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The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education:

Future Directions : 2021 Summit
Alexandria, VA
Rescheduled to October 18-20, 2021

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.


NCyTE is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in our decision-making process. The health and safety of our attendees, staff, and hosts are of paramount importance to us.

We strongly recommend waiting to purchase travel until 60 days prior to the event.

Please check this site periodically for updates and changes to our program.




Will Markow: Hack the Gap: Fixing Cybersecurity’s Broken Talent Pipeline
Manager of Client Strategy - Analytics at Burning Glass Technologies

David Forscey: In Cybersecurity, Diversity is Key to the Mission
Managing Director, The Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program

Murray Kenyon: Well, Here We Are... Where Now?
Vice President, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive Information Security Services, US Bank




National Science Foundation

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