National Cybersecurity Student Association Student Chapter of the Year
Congratulations to Izzat Alsmadi at Texas A&M University for winning the Student Association Chapter of the Year award! Izzat received his award at the 2022 Community College Cyber Summit in Dayton, Ohio, which took place May 23-25. Izzat is an Associate Professor and department chair in the Department of Computing and Cyber Security at the Texas A&M, San Antonio. He has his Master's and PhD in Software Engineering from North Dakota State University. He has more than 100 conference and journal publications.

The National Cybersecurity Student Association aims to develop and strengthen leadership and team-building skills as they form local and state chapters across the nation.

If you are interested in learning more about Student Chapters visit HERE.
National Cybersecurity Student Association Student of the Year
Congratulations to Michael E. Gonzalez from Northeastern State University on receiving the 2022 Student of the Year award! Michael is working on a B.S. in Cyber/Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism. Michael took advantage of the Student Association’s conference scholarship to go to the 2022 Community College Cyber Summit. The conference scholarship consisted of a 2-night stay at the Marriott at Dayton University and up to $500 for travel reimbursement.

If you are interested in learning more about conference scholarships, sign up for email updates with the Student Association HERE.
2022 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Winners and Publication Coming Soon!
The National CyberWatch Center’s Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards and Recognition Program is a vehicle where cybersecurity educators can share their advancements and innovations in their programs, accelerate adoption of new ideas throughout the academic community, and receive proper recognition for their work. The 2022 publication will highlight the creative and pioneering ideas of individuals and organizations around the country within one of four categories: Evidence-based Strategies, Instruction, Practice, and Program Development.

Learn more about the Innovations program and view past publications HERE.
Calling all Cybersecurity Researchers
Cybersecurity research has resulted in many opportunities to consider the impact of new cybersecurity technologies to the broader cybersecurity workforce, from testing to planning for technology transfer. Attend a Proposal Development Workshop for our upcoming Special Issue, Evidence-Based Capability: Results from Sponsored Research into Human Performance in Cybersecurity, to learn how your research at any stage may impact the workforce.

Register for the June 15 Proposal Development Workshop HERE.
Call for Peer Reviewers
National CyberWatch Center is seeking members of the broader cybersecurity stakeholder
community -- including graduate students, educators, researchers, tech innovators, practitioners, government and industry to join their growing community of peer reviewers. Peer reviewers are essential to publishing research that integrates and expands the methods, processes, and evidence of effective practices for skillful performance of cybersecurity job functions and roles.

Learn more about peer-reviewing and register for a Peer Reviewer workshop HERE.
Did You Know: Cybersecurity Degree Programs
Based on input from industry, labor market demand research, and over 15 years of Information Security content development experience, the National CyberWatch Center degree programs help prepare students for the in-demand jobs of the 21st century economy. They are designed for schools to adopt and adapt for their local needs and include: Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Cyber Foundations, Digital Forensics, Network Forensics, Network Security, Secure Software Development, Systems Security Administration, and Wireless Security.

Learn more about the varying degree programs HERE.
We're hiring!
The National CyberWatch Center needs subject matter experts for two courses and workshops being developed in Foundations of Computing and Foundations of IT. Learn more and apply HERE.

National CyberWatch is working with academic, governmental, and industry partners to raise the cybersecurity capability maturity of our nation's information technology and information security workforces. By applying the latest advances in learning science in developing Competency-Based, Mastery Learning (CBML) instructional resources, we seek to improve the readiness to learn, readiness to be certified, readiness to perform, and readiness to master cybersecurity roles and functions.

See Curriculum Standards Panel HERE and please share with your colleagues.
Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) Recap
By all accounts, the 7th annual 3CS, held at various locations in Dayton, OH, was a smashing success. Hands-on presentations, pre-Summit Cybersecurity Skills Development workshops, awards, the vendor showcase, various CTFs, and plenty of networking opportunities provided attendees with ample professional development. Look for information in the coming months on regional 3CS' across the U.S., culminating in the annual event in Orlando, FL (dates TBD).

Learn more about 3CS HERE.
Welcome National CyberWatch Center's Newest Member

Not a National CyberWatch member? It's free for academic institutions. Benefits include access to exclusive publications, grant opportunities, curricular resources, and more.

Learn more and become a member HERE.
The Linux Foundation: Open Source Software Security White Paper
This paper suggests a comprehensive portfolio of 10 initiatives which can start immediately to address three fundamental goals for hardening the software supply chain. Vulnerabilities and weaknesses in widely deployed software present systemic threats to the security and stability of modern society as government services, infrastructure providers, nonprofits and the vast majority of private businesses rely on software in order to function.

Download and view the full white paper HERE.
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