The Workforce Study explores what community college cybersecurity programs are employed and the roles they play. Find out what the workforce study revealed in this brief interview with Dr. John Sands, Professor at Moraine Valley Community College and Principle Investigator of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA).
In 2018 the National Science Foundation(NSF) expanded the CyberCorp® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program with a three year pilot program to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers at community colleges. Watch an interview and topic overview with Kim C. Muschalek, Instructor at San Antonio College, PI for the NSF SFS C3P Pilot Program, and Director of the South Central CAE Regional Resource Center.
In 2019, the NCyTE Center contracted with Applied Research Northwest to conduct a study of the impact of the CAE on institutions and the surrounding economic region. This topic will focus on the results of this study along with providing highlights of the leadership role of community colleges and their contribution to the national cybersecurity workforce. Corrinne Sande, Whatcom Community College’s Director of Computer Science and Information Systems and the director of the National Cybersecurity Resource Center discusses this topic with James Rice.
Generating career pathways for cybersecurity students is critical to tomorrow's businesses and national security. The bridge between high schools and community colleges needs to be a strong one to support these pathways. Deanne Wesley and Chuck Bales discuss models that community colleges are using and the importance of these efforts in an interview and overview of Topic Four of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.
Over 130 community colleges in 28 states now offer baccalaureate degrees. What are the challenges that institutions face in offering a cybersecurity baccalaureate program, what are the advantages, and what will the future of community college education look like? Kyle Jones, Ernie Friend, John Sands, and James Rice discuss Topic 5 of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.
The cybersecurity work roles are continually changing to meet the needs of the public and private sectors. Community colleges play a key role in meeting these changes in a timely matter. Stephen Miller discusses how community colleges are a powerful resource that address needs of government and business in an interview and overview of Topic Six of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.
The pipeline of faculty and training talent is a closely related problem to the cybersecurity worker shortage. Owen McNally discusses how the talent gaps in training and education are critical to growing the cybersecurity workforce in an interview and overview of Topic Seven of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.
Many community colleges provide their students with the skills needed to hit-the-ground-running in a professional cybersecurity role, but the majority of employers still require a 4-year degree. In this interview, Margaret Leary explores how community colleges can find pathways to ensure students' credits are transferred smoothly into Bachelor degree programs.
What strategies can community colleges employ to address the nation’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, while increasing diversity within the workforce? Dr. Kristine Christensen and Dr. Rebecca Caldwell discuss ideas for building a stronger, more inclusive cybersecurity workforce.
How do academic institutions partner with other organizations to create mutually beneficial relationships? John Sands discusses partnerships with businesses, professional organizations, certification bodies, and how to forge these 2-way relationships in an interview and overview of Topic Ten of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.
The field of cybersecurity is rapidly changing. Technology requirements and institutional constraints challenge instructors to be creative in their teaching methods. Mike Qaissaunee discusses innovative teaching approaches that community college faculty have adopted, their successes and results in an overview of Topic Eleven of the Future Directions : 2022 Summit.