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!
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 on Evidencing Competencies: Progress from Funded Research to learn how your research at any stage may impact the workforce. 

Register for the Proposal Development Workshop HERE.
Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Increasing Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Through Competency-based Mastery Learning Curricula
This recorded webcast focused on how Competency-Based Education (CBE) can rapidly increase the number of capable applicants for cybersecurity jobs. Differences in instructional design and capability maturity produced by CBE vs. Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) were discussed, along with recommendations for how to implement CBE in a traditional brick-and-mortar as well as online learning models.
Watch the webcast 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.
Don't Miss the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)

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.

Register for 3CS HERE.
Rider University to Attend Women in CyberSecurity Conference
Rider University will be well represented at the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio March 17 - 19. Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne, Rider’s Graduate Program Director of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, will be moderating a first-timers panel that includes professionals working in cybersecurity at Amazon, Microsoft and Raytheon, among others. Several members of Rider’s Women in Cybersecurity Club, CybHer @RiderU, will be joining Dr. Hawthorne to gain knowledge and form connections with other women in cybersecurity.
Learn more HERE.
DHS Paid Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate/Graduate Students in Cybersecurity and Business Operations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) is offering summer paid internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in cybersecurity and business operations. Those selected for the SHP will have an opportunity to experience and learn about the DHS missions, functions, and operations.
Internships will be available at DHS Operational and Support Components: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Management Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Operations Coordination, and Science and Technology Directorate. Application deadline is March 14 at 11:59 PM ET. Application deadline is March 14 at 11:59 PM ET. Apply HERE and HERE.
Request for Information | Evaluating and Improving NIST Cybersecurity Resources: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management
NIST is seeking information to assist in evaluating and improving its cybersecurity resources - including the widely-used NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and a variety of existing and potential standards, guidelines, and other information. That includes guidance relating to improving cybersecurity in supply chains.
Visit the NIST website HERE to view the RFI and for details on how to submit your comments by April 25.
Bloom’s for Computing: Enhancing Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with Verbs for Computing Disciplines Project
This project, led by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC), invites the community to review the recently released IronDog draft of Bloom's for Computing: Enhancing Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with Verbs for Computing Disciplines and to complete the associated survey. This report proposes 77 possible new verbs to be used with the six cognitive levels in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy for crafting competencies and learning outcomes for computing disciplines, including cybersecurity.
The project team is seeking feedback on which verbs you would and wouldn't use, to inform the final draft of this report. Review the IronDog draft 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 applied by Mar. 1, 2022 or until all available slots are filled. 

The online application is available 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.
Help Validate an Assessment of Cybersecurity Knowledge: Cybersecurity Curriculum Assessment (CCA)
Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Minnesota Duluth have developed the CCA to measure understanding of cybersecurity concepts of students who are nearing completion of a program focused on cybersecurity. The CCA is a multiple-choice instrument and typically takes up to two hours to complete. The researchers suggest that students who take the assessment receive extra credit.
Upon submission of the CCA, each student will see a report of their performance. All performance data and demographic information will be kept confidential and anonymous. In particular, the researchers will not release performance data by school.

Instructions for taking the CCA can be found HERE.
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