Driving CYBER & STEAM Innovation Globally
Innovation Sound Bytes Volume 7 
September 2019

And the WINNER isDr. Adriana Sanford

2019 Cybersecurity
& Privacy Woman Law Professional of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Sanford on her recent professional achievement!

Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality
and the Redefinition of the Classroom
Dr. Scott M. Martin's new book from Rowman & Littlefield Publications , Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, and the Redefinition of the Classroom
highlights new interpretations, understandings, and emerging technologies that radically remake traditional educational models, structures, and systems and upend how faculty teach and students learn.  

RSVP to Stephanie Kane at your earliest convenience.
VSGI Book Release Party
Thursday, September 12th, 2019, 4:00PM-7:00PM
10900 University Blvd., Katherine Johnson Hall
Suite 147. Manassas, VA 20110
Global Goodwill Ambassadors
Dedication to Humanity
Our mission is to spread goodwill by highlighting good humanitarian work with no bias. Focus Areas : Global Goodwill Work, Uniting our world, Helping those in need, Humanity, and Humanitarians.

Our story HERE !
Industry News You Can Use

National CyberWatch Communicator
The August Editions of the National CyberWatch Communicator features Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Publication, a call for the Virtual Brown Bag Lunch presenters, Peak Cyber Symposium, GenCyber Camp, Podcast on Penetration Testing, Resources and Opportunities at George Washington University, Cybersecurity Across Curricula: Accounting and Cryptocurrencies, Hood College’s Award for the Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award, National Cybersecurity Student Association introduces CyberXL, a recorded webinar on the Perceived Impact of Barriers to Retention on Women in Cybersecurity, Richland College’s full-time cybersecurity position, the 2019 Triangle InfoSeCon, Free coaching with the National Cyber League, National CyberWatch on LinkedIn, Cybersecurity Across Curricula: Professionalism in Nursing, free academic membership, and welcoming National CyberWatch Center’s newest members.
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 !
Calling All Cyber SMEs
Applied Cybersecurity Essentials (ACE) Bootcamp
Experienced IT professionals such as yourself have the opportunity to take advantage of the estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions. Rising cybercrime, increased government regulation and expanding privacy concerns are opening new cybersecurity leadership opportunities for the experienced IT professional.
To prepare for these job opportunities a new National CyberWatch-endorsed online, self-paced 10-week program is now available.

The ACE BootCamp is a skills- and knowledge-based learning experience. Achieving the full potential of the bootcamp learning experience will require dedicated effort. Please refer to the FAQ’s for more detail. Additional Information here.
September 12 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Making the Right Security Moves to Win the Privacy Game

Join ISSA Orange County for Southern California’s largest information security event put on by the Information Systems Security Association of Orange County. We are proud to welcome and invite cybersecurity and information technology professionals from small to large, public to private organizations throughout the region to our 34th event. With a variety of technology sponsors, multiple presentation offerings, and a time sensitive theme, this event brings together networking and learning opportunities to our chapter members and the community at a great venue with food, raffle prizes and more. Special hotel rates apply.

CISO Innovation Shipyard Alliance Technology Showcase
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. Help ensure CyberSecurity is a part of Innovative Technology for the Future. This event is intended for CISOs/CSOs, Directors of Security and other C-level, investors and other C-level decision makers. Attendance is limited and Free.

Metro Atlanta ISSA Chapter
Women In Security 2019 Event
Please join Metro Atlanta ISSA Chapter on October 8th for the Women in Security event at One Alliance Center/SAP America in Buckhead, 2:30pm - 7:00pm.

This year's event will feature:
  • Opening presentation by Secretary Brad Raffensperger and Deputy Secretary Jordan Fuchs, Georgia Secretary of State Office
  • Presentation and panel led by Marci McCarthy, CEO & President of T.E.N.
  • Reception with networking opportunities

Information and Registration here .

LA Cyber Lab

Security Summit 2019

September 17-18, 2019

Information and Registration
Cyber Resiliency Engineering: Final Public Draft of NIST SP 800-160 Volume 2 Available for Comment
The goal of the NIST Systems Security Engineering initiative is to address security, safety, and resiliency issues from a stakeholder requirements and protection needs perspective, using established engineering processes to ensure that those requirements and needs are addressed across the entire system life cycle to develop more trustworthy systems. To that end, Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-160 Volume 2 , Developing Cyber Resilient Systems: A Systems Security Engineering Approach , focuses on cyber resiliency engineering, an emerging specialty systems engineering discipline, applied in conjunction with resilience engineering and systems security engineering to develop more survivable, trustworthy systems. Cyber resiliency engineering aims to design, architect, and develop systems with the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to adverse conditions, stresses, attacks, or compromises that use or are enabled by cyber resources.

The public comment period closes November 1, 2019. We encourage you to use the comment template provided when submitting comments. See the publication details  for a copy of the document, comment template, and instructions for submitting comments. 
ICIT Fall Briefing
The Intersection of Leadership, Transformation and Security

October 17 2019 | Ritz-Carlton | Arlington, VA
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Held every October, the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government agencies and industry leaders, like the Center, to ensure everyone has access to the resources they need to be safe and secure online.

Follow the Center for Cyber Safety and Education for more information.
Elevate & Encourage
Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed
We believe that when ambitious professional women get more opportunity it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. We’re committed to giving these ambitious professional women the community they need to take the next step in their careers — whatever that means to each of them.

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.
Take Your Speaking Career to the Next Level

Join your esteemed peer, Dr. Adriana Sanford as an esteemed member of the American Program Bureau, Inc.

APB is the best in the industry at pairing the right speakers with the right programs to develop unforgettable events.

A pioneering force in the lecture industry, APB truly created the medium for people to see the most exciting and popular personalities, hear cutting-edge ideas, and experience the leaders, activists, and innovators of the day, live and in person, unedited and unfiltered by mass media. Additional information here .
NCWIT - Making A Difference
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influence and meaningful participation of all girls and women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. From the classroom to the boardroom, the superintendent’s office to the C-suite, NCWIT brings the proven tools, evidence-based methodologies, and collaborative peer communities that help build possibility, develop potential, and create lasting change. More voices can generate more powerful ideas. We’ll show you how to make every voice heard.

The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls' and women's participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying areas for improvement.
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.

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. 

Conferences and Special Events
Intelligence & National Security Summit
FBI, DIA, NGA, USCYBERCOM/NSA/CSS, and NRO leaders will discuss pressing national security threats and mission priorities in the closing plenary moderated by David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Information and Registration here .
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 Located Conferences

November 12-14, 2019 • Norfolk, VA
Defining Multi-Domain Command and Control

MILCOM offers senior military and industry leaders along with distinguished researchers the platform to describe the problems and solutions underlying coordinated action in multiple domains. Keynotes, panels, presentations and focused networking insure all will have a voice and a role in addressing the theme of this event. Join in this critical conversation, unique convening, and important event as government, industry and academia help define Multi-Domain Command and Control! Sponsored by AFCEA and IEEE ComSoc .

George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

September 17, 2019, 7-9 pm at the Country Club of Fairfax

DerbyCon has and continues to be a conference put together and run by awesome people in the security industry and by its attendees. We believe that DerbyCon is a central location for everyone to come share their research – hang with friends – and meet new ones. We hope to see you this year!

More information here.
Global AppSec - DC 2019
Global AppSec - DC is coming September 9-13, 2019 to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the nation’s capital. Formerly known as Global AppSec US, this week long event is the largest gathering for the open security community in North America. Designed for private and public sector infosec professionals, the OWASP three day training and two day conference equips developers, defenders, and advocates to build a more secure web.

Join us for a celebration of leading application security technologies, speakers, prospects, and community, in a unique event that will build on everything you already know to expect from an OWASP Global Conference.

Month of October | DC Metro Area | Various Times
DCFemTech's Tour de Code is a collaboration with dozens of organizations (Women Who Code DC, DC ACM, AIGA DC and more) to help you advance your technical skills. Get ready for an October filled with workshops and events to help beginners learn how to code and design! Participate. Learn. Apply. Succeed.

Hacker Halted 2019 Atlanta, Georgia
Advanced Ethical Hacking Training, over 40 presentations, 2 days of international networking, panel discussions and breakout sessions on the most critical and latest threats in the cybersecurity world.

NCSA CyberXL & Open Office Hours with Gus & Vitaly
The National Cybersecurity Student Association is hosting a five-week series of cyber games, called CyberXL!
These five games will begin easy, then will increase in difficulty. Once a challenge is solved, you will receive a 50% membership discount code, a link to fill out a form and be entered into a raffle drawing for each week’s completion. Join us in our challenge here .

J oin Gustavo Hinojosa, Executive Director and Dr. Vitalty Ford for OPEN OFFICE HOURS to help you live your best cyber self and show up more fully to lead your days with mega success! Register for the 05 SEPT 2019 (8 pm ET) event at the link below.

Good things come to those who wait. But great things come to those who go for it.  
Women in Technology is excited to host our semi-annual Fall Job Fair on November 14, 2019 in McLean, VA. This Job Fair brings technology and business professionals of all levels together with top organizations in the DC Metro area looking to fill a wide variety of roles including STEM-based fields. Both men and women are encouraged to attend and meet recruiters and hiring managers actively seeking candidates for positions. Exhibitors of all types – small, medium, large; public, private – can use this event to fill urgent, pipeline, and hot jobs. 

This is a free event for job seekers. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged to allow exhibitors to view your resume in advance. Exhibitors should take advantage of the Early Bird pricing for the best value and table availability. Registration now open for exhibitors.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
Are your organization desires to give a webinar talk or run a panel on information security, diversity or security awareness in October 2019, BrightTALK may be able to host your webinar in the NCSAM channel. Please reach out to [email protected] asap.
Words of Wisdom
Women know cybersecurity and they’re heavily involved in our industry. Don’t let anyone or any survey tell you otherwise. Just in case you don’t believe it, we’ve written a book to help prove it. It’s a new wave book that is based on the Twitter list @WomenKnowCyber researched and compiled by Cybercrime Magazine and published by Cybersecurity Ventures."Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime" features cybersecurity experts from across the globe, with varying backgrounds, who stand out for protecting governments, businesses, and people from cybercrime — and for their contributions to our community.

Make no mistake about it — women are trending up in cybersecurity. How do we move the needle from 20 percent to 50 percent in the coming years? One answer may be that we need to look at the glass as being half-full, rather than half-empty — as has been the case for way too long by way too many people. Let’s highlight the sheer number of women in cybersecurity — in an effort to attract more women to an industry that desperately needs them. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from 1 million positions in 2014. The job openings are driven by a huge increase in cybercrime, which is predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. There’s a cybersecurity career waiting for every girl and woman that wants one and is willing to gain the skills needed for employment. We hope that this book will inspire you — or someone you know — to think about becoming a woman in cybersecurity.
DCFemTech Grants
DCFemTech is piloting a new initiative to help member groups and the broader women in tech community run their events. To that end, DCFemTech will make contributions of up to $500 to cover the cost of food or other essentials. Qualifications, event requirements, and requests for grants information is here .
Spotlight on Our Youth & Students
Robin Stevens Payes
Edge of Yesterday
Edge of Yesterday aims to transform learning through story, interactive engagement and hands-on experiences. The mission: to inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
The Girl Scout Expo (November 16, 2019 @ Dulles Expo Center) will be a fun-filled day to explore Girl Scout activities, with a focus on STEM, the outdoors, life-skills and entrepreneurship! Girls can participate in interactive badge activities, sing-along and meet 
Girl Scouts from around our Council. Information here . The Girl Scouts believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. View the full list of Council Activities here .
Awareness, Knowledge and Opportunity
We believe in a world powered by curiosity.

We believe that an ordinary thought can transform into an insight that becomes a launchpad for innovation. We believe that empowering young minds and curating their experiences is a foundational part of the overall equation.

Our vision is big.
We dare to inspire curiosity at scale by building thriving communities that create awareness, reimagine education and provide access to unique learning experiences.

Our mission is intentional.
We exist to create an environment for students, parents and partner organizations to succeed in working together to build thriving citizens of the future.

More information here.
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.    
National Cyber League
The 2019 NCL FALL SEASON includes select challenges in the NCL Stadium and exercises in the NCL Gyms that will develop and test players in a wide range of knowledge and skills. No previous NCL play required.
The hosted exercises and NCL games are based on the CompTIA Security+™ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)™ performance-based exam objectives and include the following content: Open Source Intelligence, Scanning, Enumeration and Exploitation, Password Cracking, Traffic Analysis, Log Analysis, Wireless Security, Cryptography, and Web Application Security.

Register NOW!

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.

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 [email protected] and you will be placed on the [email protected] 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 Schedule Event

  • September 21, 2019, "You Are the Insider Threat - If You don't have a Program"

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.
Recent programs and advances include creating the world's first AGI teacher, Tencent and Roblox USA for game integration that serves education in the areas of Science, Math, and Literacy and brought game design concepts and programs to the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County, Liberty's Promise, and the VA Department of Education.

Read all about MGTA's Envision Honors Pre-College Program, NEW FALL courses, teacher training opportunities, and youth honors programs HERE!
Leaders in Energy
Welcome to L eaders in Energy our community of leaders working to scale and accelerate clean energy and sustainable solutions. Join our global action network to connect with people in the US and around the world (in over 100 countries) who are passionate about making a difference. We conduct monthly forums, including workshops, where we convene experts in our focus areas including sustainable communities, green economy, and multigenerational leadership. We also help our members connect with one another on opportunities related to employment and business partnering.

Innovation Tools You Can Use...

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

Listen to dynamic speakers, raise awareness about the issues facing women in tech with key House and Senate members, and network with other attendees. This event is inclusive and we encourage men and women to attend. You do not need to be an ISACA member to attend though you will need to have or create an ISACA profile. This also gives you access to the  SheLeadsTech engage community .
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  [email protected] 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!

Latest Event Calendar Here !
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.
BCV SOLUTIONS (“BCV”), founded in 2004, is a successful graduate of the SBA 8(a) Program and is currently an Economically Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned (ED/WOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business Corporation (SDB), headquartered in Maryland. BCV is also a certified MDOT W/MBE/DBE E State of Maryland, and, the City of Baltimore.

BCV Solutions is an established and innovative Management Consulting firm specializing in “Human-Valued” Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Software Solutions and Sustainable Engineering, applicable to domains including, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Project/Program Management & Evaluation, Clean Energy & Environmental Engineering, and Resilient Operations.

Innovative Workspaces for Your Team


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