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About NCyTE

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).


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.


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.


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. The center is committed to providing a forum for improving the quality and increasing awareness of cybersecurity issues in educational and industrial communities throughout its region.

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.


Center Leadership

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:

Photo of Corrinne Sande, NCyTE Center’s Principal Investigator (PI) and DirectorMs. Corrinne Sande
NCyTE Center’s Principal Investigator (PI) and Director
Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
Director of Computer Science and Information Systems

Photo of Stephen Miller, a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE CenterMr. Stephen D. Miller
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso, NM
Department Chair of Information Technology and Cyber Security Center of Excellence

Photo of Tony Coulson, a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE CenterDr. Tony Coulson
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
California State University, San Bernardino, CA
Professor of Information and Decision Sciences, and Executive Director of Cyber Security Center

Photo of J. Philip Craiger, a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE CenterDr. J. Philip Craiger
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Professor of Cybersecurity Security Studies and International Affairs Department

Photo of Dr. John Sands, a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE CenterDr. John Sands
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
Professor of Information Technology and Department Chair of the Computer Integrated Technology Department



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


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


8:00 am –5:00 pm (PDT)
Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226