Community College Cyber Summit Gets Cybersecurity Curricula into Two-year Colleges STAT

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As company executives become increasingly aware of their organization’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities, they learn that network defense, data security, secure coding, professional cybersecurity expertise, and safe computing practices are necessary for their survival. Community and technical colleges are responding to this workforce shortage by attending the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) June 28-30 to add or enhance their cybersecurity curricula.

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3CS is a place where instructors can learn about emerging cybersecurity threats, by those who know WHAT to teach to cybersecurity students, technicians or workers in other disciplines.

As company executives become increasingly aware of their organization’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities, they learn that network defense, data security, secure coding, professional cybersecurity expertise, and safe computing practices are necessary for their survival. Community and technical colleges are responding to this workforce shortage by infusing cybersecurity into their curriculum thanks to the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS). This one-of-a-kind conference is the resource community and technical colleges use to obtain accurate information that jumpstarts their cybersecurity courses.

The fourth annual 3CS will be held June 28 to 30, at Prince George’s Community College and National Harbor, Maryland. This national conference is unique as it caters to cybersecurity education at community colleges. Faculty and administrators receive training to adequately instruct students in cybersecurity and also serves as a resource to implement cybersecurity into curricula. This summit gives community colleges leverage to best support the needs of critical infrastructure sectors such as banking services, emergency services, transportation, water systems, and energy.

"3CS is a place where instructors can learn about emerging cybersecurity threats, by those who know WHAT to teach to cybersecurity students, technicians or workers in other disciplines,” said Dr. Bob Spear, chair of 3CS. “It’s where participants can fashion new answers with colleagues and meet the cybersecurity professionals who can help!”

The 3CS has four tracks for participants to follow: new to cybersecurity, experienced in cybersecurity and CAE2Y aspirants, cybersecurity across the curriculum, and student track. On the morning of June 28, students and recent graduates can attend a 3CS Pre-Summit Job Fair, new this year.

For more information or to register, visit my3CS.org.

About Community College Cyber Summit: 
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Resource Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), CyberWatch West (CWW), Cyber Security Education Consortium (CSEC), Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), and Advanced Cyberforensics Education (ACE) Consortium, which are all funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcomes of 3CS leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more. To learn more, visit my3CS.org.

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