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National CyberWatch Communicator | February Edition

Now Accepting Submissions
Have innovations, new ideas or advancements in cybersecurity to share with the community? The National CyberWatch Center is accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program. Top picks will be awarded in the following categories: Evidence-based Strategies, Instruction, Practice and Program Development. Submissions will be accepted through May 3.
Learn more HERE.
Skill Up Boot Camp
Sign up for the Virtual Brown Bag Lunch webcast Skill Up Boot Camp, Feb. 13, 1-1:45 p.m. ET.This session will focus on the growing demand for cybersecurity skills in the IT workforce and showcase a flexible boot camp format that blends adaptive, online learning with classroom labs to upskill IT professionals in cybersecurity concepts. This webcast will be led by Casey W. O’Brien, executive director of National CyberWatch Center and Andy Petroski, chief learning officer of Allegro Learning Solutions.
Sign up HERE.
Free Resources
National CyberWatch has compiled five, free, timesaving resources to help keep any cybersecurity program up-to-date and in-line with 
the latest technologies. These resources include a first of its kind Information Security Curricula Guide, the 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education publication, the inaugural 2017 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education publication, the peer-reviewed Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research “3CS Anniversary Special Issue – Five Years of Raising the Capability Maturity Bar” and a National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Guide for Mapping Courses to Knowledge Units.
View the top five resources HERE.
Change is Now
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is accepting proposals for its event July 30-Aug. 1 in Bossier/Shreveport, Louisiana. Entries should focus on workforce development and a variety of educational and training methods to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs while following one of five tracks: Evidence-Based, Instruction, Practice, Program Development and Student.
Learn more HERE.
The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering
Join Erich Kron, CISSP security awareness advocate at KnowBe4 as he explores Levers of Human Deception: The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering, in a free webcast on Feb. 21, 8 p.m. ET. The session will go through the levers social engineers and scam artists pull to make people more likely do their bidding.
Register HERE.
Share Your Skills and Knowledge
Showcase your advancements in cybersecurity education by being a virtual or in-person presenter. The National CyberWatch Center is looking for new programs, program components, courses, labs, practices and methods of instruction that help advance the workforce. Rather avoid the spotlight? Then share your papers on cybersecurity skills and development for The Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research.
Learn more HERE.
Call for Participants in Pilot Program
The National CyberWatch Curriculum Standards Panel is looking for participants to join the Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment. This pilot program, which runs from Feb. 1 to Sept. 30, is designed to identify mastery or diagnose deficiencies in understanding topics required to demonstrate readiness for an Information Security fundamentals course. The assessment is anonymous.
Learn more HERE.
2018 Publication Now Available
The National CyberWatch Center’s 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education document is now available for download. The winner and submissions for each category (Curriculum, Faculty Development, Lab Activity, Local Partnership and Student Learning Aid) are laid out complete with contact information to find out more about a specific project or idea.
Download your copy HERE.
#3CS2019 Sponsorship Opportunities
Partnerships make a world of difference to help address the cybersecurity workforce shortage. Connect with faculty, administration and students by becoming a partner of the 2019 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS). Academic, commercial and government partnerships are available.
See various sponsorship levels and associated benefits HERE.
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NOVA Creates Cybersecurity Center
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), a National CyberWatch Center founding member, 
created its NOVA Cybersecurity Center to help students secure cybersecurity jobs. The center designed a curriculum around the cybersecurity standards of the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. As a result, students will be able to pursue an associate of applied science degree in cybersecurity.
Learn more HERE.
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