The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education:
Future Directions : 2021 Summit
Invitation Only | Registration Required
In 2002, the National Science Foundation (NSF) co-sponsored a workshop and resulting report titled Protecting Information: The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education. Nearly 20 years later, cybersecurity education has evolved dramatically – and along with it, the cybersecurity threats and needs of the nation. The US is facing a growing critical shortage of qualified workers to fill cybersecurity positions across all industries and services. Community colleges play a vital role in reaching untapped, diverse, potential new student populations to meet this workforce gap through innovative student outreach and highly relevant curriculum programming.
The National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE) is hosting a two-day summit that will bring together leaders and stakeholders in cybersecurity education including community college faculty and administrators, corporate partners, and government representatives. Invited participants from across the nation will examine progress and impact made by community colleges to national and economic security and the workforce since the initial conference in 2002, and will contribute to recommendations for future strategies and initiatives.
Download the original 2002 report, here.
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The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education - Future Directions: 2020 Summit Conference is funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant #1937905