Harford Community College

Harford Community College is offering a new Cyber Defense Certificate
Harford Community College offers a comprehensive Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program that prepares students for entry into the high-demand field of information technology security. The Cyber Defense Certificate program is slated to begin in the 2016 spring semester, and classes will be offered in the evening in a cohort format. This unique program is accelerated and can be completed by fall! 
Read all about it  HERE

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Analysis of a Vault App

Analysis of a Vault App by Michael Robinson, Stevenson University
On November 6, 2015, an article appeared in The New York Times regarding inappropriate text messages, which occurred at Canon City High School in Colorado. The superintendent of the school system stated that between 300 and 400 illicit photos were being circulated among students' cell phones and the images contained "over 100 different kids." The images were believed to include students from the high school as well as eighth graders from Canon City  Middle School (Cloos and Turkewitz, 2015). The students appeared to be using vault apps to hide the images on their mobile devices.
While the news story raises numerous concerns including the judgment of the involved students and how the district attorney will pursue charges of the participating minors, the story also brings to light a technical issue: how vault apps work and what can be recovered from them.
Read Michael Robinson's Vault App Analysis HERE.

Data Privacy Day (DPD)

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is January 28th 
DPD is an international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the U.S. to create awareness about the importance of "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust."  Data Privacy Day is part of a greater effort to encourage everyone  t o be #PrivacyAware.
Become a DPD Champion
Join the greater effort, register yourself &/or your organization as a 
DPD Champion HERE

Black T-Shirt Forensics Challenge 

Black T-Shirt Forensics Challenge 

The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a joint academic and industry contest designed to promote interest in digital forensics, develop relationships among academic institutions, foster collaboration between academia and the corporate sector, and provide a valuable hands-on exercise for learning and training.

REGISTRATION is now available HERE.

Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)
Expanding the boundaries of cybersecurity programs 
at community colleges!

July 22-24, 2016
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA

Seats are limited ~ register today.

Call for Proposals
Contribute your ideas, strategies & techniques for one or more of 

1. New to Cybersecurity - this is to relate to those NEW to cybersecurity

2. Experienced in Cybersecurity - to enhance existing cybersecurity programs

3. Cybersecurity across the Curriculum - share cybersecurity teaching techniques for outside the IT Arena

DEADLINE for CALL for PROPOSALS is February 1st.
Information is HERE.

Top Ten downloads from 2015...

Top 10 list of DOWNLOADS from 2015...

10:  CAE2Y Newsletter
  9:  Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC)
  8:  SANS Cyber Aces Online Tutorials
  7:  Ethical Hacking Lab Series
  6:  Cyber Security Curriculum
  5:  CompTia Security+ Lab Series
  4:  Over the Wire: Wargames
  3:  2014 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) Report
  2:  A Guide for Mapping Courses to Knowledge Units (KUs)
and the MOST DOWNLOADED document of 2015 is 
(drum roll please)...

Resource Guide: 
Preparing for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC): 
A Guide for New Teams and  Recommendations 
for Experienced Players
Check out the National CyberWatch Center's 
 Library HERE.

2016 Webinar Series

2016's INTEGRATED Webinar Topics will include:
  Cyber Insurance
Threat Intelligence
Secure Voting
Network Security Redux
STAY TUNED... more information to follow!


Have an upcoming 
National CyberWatch Center will help promote it!
Submit your event information to:

"As technologies advance and the number of connected devices grows at an exponential rate, so do cyber threats and our need to understand online risks. Together, the National CyberWatch Center and the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign will increase cybersecurity awareness and promote new tools and initiatives, helping Americans better protect themselves, their families, and their communities online."

Dr. Phyllis Schneck
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Sending a warm welcome to 
Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS 
for being the f irst National CyberWatch Center member 
of 2016!
Learn more about MEMBERSHIP here.

  To become a member, contact Teri Kepner at tkepner@nationalcyberwatch.org.

Jan           Black T-Shirt Challenge: Registration
Jan            Business-Higher Education Forum:
6                Call for Proposals

16              Security+ Certification
 2               Conference 2016

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