Full Line-Up for December
Throughout December and into 2018, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has a number of opportunities for cybersecurity professionals. As a National CyberWatch partner, the ISSA is providing webinars, forums and events on issues ranging from cyber resilience and response, and cyber challenges to mentoring success and women in technology. Find the full range of events in the ISSA newsletter.

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Win $75 Amazon Gift Card
National CyberWatch members who actively participate in the new member site have an opportunity to win big. All members who log into the site and check out anything from the forum to events or news, will be entered in a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 8. Don’t delay. All you need to do is log into the site to be entered into the drawing.

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Instructional Materials for Computer Science and Cybersecurity Courses
Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5) devised seven cybersecurity instructional modules and a course framework that align to curricular standards from NSA CAE2Y Knowledge Units, ACM Computer Science Curricular Guidelines and AP Computer Science Principles. These materials range from Secure Scripting to Cybersecurity Principles and aim to enhance computer science and cybersecurity courses.

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Recognition for Cybersecurity Certificate Program
Texas A&M University-San Antonio, a National CyberWatch Academic member, is celebrating their renewed designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2022. It’s one of three universities and two community colleges in Texas with the CAE designation. The University’s five-year-old Center for Information Technology and Cybersecurity offers an NSA certification along with a diploma.

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Framework Helps Define Cybersecurity Work
The National Institute of Standards 
and Technology (NIST) released a report, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework Work Role Capability Indicators: Indicators for Performing Work Roles. The report defines the spectrum of cybersecurity work as well as tasks and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for over 50 common Work Roles.

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Call for Proposals
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is seeking proposals for its event August 2-4, 2018. This year’s theme is Expanding Expertise–Transforming Cybersecurity Programs. One- to three-hour presentations related to the theme are needed in one of four tracks: new to cybersecurity; experienced in cybersecurity and CAE2Y aspirants; expanding expertise-transforming cybersecurity programs; and students.The deadline is March 15.

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Community College Innovation Challenge
The Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) spurs excitement and passion in young people for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This annual competition challenges community college teams to create solutions to real-world problems while competing for monetary awards and the opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C. Assemble a team today!

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Welcome National CyberWatch Center's Newest Members
The National CyberWatch Center is seeking innovators in cybersecurity education to pilot test recent advancements in cybersecurity curriculum design:

Beginning in early Spring 2018, the National CyberWatch Center Curriculum Standards Panels will be releasing innovations in formative assessment, competency-based instruction, evidence-based skill development labs, and ability-enhancing incident simulation labs. The first releases will identify student readiness for learning the fundamentals of Information Security and applying secure coding practices in C programs designed to mitigate the software weaknesses associated with Buffer Overflows. Subsequent releases will include self-paced, personalized, micro-learning modules for developing mastery of Information Security fundamentals. Interested parties should contact David Tobey, Director of Research and Assessments for the National CyberWatch Center, at  dhtobey@indiana.edu  to receive further information.