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About NCyTE
NCyTE Leadership InstitutionsNational Visiting CommitteeConsultantsIndustry Advisory Committee

The National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE) at Whatcom Community College (WCC) is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Center, grant-funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Mission: The National Cybersecurity Training & Education (NCyTE) Center advances cybersecurity education in the U.S. by investing in technological innovation, resources, professional development and tools to support faculty, community colleges, and the workforce pipeline of tomorrow.

Vision: NCyTE is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. By concentrating on student development; professional development; and curriculum development, revision, and dissemination, NCyTE Center incorporates effective outreach efforts to raise awareness and build viable partnerships among academia and industry.

Commitment: NCyTE Center is focused on building a comprehensive network of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to developing and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce. 

Industry Partnerships: NCyTE continues to build strong industry partnerships within each of its primary initiatives to ensure that its focus and vision are aligned with the evolving needs of industry. Through interaction with a multi-faceted advisory committee, NCyTE encourages the active engagement of its Industry Partners, informing all aspects of the center design and delivery.


NCyTE Leadership Institutions

Whatcom Community College is the lead institution located on the Bellingham, Washington campus. Each of the center’s four primary initiatives— student development, curriculum development / revision / dissemination, faculty development, and outreach / partnership development— is overseen by one of the Co-PIs. Each of the Co-PIs brings to the center a wealth of expertise in his or her respective area. The core academic partners leading the center are:

NCyTE Leadership Institutions

Corrinne Sande
NCyTE Director / Principal Investigator, Whatcom Community College
Tony Coulson
NCyTE Co-Principal Investigator, California State University
Philip Craiger
NCyTE Co-Principal Investigator, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Stephen D. Miller
NCyTE Co-Principal Investigator, Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Branch Community...
Dr. John Sands
NCyTE Co-Principal Investigator, Moraine Valley Community College
 


National Visiting Committee

Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers are required to have a National Visiting Committee (NVC). An NVC is similar to the advisory committees that many NSF-funded projects already have but reports directly to the NSF, as well as to the center they serve. NVCs are expected to prepare written reports and share them with center staff for review and comment. The final reports are then submitted to the center’s NSF program officer. 

NCyTE NVC Committee

Murray Kenyon
Vice President, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive Information Security Services, US Bank
Lee Kim
Senior Principal, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society ...
Michele Robinson
Security Risk Governance Branch Manager, California Office of Information Security
Dr. Joseph Williams
Director, Seattle Research Center for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Darren Alleyne
Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity, Western Region, Lockheed Martin Company
 


Consultants

Consultants

Dr. Costis Toregas
Consultant, Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute at The George Washington...
 


Industry Advisory Committee

NCyTE Center is actively building strong industry partnerships within each of its primary initiatives to ensure that its focus and vision are aligned with the evolving needs of industry. Through its multi-faceted advisory committee, NCyTE encourages the active engagement of its Industry Partners, informing all aspects of the center design and delivery. For more information about advisory committee membership, contact ncyte@whatcom.edu.

Industry Advisory Committee

John Paramadilok
Vice President, Information Security Services at US Bank and Cryptologic Warfare Officer at US...
Jim Reavis
Co-founder & CEO, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Melina Scotto
Federal Health CISO, General Dynamics Information Technology
 

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Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226