Save the Date!
Mark your calendars, the sixth annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is set for July 31 to Aug. 2, 2019, at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)! Set in the heart of Louisiana’s Cyber Corridor in Bossier City, BPCC in one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country and part of a cyber center that includes a Fortune 200 company (CenturyLink) and a top research institution (Louisiana Tech University). You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Learn more about BPCC HERE .
Howard University to Fund Cybersecurity Project with Grant
Howard University, a National CyberWatch member, earned a three-year $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a project focused on creating a platform to develop and test solutions to prevent cyber-physical systems (those connected by networks and integrated with physical processes) from being compromised. Those systems can include driverless cars, machines in hospitals or drones.

Read more 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 .
University of West Florida Woman Places in International Competition
Megan Morton, a junior at the University of West Florida (National CyberWatch member), placed second in the prestigious Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship competition hosted by Morphisec, a cybersecurity company. She was one of three students, and the only one from the U.S., recognized worldwide in this international competition. She wrote her essay on a successful female cybersecurity business owner who encouraged her to take risks.

Read more HERE .
Keeps Getting Better!
Over the last two years, National CyberWatch Center's lab partner, Infosec Learning, has continually invested in making their private cloud-based lab solution the go-to platform for the delivery of scalable, cost-effective and cutting edge cybersecurity hands-on exercises. In addition to new challenge-based lab exercises, there are hundreds of labs that map to various courses, professional certifications, frameworks, and jobs roles. Test drive the platform today.

Learn more HERE .
Testimonials Needed for Cyber Workforce Consortium
The Cyber Institute formed the Cyber Workforce Consortium comprised of not-for-profit and professional organizations to provide a collective voice for employers, academia and government collaboration on cyber workforce issues. The consortium is seeking testimonials and comments through membership-based organizations from industry and academia who serve job seekers having difficulties and successes related to the cyber workforce.
Testimonials/comments will be used in a white paper/information paper for Senator Bennet of Colorado to take to Capitol Hill. Your company and/or academic institution will be recognized as participants on this paper by the Senator's Office.

For more information, visit HERE .
Corporate Sponsor
Kaplan IT Training, a National CyberWatch Corporate Sponsor, is dedicated to helping educators, training centers and IT professionals strengthen technical job skills by preparing them for tough certification examinations with the highest quality learning and exam preparation products.

With a focus on cybersecurity exam titles, Kaplan IT Training exam preparation programs can be integrated into curriculum as a measure of readiness for a certification exam or can supplement existing curriculum by building learning retention outside the classroom.

Read more HERE .
Apply for Grant Before August 29
A new grant opportunity from the Department of Education is now available to Community Colleges. The 3 ATE Centers for Cybersecurity education have been asked to provide letters of support for community colleges applying for this grant.

Please provide the following information along with your request for a letter:
  • What is the problem you are trying to solve?
  • Include a brief synopsis of your proposal.
Please submit your materials to one of the three centers:
  • Center for Systems Security & Information Assurance 
  • CyberWatch West -
  • National CyberWatch Center -

For more information about the grant and instructions on how to apply, visit HERE.
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