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.


1st National Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference (April 11-12, 2014)

With the support of National Science Foundation Award#1303441, the Women in Cybersecurity conference (WiCyS) is an effort to bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry for recruitment and retention of women in this field. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate.

More here: 1st National Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference – Nashville, Tennessee, April 11-12, 2014

Cybersecurity Research Experience for Undergraduates in Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park

College Park is looking for Cybersecurity Scholars for the 2014 summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Maryland.


The Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for Scholars to become integral members of team-based research projects in cybersecurity coordinated by faculty in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2). Students majoring in engineering, computer science, math, and physical science are strongly encouraged to apply. View the list of 2014 projects here: http://www.wie.umd.edu/undergrad/cs-scholars/cs2014-projects.

Teams conduct research from June 2 through August 1, 2014. The program offers multiple tiers of mentorship and training in team skills and project organization, as well as addressing issues of concern to women and minorities in science and engineering. Each Scholar receives a $4,500 stipend, $300 food allowance, and housing. Funding is available for transportation.

For additional information to access the online application, please review the Cybersecurity REU website at http://www.wie.umd.edu/undergrad/cs-scholars or contact Cristin Caparotta (ccapa@omiacs.umd.udu or 301-405-6735).

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Clark School of Engineering

DHS Announces Expansion of Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students.  Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.

Learn more about and apply for the SHP Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative here.