National CyberWatch Communicator | May Edition Volume 2
2018-2019 National CyberWatch Report
Some themes you’ll see in this annual report include: the unparalleled experience of the National CyberWatch team; the longevity of many programs; the voluminous high-quality output year-after-year on essentially shoestring budgets; and the continued growth in students and faculty as well as academic member institutions served. You’ll also hear powerful stories from those who have benefited from our collective work and see the ways we are moving the needle toward solving some of the country’s biggest workforce and national security challenges.
Join the Webcast on Raising the BAR of Cybersecurity Capability Maturity
The National CyberWatch Mastery Badge Program presents its first installment in a series of Raising the Behaviorally Anchored Rating (BAR) systems formative credentialing webcasts to help predict job and career readiness in cybersecurity jobs. Participants will be guided on what capabilities they need to improve and resources to raise their capability maturity. This event is Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m. ET.
Have you seen the National CyberWatch Center posts on Twitter? If not, you’re missing out! For all our National CyberWatch members, as well as nonmembers active in the Curriculum Standards Panels, we’ve added a “Twitter Handle” field to your profiles. Log on to your accounts today and update your profile with your Twitter handle. While there, take 30 seconds to update your “Courses Taught” and “Security Certifications” sections.
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Primary Faculty Contacts: As long as you’re logged on to the membership app, you can RENEW your school's membership for the 2019-20 academic year. You’ll find the RENEW button on your profile page.
Curricula on Administration of Justice
In this month's installment of Cybersecurity Across the Curricula, Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, director of Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research and assistant professor at the University of Hawaii Maui College, shares resources on Administration of Justice, which maps to a Criminal Law course. Materials explore loss prevention for online assets such as contracts, confidential emails and pictures. Assignments include a case study on preventing spear phishing and social engineering that targets key decision makers.
Community College Cyber Summit Meeting Workforce Needs
The sixth annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is set for Tuesday, July 30, to Thursday, Aug. 1 in Bossier/Shreveport, Louisiana. This event is focused solely on educating and enhancing those responsible for cybersecurity education at community colleges. With technology constantly changing, 3CS is the premier conference to help a rapidly altering workforce.
Le Moyne College is looking to identify higher education institutions that have an interdisciplinary component to their cybersecurity program. This could range from a single course with interdisciplinary outcomes to a program-wide emphasis. Interdisciplinary outcomes could include any combination of human, social, organizational, economic and technical factors, and their complex interactions. Contact Dave Voorhees at firstname.lastname@example.org to share information regarding your program and any associated success stories.
The Growth of "Smart Cities”
“Smart Cities” are an effective way to improve the lives of citizens and provide connections to various resources and technologies; but there also needs to be security measures. Common features of Smart Cities include the integration of smart data, transportation, energy, infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. This Cyber Intelligence Initiative article, by Katie Kline, provides an in-depth overview.
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.
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, students can attend the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) 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.
The American Association of Community Colleges is calling for proposals for MentorLinks Colleges and applications for MentorLinks Mentors for the 2019-21 cohort. The MentorLinks program is designed to help colleges develop or strengthen technician training programs in STEM fields through mentoring, professional development opportunities and technical assistance. It also aims to establish connections for colleges to identify new ideas and relationships through networking opportunities at program meetings and Advanced Technological Education National Conferences while helping colleges gain insight about support for building and sustaining new programs. The deadline to apply is June 7.
For information on the Request for Proposals for MentorLinks Colleges, see HERE.
For information on the Request for Applications for MentorLinks Mentors, see HERE.
Valencia College Seeking Professor of Network Engineering Technology
Join Valencia's dedicated, passionate faculty team as a full-time tenure-track appointment beginning fall 2019. Apply if you want to play a role in shaping the future of students at one of the largest community colleges in Florida, recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.