Get Holiday Hacks for Your Cybersecurity Classroom
The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, peppermint mochas and fervent cookie baking are infiltrating our lives these days. To help take one thing off your plate, the National CyberWatch Center has put together five Holiday Hacks for your cybersecurity classroom! Read these innovative blogs, and get your classrooms in tip-top shape for 2019 HERE .
Q & A with the Student Association
Are you ready to be a part of the country's largest cybersecurity student association? Or are you curious about different aspects of this illustrious group? Then get in the know about the National Cybersecurity Student Association at the Q & A session and tour of the student portal on Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. ET. Join hosts Gustavo Hinojosa, NCSA executive director, and Dr. Vitaly Ford, NCSA chapter development director, for this learning web experience. Register HERE .
Challenges in Medical Cybersecurity
In case you missed it, the latest webcast on “Challenges for Medical Cybersecurity: Understanding the Current Crisis, Emergent Technologies and Developing Risk Management Strategies that Reward Getting it Right,” is now available on YouTube. Dr. Owen McNally explores a series of core metrics that represent this problematic status quo as well as the additional challenges in this area.
Watch the webcast HERE .
Recruit at the MACCDC
Cybersecurity employers are encouraged to join the hunt for the most talented aspiring professionals by sponsoring the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC). Top qualifying cybersecurity teams from the region will converge at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, March 28-30, 2019, to compete and demonstrate their skills. Sponsors will have access to these outstanding players. Read more HERE .
Deal on Becoming Member of National Cybersecurity Student Association
Join the growing presence of students around the country by becoming a member of the National Cybersecurity Student Association. Through the end of December, membership is 50 percent off when you use the promo code ElfOnShelf18 . Being a member allows students to keep up-to-date on cybersecurity trends, have access to mentoring and career opportunities as well as indulge in extracurricular activities.
Become a member HERE .
Full Cybersecurity Scholarship at George Washington University
Who are your “shining stars” in your computer science or cybersecurity programs? The George Washington University wants to find them by offering a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. Anyone interested in pursuing a technical and/or policy degree in the field of cybersecurity should consider applying. Full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend and professional development allowance) will fund up to three years. Deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit GW CyberCorps for more information or contact Shelly Heller at .
Deadline is December 15
Do you have something to share about cybersecurity skills and development?  The Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research is looking for papers. It is the nation's first peer-reviewed, hybrid-access scholarly publication focused exclusively on cybersecurity skills. It seeks to raise the capability spectrum of the cybersecurity workforce through open and free dissemination of research on evidence-based practices and private access to digital tools and practice guides.  Read more  HERE .
Syllabus, Lab and Textbook Recommendations
Looking for updated syllabi, textbook recommendations and lab solutions for IT, security and computer science technical courses? Look no further. National CyberWatch has updated its curriculum library. A list of technical courses that provide the foundation for various National CyberWatch Center degree and certificate programs as well as industry recognized certifications can be found HERE .
Free Membership until December 31!
For a limited time, new members can join the non-profit organization, Women in Cybersecurity, for free. Now’s your chance to join a community of women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry. By becoming involved, you’ll have opportunities for mentoring, learning, networking and career development. Just complete and submit the membership form before Jan. 1 to reap all the benefits for one year. 
Become a member of WiCyS HERE .
Cyber Colosseum
Are you ready to take your cybersecurity training to the next level, learning and competing with realistic content, on your schedule? Cyber Colosseum is a 24/7 environment, accessible from anywhere, providing subscribers access to fully immersive and technology-rich environments to learn new skills, test talent, and demonstrate competencies in continuous competitions. At only $1.99/hour, or less, join now and enjoy one free credit and 30% off your first order!
Learn more HERE .
Participate in Research on Cybersecurity Curriculum
You are invited to participate in a research project whose purpose is to investigate the factors that influence undergraduate cybersecurity curriculum adoption based on technology adoption models. This anonymous 20-minute questionnaire is intended for faculty or administrators with curriculum oversight for 2- and 4-year undergraduate cybersecurity courses or curriculum.
The study will contribute results for Todd Whittaker’s doctoral dissertation at Dakota State University under Dr. Cherie Noteboom. To access the survey, click this  link  or paste this this address into your browser: .
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