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Summit Topics

 
 
 
screenshot from videocast Topic 1Workforce Study: Community College Cybersecurity Alumni, Where Are They Now?

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).

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 2CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program - The Expanding Role of Community Colleges

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 2Community College Leadership Roles, Including the Impact of the NSA/DHS CAE Program on Community Colleges

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 4CTE K-12 Pathways of Study in Cybersecurity The Role of Community Colleges

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 5National Trends of Community Colleges Offering Bachelors Degrees. What are the current and future impacts on the National Cyber Workforce

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 6The Successes and Challenges Faced by Community Colleges in Addressing the Evolving Cybersecurity Work Roles

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 7New Models for Cybersecurity Teaching and Training: The Case for National Action

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 8The Challenges in Building Stronger Community College Cyber Articulation Agreements

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 9The Achievements and Obstacles in Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 10An Examination of Community College and Government Partnerships

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.

 
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screenshot from videocast Topic 11Innovations in Cybersecurity Classroom Practices: A Spotlight on Community Colleges

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.

 
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