2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month has officially begun!

The National CyberWatch Center is joining with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014.

Information security is a shared responsibility and National Cyber Security Awareness Month provides an opportunity to take stock of our current security posture, while also engaging others in a dialogue about emerging security issues.

During the month, look for more information on ways you can participate in NCSAM:

Please visit www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month for more information about NCSAM and http://www.cyberwatchcenter.org for more information about the National CyberWatch Center, a member of the Stop.Think.Connect.TM National Network

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Report from George Washington University Cybersecurity Education Workshop – Feb 24-25, 2014

Executive Summary from the Final Report:

“In an effort to identify novel approaches to cybersecurity education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering and Education and Human Resources jointly sponsored a Cybersecurity Education Workshop, which was held February 24 & 25, 2014 at The George Washington University Arlington, VA Graduate Center.

The purpose of the workshop was to convene a diverse set of experts representing the computer science education (CS Ed), cybersecurity research, education and assessment, and industry communities in order to identify novel, compelling, and mutually beneficial approaches to advancing cybersecurity education. The recommendations resulting from the workshop will help guide the evolution of academic programs within the broad range of educational institutions.”

The full report is here.

5-Minute Virtual Science Fair

Cybersecurity Researchers Share Your Work With the World in the 5-Minute Virtual Science Fair – Share a Short Video Abstract of Your Completed or In-Progress Research

Compete for over $5,000 in prizes:

  • Cash: conference travel support
  • Mentoring by national cybersecurity leaders 
  • Free professional development class
  • Competition open now – June 1, 2014

To learn more, visit: http://wesharescience.com/5-Minute-Science-Fair

1st Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)

What: 1st Community College Cyber Summit (3CS): Celebrating Success: Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education

When: July 21 & 22, 2014

Where: Moraine Valley Community College • Palos Hills, IL

Why: Not just another typical conference…

  • 3CS is the ONLY national academic conference focused exclusively on cybersecurity education in community colleges
  • 3CS offers advanced technical workshops strictly for community college faculty
  • 3CS highlights innovations within & outside classrooms that colleges can adopt to strengthen programs
  • 3CS presents new research opportunities on cybersecurity education
  • and… 3CS will host STUDENT PRESENTATIONS! 

More information, including call for presentations and workshops, here.