National CyberWatch Center Webcast
Join Dr. David DeMaris as he provides a qualitative overview of the major types of machine learning algorithms, their strengths and limitations, historical trends, and how to apply them to the activity streams of computation and networking. Dr. DeMaris has more than 30 years of experience in the technology field including VLSI design, design optimization software, machine learning, and advanced semiconductor processes. Don’t miss this Webcast on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. E.T.

Learn more and register  HERE .
It's that Time of Year! 
Time to renew your academic memberships! Many thanks go out to all academic members who have already renewed their membership in the National CyberWatch Center's members-only portal. Further thanks go to those folks who identified members who are retired or no longer on faculty and arranged for someone else to take on the role of “Faculty Contact."

To renew your membership go HERE .
Welcome to ISHPI
ISHPI Information Technologies, Inc., provides services to the Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government for a number of technologically based groups. Cybersecurity is at the core of its cyber activities. National CyberWatch Center and ISHPI are partnering to strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

Stay tuned for what they have in store and read more about ISHPI HERE .
ICS Security Portable Toolkit
The winning National CyberWatch Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award for faculty development went to a new Industrial Control System (ICS) security portable toolkit. Jacksonville State University collaborated with Snead State Community College and worked tirelessly to develop this learning immersion tool that uses problem-based learning techniques and hands-on experiments all affordable for ICS security labs.

Read more HERE .
The Fallacy of Universal Technology as Explained by Dr. James Mickens
Dr. James Mickens of Harvard University shared his keynote speech at the USENIX Security Symposium on "Q: Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible? A: Because Keynote Speakers Make Bad Life Decisions and Are Poor Role Models."

Learn why computer security is essentially difficult to achieve HERE .
Call for Proposals
GenCyber works with elementary, middle and high school students and teachers to grow and improve cybersecurity education across the country. They host camps that focus on engaging learners with solid cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques. GenCyber is putting a call out for proposals through Oct. 12.

For more information or to submit a proposal online, visit HERE .
Congratulations to PCC
Portland Community College (PCC), a National CyberWatch member, was named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. PCC has a strong cybersecurity fundamentals certificate program and over the years has ramped up its cyber training programs.

Read more HERE .
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