Sponsors commit to protecting cyberspace by supporting the Community College Cyber Summit

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With a growing shortage of qualified workers to fill cybersecurity jobs and a lack of awareness of this educational field, help is needed to solve this problem. The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) does its part to prepare educators, and more sponsors are welcome to expand their reach.

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Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the role of community colleges in meeting this nation’s cybersecurity workforce needs.

With a growing shortage of qualified workers to fill cybersecurity jobs and a lack of awareness of this educational field, help is needed to solve this problem. The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) does its part to prepare educators, and more sponsors are welcome to expand their reach.

According to a recent ProtectWise survey, only nine percent of millennials are interested in cybersecurity. What better way to connect to this youthful group than through more and better educational opportunities? Through 3CS, scheduled Aug. 2-4, at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon, hundreds of cybersecurity faculty, administrators and students across the country will gather to learn about curricula, best practices, products, and the latest technologies. To help maintain this high-level event, support is needed. That’s where sponsorship comes in.

Some current 3CS sponsors devoted to furthering cybersecurity education include Bay Path University, EC-Council, Cybint Solutions, Jones and Bartlett, EnergySec, IBM, ISC2, California Cyberhub, Marcraft, Pearson, CompTia, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, and more. All sponsors get their brand in front of hundreds of individuals, increasing their exposure.

“Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the role of community colleges in meeting this nation’s cybersecurity workforce needs,” said Dr. Bob Spear, chair of 3CS. “Also, organizations see that 3CS can be a critical success factor in helping community colleges fulfill that role. From our first 3CS in 2014, where we had one sponsor, we have grown to 12 sponsors in 2017. Sponsorships then exploded to 22, and counting, for this year’s event in Oregon.”

Sponsorship levels are Platinum, Gold and Silver. For $5,000, Platinum sponsors can have their logo on all conference materials, a larger display booth, sponsors reception, promotion on conference social media, a full page ad in the conference program, and more. For $3,500, Gold sponsors have their logo on the 3CS banner, a half-page ad in the conference program, a display booth, and promotion on social media. For $1,500, Silver sponsors have their logo on the 3CS website, a ¼ page ad in the conference program, and a poster at one of the conference coffee breaks.

For more information on sponsorship, visit http://www.my3cs.org.

About Community College Cyber Summit:
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), CyberWatch West (CWW), and Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), which are all funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcomes of 3CS will leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more. To learn more, visit http://www.my3cs.org.

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