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May Edition | National CyberWatch Communicator

 
 
 
 
 
Application Deadline is May 22
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, students can attend the Community College Cyber Summit Job Fair and Career Exploration as well as the conference (July 30-Aug. 1) for free and receive a travel allowance. The Job Fair, at Bossier Parish Community College, will allow students to speak with employers from government, business and industry sectors, and learn about job and internship opportunities. The deadline to apply is May 22.
 
Apply for a student stipend HERE.
 
 
Learn How to Get Your Cybersecurity Paper Published
Join the next National CyberWatch Virtual Brown Bag Lunch webcast, “Cybersecurity Skills Journal (CSJ) Paper Development Workshop," May 8 from 1-3 p.m. ET. Dr. David H. Tobey, managing editor of the CSJ, will discuss the manuscript review process and, with the assistance of CSJ Editorial Board and Peer Review Panel members, help participants work through their ideas or drafts of a manuscript reporting evidence-based practices, theoretical frameworks or case studies.
 
Register HERE.
 
 
 
 
Top Five Reasons
The National CyberWatch Center has five convincing reasons institutions should become academic members: it’s free to join; access to over 900 faculty members with the same vested interest; the ability to promote your events to a national database of over 10,000 contacts; exclusive access to a variety of events and courses; and the opportunity to partner on grants and projects.
 
Learn more HERE.
 
 
Innovations in Cybersecurity Education
Help us promote the amazing work you are doing by entering the prestigious 2019 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education awards and recognition program. Not only will you earn acknowledgement for yourself and your institution, but you’ll also help raise awareness for and promote innovative ways cybersecurity is being taught and practiced. Winning submissions will be recognized at the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS), July 30-Aug. 1, at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Read more and submit your innovation HERE.
 
 
 
 
Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Course
National CyberWatch is promoting interdisciplinary cybersecurity learning modules. This month's focus is on a Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity course created by CyberWatch West and the George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security. Resources include: lecture slides, reading assignments, hands-on activities, and a test bank.
 
Read more HERE.
 
 
Approaching That Time Again
Yes, that’s right – it is time for all our academic institutions to renew their membership in the National CyberWatch Center. Here’s the good news: only the designated “Faculty Contact” (aka “bundle administrator”) needs to log on, access their profile page, and click the “RENEW to Sept 2020” button. That renewal date will be reflected in all the individual faculty member records associated with that school.
 
Visit HERE to renew.
 
 
 
 
Student Association Webcast
Get into the cyber student spirit with the nation's largest cybersecurity student association! Join the National Cybersecurity Student Association on Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET as Gustavo Hinojosa, executive director, and Dr. Vitaly Ford, chapter development director, host a Q&A session! Potential topic discussions include building a cybersecurity club, education navigation, what conferences should be attended, how to build a professional brand and more.
 
Register HERE.
 
 
2019 Teacher Camp
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is hosting the GenCyber 2019 Teacher Camp for Maryland and D.C. high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers interested in incorporating cybersecurity into their curriculum. The goal of the week-long intensive program, July 8–12, is to help teachers improve their cybersecurity content delivery methods in their high school STEM curricula. The deadline to apply is May 13.
 
Learn more HERE.
 
 
 
 
Governors Cyber Skills Program  
An innovative partnership between state governors and CyberStart provides opportunities for students to identify their cybersecurity potential and rewards top performing students with cash prizes and scholarships. The Governors Cyber Skills Program consists of two free programs: Girls Go CyberStart and Cyber FastTrack. 
 
For more information, visit HERE.
Register for a CyberStart program informational webinar HERE.
 
 
Competitions Inspire Workforce
Collegiate cyber defense competitions are a great way for institutions to assess their student's depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems. Read first hand how the Team Captain from the University of Virginia's two-time National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions participation has played a critical role in building a foundation for a career in Information Security.
 
Visit HERE to read more.
 
 
 
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