3CS is pleased to announce opportunities to expand the conference management and operating committees. 3CS is produced by the member institutions of the National CyberWatch Center, in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) center, and the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA).

As a guiding principle, we believe that the leadership of 3CS as a critical national resource demands the involvement of a diverse set of stakeholder groups, including educators, students, administrators, employers, policymakers, and vendors, especially those from underrepresented populations. We are drafting new operating charters that will limit the number of committees led by a single institution or stakeholder group. This strategic shift will make the conference leadership more inclusive by encouraging and embracing contributions from any and every cybersecurity education community member who wants to have a voice.

For more on this, including the various committees, responsibilities, and time commitment for each, see HERE.
Submissions Open for 2022 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Program
We encourage you to submit to the 2022 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education program, open from Feb. 18 through April 18. Submissions in the following categories: Evidence-based Strategies, Instruction, Practice, and Program Development, helps accelerate their adoption throughout the academic community and allows you and your team to receive the proper recognition for your work.

For more on the Innovations program and how to submit yours, see HERE.
Calling all Cybersecurity Researchers!
Have an idea for the 2022 Special Issue on Evidencing Competencies: Progress from Funded Research but not sure where to start? Attend a Proposal Development Workshop on March 15 with the CSJ Editorial Board: get immediate feedback on your idea and how to align with our mission to impact cybersecurity practice, improve learning, and advance the state of the cybersecurity workforce’s capability maturity. 

Register for the Proposal Development Workshop HERE.
3CS 2022 Career Exploration Event Deadline is 11:59pm ET on Feb. 21
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is hosting a Career Exploration event to help 2- and 4-year Cybersecurity students and recent graduates understand the field and learn about the varied career opportunities. Participants will have an opportunity to talk to professionals in the field about careers and jobs, and attend conference sessions specifically geared towards students to learn about advancements in the field. 3CS will be held May 23-25, with the Career Exploration event taking place May 24 from 2pm - 4:30pm. Financial support is available for students to attend.
Learn more and download the student flyer to share HERE.
Don't Miss Early Bird Registration

Get ready for loads of workshops and fun at the seventh annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) hosted at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, May 23-25, 2022. This year’s event features Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops, a multitude of presentations and panel discussions, a Career Exploration event and tours of Dayton. Early bird registration ends Feb. 28.

Register HERE.
"Cybersecurity for All" Workshops
Loyola University Chicago is hosting a series of “Cybersecurity for All” workshops. The workshops will cover the basics of cybersecurity, authentication, common cybersecurity threats and attacks, anonymity, the dark web, and internet security. These workshops will be accessible to everybody -- no prior experience necessary and you do not need to have a cybersecurity or computer science background. It is our goal that after attending these workshops, you will incorporate some of what you have learned into your classes, teaching, or daily life. All workshops will be held online, but space is limited.
Please sign up HERE by March 14.
Open Position: Research Program Manager Information Trust Institute at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Information Trust Institute is a world-leading institution with a focus on creating more trustworthy critical infrastructure. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director at the Information Trust Institute, the Research Program Manager will work closely with ITI leadership and staff to support research and program management activities that require a high level of detailed program management, communication and organization skills.
Applications must be received by Feb. 22, 2022. Apply HERE.
2021 NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review

While much of the critical work that NSA does to secure the nation cannot be publicly disclosed, this year in review shares a wealth of information on cybersecurity efforts that have better equipped the U.S. to defend against the highest priority cyber threats from Nov. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2021.

View the full report HERE.
Cybersecurity Across the Curriculum: Machine Learning in Auditing: Current and Future Applications
The research from the University of Dallas shows large firms such as Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young are experimenting with machine learning algorithms and expect the way audits are performed will change. This change is due to the opportunity to review an entire population for anomalies – rather than relying on representative
sampling techniques. Machine Learning excels at performing repetitive tasks allowing auditors more time for review and analysis plus a better understanding of the larger overall picture.
Read more HERE.
Grant Development and Mentoring Program
The FORCCE-ATE Faculty Development and Mentoring-Coaching program is designed to educate participating community college teams about the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, to empower them to write competitive grant proposals, and to mentor/coach them through the otherwise daunting writing process. FORCCE-ATE includes many areas of cybersecurity and computing education, such as information technology, computer science, digital forensics, Cloud, IoT, data science, bioinformatics, AI/machine learning, and others.
FORCCE-ATE builds on a track record of success. The success rate of the June 2020 virtual Faculty Grant Development Workshop was 73%. Of the 11 community college teams that submitted proposals to the ATE program, eight received funding. The deadline for mentee colleges to apply is Apr. 1, 2022. Preference will given to teams that apply by Mar. 1, 2022 or until all available slots are filled. 

The online application is available HERE.
National Academy of Public Administration Report: A Call to Action: The Federal Government’s Role in Building a Cybersecurity Workforce for the Nation
As part of the FY 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress directed the Department of Homeland Security to contract with the National Academy of Public Administration (or a similar organization) to review the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) programs (primarily housed within the Cybersecurity Defense Education and Training [CDET] branch) to build a national cybersecurity workforce.
The task was to assess the excellence, scalability, and diversity of select CISA/CDET workforce-development programs and to consider alternative models for building a cyber workforce. The study Panel of Academy Fellows also looked at additional efforts across the government aimed at ensuring the nation’s cybersecurity workforce needs are being met. The Academy’s Study Team staff performed the research and analysis to inform Panel member analysis and recommendations.

Download the report HERE.
Cybersecurity Training for Faculty: Digital Forensics

The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded a consortium of universities, led by the University of Colorado, Colorado Spring, a grant to provide Cybersecurity Training. The Florida International University (FIU) Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the National Forensics Science Technology Center is offering courses, workshops, and bootcamps to train novice cybersecurity faculty in developing knowledge, skills, and teaching practices in digital forensics.
The two courses will amplify digital forensics concepts and understanding. The workshops provide insight on best practices to teach digital forensics courses, and the bootcamps develop and expose students to various tools and how best to apply them during a digital forensics investigation.

For more information, including dates and registration, see HERE.
Interested in Helping to Improve Diversity in the Cybersecurity Workforce? Fill out the Below Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card.

The Diversity in Cybersecurity Project Team in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh: Ahmed IbrahimChelsea GunnLeona Mitchell, Sherif Khattab is conducting a survey to learn about experiences and inhibitors to working in the field of cybersecurity. Your feedback will help the Pitt team understand the important variables affecting the participation of URGs in cybersecurity education and professional practice.
There is no direct compensation for taking the survey. However, participants will have a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards as a token of the research team's appreciation. Please take a few moments (10-15 minutes) to answer a set of multiple-choice questions using the link HERE.
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