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National CyberWatch Communicator | May Edition

Procrastinators Rise-Up
Innovators get your ideas ready! The National CyberWatch Center’s Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award Program is accepting new concepts on how to teach cybersecurity. Put your name and your institution's name into the national discussion. All Innovations will be promoted on social media, disseminated in the “Innovations in Cybersecurity Education” publication, among other avenues. Submissions are due by May 21.

Learn more HERE.
Cybersecurity Academic Modules Available
National CyberWatch member Truckee Meadows Community College along with representatives from the University of Nevada, Reno, have collaborated to create libraries of cybersecurity curriculum modules available to anyone who registers. The libraries encompass social sciences and human factors, legal issues, technical aspects, and information assurance, and are designed to be incorporated into existing courses and introduce students to cybersecurity concepts.
Read more HERE.
Early Bird Registration Ends Tonight
Now that summer is around the corner, it's time to close early bird registration for the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS). The fifth annual conference only has 150 seats still available. Take advantage of the early bird pricing of $195 (plus service fee) before 11:59 p.m. ET tonight and join your peers at the nation's only cybersecurity conference for community colleges.

Register HERE.
Lewis University Wins 2018 Cyber Defense Competition
In the U.S. Department of Energy’s third annual Cyber Defense Competition, Lewis University, a National CyberWatch member, bested 25 universities across the country as the overall champions. Students worked in a simulated environment where they built a complex network infrastructure and defended it against cyberattacks.

Read more HERE.
Cyber Hygiene and Security Awareness
The primary weakness in any security system is the users. Increasing user awareness in steps they can take to secure their systems and data benefits both the individual and any organization they are associated with. Join Jim Hoag, retired Department Chair for Information Assurance and Technology at Champlain College June 13th and June 15th as he discusses Cyber Hygiene and Security Awareness: A Competency-Based Mastery Learning Curriculum.

Learn more HERE.
Hood College Launched Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Program
Hood College, a National CyberWatch member, officially launched its master’s degree program in cybersecurity. This 30-credit program is the only one of its kind at a private college in Maryland. The college is collaborating with Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary’s University to build a pipeline for students to acquire degrees.

Read more HERE.
Army Research Discovers Less Face-to-Face Equals More Success
Army researchers examined competitors at the National CyberWatch Center’s Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2017 and discovered that consistent actual human interaction is not a factor in predicting who will be most successful. Teammates did not have to leave their keyboard in order to get the job done and coordinate efforts.
Learn more HERE.
What others are saying about Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)...

"I consider this my MUST go-to conference. There is a wealth of information presented each year and it allows for great connections with schools across the nation that have a part in Cyber Security. Many of the connections I have were formed at this conference. To me, it is an event that my school MUST secure funding for every year."

Professor Chris Rondeau
Bossier Parish Community College