Alexandria, VA
Postponed until Summer 2022

Invitation Only | Registration Required

The National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE) is hosting a two-day summit in the summer of 2022. Leaders and stakeholders in cybersecurity education will gather to examine the essential role community colleges play in addressing the growing, critical shortage of qualified cybersecurity workers in the U.S.

In 2002, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges 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. Community colleges use innovative outreach initiatives and relevant curriculum programming to reach untapped, diverse, potential new student populations that they traditionally serve. These strategies are a vital component in closing the workforce gap.

Join some of the most influential minds in cybersecurity education to discuss the progress and impacts of community colleges on workforce development that directly supports national and economic security, and contribute to recommendations for the future. This Summit is organized by the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE) in partnership with the Center for Systems Security & Information assurance (CSSIA) and the National CyberWatch Center.

Download the original 2002 report, here.




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

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


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.

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



Topic 1:

Workforce Study: Community College Cybersecurity Alumni. Where Are They Now?
Presented by Dr. John Sands (Moraine Valley Community College)

Topic 2:

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program: The Expanding Role of Community Colleges
Presented by Kim C. Muschalek (San Antonio College)

Topic 4:

CTE K-12 Pathways of Study in Cybersecurity: The Role of Community Colleges
Presented by Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley (North Carolina Central University) and Chuck Bales (Moraine Valley Community College)

Topic 5:

National Trends of Community Colleges Offering Bachelor's Degrees: What Are the Current and Future Impacts on the National Cyber Workforce?
Presented by Kyle Jones (Sinclair Community College) and Ernie Friend (Florida State College at Jacksonville)

Topic 6:

The Successes and Challenges Faced by Community Colleges in Addressing the Evolving Cybersecurity Work Roles
Presented by Stephen D. Miller (NCyTE & Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso)

Topic 7:

Addressing the Community College Cyber Faculty Shortage
Presented by Owen McNally (Austin Community College)

Topic 8:

The Challenges in Building Stronger Community College Cyber Articulation Agreements
Presented by Margaret Leary (Northern Virginia Community College)

Topic 9:

The Achievements and Obstacles in Outreach Efforts to Women and Minority Students
Presented by Dr. Kristine Christensen (Moraine Valley Community College) and Dr. Rebecca Caldwell (ADMI and Winston Salem State University)

Topic 10:

An Examination of Community College and Government Partnerships
Presented by Dr. John Sands (Moraine Valley Community College)

Topic 11:

Innovations in Cybersecurity Classroom Practices: A Spotlight on Community Colleges
Presented by Mike Qaissaunee (Brookdale Community College) Additional contributor: Lonnie Decker (Davenport University)


National Science Foundation

The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education - Future Directions: 2022 Summit Conference is funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant #1937905