National CyberWatch Federal Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Resource Guide, April 2021
This NSF-funded research project explored the viability of cybersecurity apprenticeships for federal agency pipeline support. Aided by close ties to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group on Apprenticeships, the project developed a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the apprenticeship model, and identified key ways to improve the adoption of apprenticeships.

View the resource guide HERE.
Cyber2yr2020: ACM Curriculum Guidance for Associate Degree Programs in Cybersecurity Webcast
Panelists in this webcast introduced the Cyber2yr2020 guidelines, which are applicable to both applied and transfer programs, and discussed how they can be used to create or update a two-year Cybersecurity program. Alignment with other frameworks of interest was highlighted, including the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Knowledge Units, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, and ABET criteria for Cybersecurity programs. Program examples were presented, and a process for correlating two-year Cybersecurity programs with the Cyber2yr2020 guidelines was shared, along with the benefits of doing so.
View the full webcast HERE.
Covid-19 Student Survey Results and Discussion

Join the National Cybersecurity Student Association on May 26 at 7pm ET as they present and discuss the 2020 COVID-19 student survey results.

Register for the webcast HERE.
Military Spouses in Cybersecurity Follow-Up Webcast
Join the National Cybersecurity Student Association on Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm ET for a follow-up chat to the Military Spouses in Cybersecurity webcast. The webcast hosted a dynamic panel of professionals from the Student Association, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), Excelsior College, Fortinet, and military spouses who all shared their resources, stories, inspiration, opportunities, and more!
Watch the recorded webcast HERE.
Register for the June 9 webcast HERE.
Community College Cyber Summit Call for Proposals
Share your cybersecurity expertise and experience with others! The 2021 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is looking for proposals for breakout sessions for its upcoming event Nov. 5-7 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Entries can vary in length from half day, one day to one-, two- or three-hours and should fit into one of five tracks: Evidence-Based, Instruction, Practice, Program Development and Student. Proposals are due June 15.

Learn more HERE.
Call for Abstracts on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce
Are you interested in serving the cybersecurity profession? Practitioners, scholars and educators... Do you have experiences, data, cases, or instructional designs that suggest how our nation can succeed in diversifying the cybersecurity workforce? Submit a paper proposal or draft abstract to the Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce. This publication will report systematic and rigorous investigations of the contributing causes, mediating or moderating influences, and solutions for diversifying the cybersecurity workforce.
Learn more and submit HERE.
Cybersecurity Skills Journal Call for Peer Reviewers

Interested in helping raise the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce? Become a peer reviewer for the Cybersecurity Skills Journal and participate in a unique, constructive review process in which large peer reviewer panels assist authors in developing their research towards a scholarly rigorous, practically relevant publication.
Additional information can be found HERE.
Zero Trust Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things

This Report reviews the principles of Zero Trust security and the aspects of IoT that make proactive application of Zero Trust to IoT different than its application to the workforce. The key capabilities of Zero Trust for IoT are defined for companies with an IoT strategy, and next steps highlight Microsoft solutions enabling your journey of Zero Trust for IoT.

Download the report HERE.
RTF Report: Combating Ransomware:
A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force
Ransomware is no longer just a financial crime; it is an urgent national security risk that threatens schools, hospitals, businesses, and governments across the globe. Over 60 experts from industry, government, law enforcement, civil society, and international organizations worked together to produce this comprehensive framework, which breaks down siloed approaches and advocates for a unified, aggressive, comprehensive, public-private anti-ransomware campaign.
These recommendations are informed by a deep bench of experts and are immediately actionable, together forming a framework to reduce this criminal enterprise.

Download the report HERE.
Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC) Virtual Faculty Development

Check out the varied array of hands-on workshops available online through the WASTC. Each course is $50 and allows for one registration per week.

View the event calendar HERE.
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