Peer Reviewers/Editorial Board Members
Are you interested in serving the cybersecurity research and education community? Consider becoming a peer reviewer or section editor for Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research . This is the nation's first hybrid-access scholarly journal focused exclusively on cybersecurity skills. The journal seeks to enhance knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce through open and free dissemination of research on evidence-based practices and private access to digital tools/practice guides.

Sign up today, HERE .
Enter Pilot Program
The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment Pilot program makes available a concept inventory formative assessment that determines readiness to enroll in an Information Security Fundamentals/Security+-type course. The assessment is anonymous but provides institutional encoding of respondent IDs to permit individual reporting without divulging the identity of the participant to the National CyberWatch Center. Any faculty member or corporate trainer may register to participate.

Register  HERE .
Save $25 until October 19
To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the National Cybersecurity Student Association is giving away free memberships for all students 18+ until Friday, October 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The student association offers a wide variety of resources for IT students and faculty as they aim to expand cybersecurity awareness and education across the nation!

Sign up HERE and use promo code:
NCSAM-NCC (must use .edu email to qualify)
Hands-On Security Education Workshops
The objective of the SEED workshops is to provide training to instructors who are interested in using SEED labs in their courses. During the workshops, instructors will work on the SEED labs that they are interested in, with the help from SEED. SEED will also share with the instructors their experience in using these labs. Each year, two workshops are held at Syracuse University. The 2019 workshops are May 29-June 1 and June 3-June 6.
Additional SEED workshop information HERE .
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Staying Smarter than IoT Devices
California State University, Chico won the 2018 National CyberWatch Center’s Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award for Lab Activity. 
Instructor David Zeichick has students design their own Internet of Things device and analyze the security implications of that design. 

Read more HERE to learn how it works.
Get STEM Knowledge FAST
Need the latest and greatest STEM knowledge FAST without leaving your hometown? During the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators’ Conference, Oct. 24-26, follow the Twitter hashtag #ATEPI. Over 850 individuals will gather to focus on the critical issues of advanced technology education. Power Tweeters will tweet key takeaways, valuable slides and interesting facts to bring this knowledge to colleges and universities in real time! 

Follow AACC (#ATEPI) Twitter HERE .
Insights From Academic and Industry Leaders
Register to attend CyberMaryland 2018 to hear industry leaders—including UMUC faculty—talk about the job of a chief information security officer (CISO). At the UMUC-sponsored Education Track (“What CISOs Worry About”), you can hear insights from academic leaders and professionals in the public and private sectors as they discuss how the right certifications, training and education can help you deal with threats and job concerns.
For more information, go HERE .
NIST Final Public Draft Available for Viewing
NIST has posted a final draft of a special publication on “Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations: A System Life Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy.” Embodying seven major objectives, NIST is seeking comments and feedback on this document until Oct. 31.

To read the draft and make comments, visit HERE .
IRSC Cyber Program Earns CAE Designation
Indian River State College (IRSC), a National CyberWatch member, has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). The designation acknowledges the college’s rigorous academic program and its Cyber Center of Excellence. With this designation, the college will enhance its education for cybersecurity experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, language and analysis, and graduates will receive certifications recognized by the NSA.

To learn more visit HERE .
October 24-26
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