Daily, monthly, and quarterly collaboration events will be announced through our website and via email for those that register to participate in our DreamPort Partnership Network.

Find out more about the complete line-up of community offerings HERE .
Women Cybersecurity Society

The Women CyberSecurity Society Inc. (WCSS) is a registered non-profit society networked community dedicated to providing support.

National Security Strategy for 5G
The Trilateral Cyber Security Commission was convened and is supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA . Sasakawa USA is dedicated to strengthening U.S.-Japan relations through education, programs and research. Improved cyber security is an imperative for both countries, as well as for their partners in Europe.

The Commission has brought together
prominent officials and leaders from government, business and universities to make
recommendations for coordinated policies and actions that will benefit the United States, Japan and like-minded European countries.

You don’t have to choose between going back to school and getting a job. Welcome to the next generation of distance learning.

In the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program , you work for an employer that pays for your education while you gain paid industry experience and training. When you complete the program, you will have earned either an associate degree in IT or a Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity from Purdue Global*, and you will have opportunities to sit for various industry recognized certifications, earn other specialty certificates, and get a Purdue Leadership Academy certificate—all without student debt and while you’ve been earning a paycheck.

How It Works
P-CAP is a paradigm shift in education, addressing the needs of employers and adult learners. Currently there are three ways to access education and training – through a university (or community college), online, or an apprenticeship. The P-CAP program blends these three models together, creating a new way to earn-and-learn for the 21st century.

Information here .
To drive advancements globally, CSTGIA aims to serve 1,000,000 members and 10,000 partners globally across geographies and industries, especially within the CYBER, STE"A"M, and innovation arenas. 
Bringing Value and Opportunity to Members Worldwide
We know that personal, professional, and organizational advancements harness innovation in many forms, thus we integrate a myriad of partner events, delivery initiatives, and channels focusing on touching people's lives in very transformational ways, enabling stronger alignment to PURPOSE and allowing them to THRIVE! 

Harness the power of our partner alliance to empower your and the community's ongoing success. 

Community Events
SANS December 2019 Connect Event

Another great Women's Connect event with our local SANS Team
Jeff & Sara
Support Our STEM For Kids!
Meg Kleckner
Our DoD and Non-Profit Guests Michael & Kirthi
More of the SANS & CSTGIA Team
Valued Attendees
Valued Attendees
Valued Attendees
Our INFAMOUS SANS Registration Team
More Wonderful Guests
More Wonderful Guests
Boolean Girl Coding Workshop @ IEEE Women in Engineering Forum USA East 2019

Learning SCRATCH

The Infamous BG Box

Leading the Attendees
Boolean Girl and IEEE WIE Coding Workshop at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City for a workshop in which girls and non-binary individuals had fun while learning to code.
8-10 year old girls learned to code in Scratch, a visual, block-based programming language created at MIT to teach kids software engineering.
10-13 year old girls learned how to connect sensors and lights to a computer and control them with Scratch or Python, an advanced programming language used around the world at companies like Instagram and Facebook.
Contact Us to Schedule a Future Coding Workshop . If in conjunction with IEEE please contact our R1 & R2 BG leader representatives as well.

All experience levels are welcome, and all equipment will be provided. The best part of all? Our programs are fun... and that's not just our opinion. 96% of our students say that they would recommend our coding classes to a friend and want to take another one. So what are you waiting for? #2020 Workshops!

For our partner members, enter discount code CSTGIA15 to receive 15% off your favorite kits.
2019 IEEE Region 2 Conferences

Words of Wisdom
Spinelli and McGowan integrate a broad network of international leaders on innovation to demonstrate the tight linkages between innovation and opportunity recognition. Building on the award winning Philadelphia University curriculum redesign that is reshaping how innovation is taught worldwide, these experts highlight how to identify relevant opportunities more effectively than ever before.

The team covers every facet of innovation, including design processes, team development, ethnography, audits and charrettes, opportunity shaping and assessment, business models, value delivery, systems thinking, and more. Master the art of innovation in teams!  Disrupt Together   introduces a breakthrough transdisciplinary, team-based approach to innovation that integrates business, design and engineering, and can deliver powerful results for both new ventures and existing companies with case study examples from education, healthcare, branding, and consumer product and service design. The book will serve as the definitive companion text for a growing number of innovation and entrepreneurship programs that either follow the Philadelphia University model or have been influenced by it.

This guide will also be an indispensable resource for every business practitioner seeking to build innovative new organizations or reinvigorate innovation in existing firms. Contributors and Interviews from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Continuum Innovation, Jump Associates, University of Pennsylvania, Becton Dickinson, Sapient Nitro, Ontario College of Art and Design, Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT Media Lab, Smart Design, and more.

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

Many states are participating including 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. J
Cyber FastTrack website: https://cyber-fasttrack.org   & keep these on your radar for 2020!

Full Brochure Here.    
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.

Near Term Partner Events
Visit the meetup’s website 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.

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