National CyberWatch Center and CyberWatch West Membership
This year, the National CyberWatch Center is launching a new initiative to harness the intellectual capital and creativity that exists in our member network. One objective of that is to widen our reach, increase partnerships and working relationships, while providing our members with additional connections that they might not have had access to previously.
As a member of the National CyberWatch Center, your college/university now has the opportunity to request membership in CyberWatch West, a fellow National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Advanced Technological Education (ATE) center focused on growing and strengthening our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
Headquartered at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, CyberWatch West provides its educational members with curriculum resources, student development opportunities, and faculty development workshops.
In the past year, CyberWatch West has offered curricular materials for a complete course on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; launched a reference tool that helps colleges award tech credit to U.S. veterans based on their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS); and provided travel stipends that made it possible for faculty to attend the NICE Conference & Expo and the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS).
Membership in both the National CyberWatch Center and CyberWatch West will expand your personal and institution’s network to an additional cadre of professionals, with whom you can share ideas and discuss challenges, and on whom you can call for assistance.
Please download the attached PDF file here on member benefits to determine whether joining CyberWatch West is the right move for your college/university.
Faculty and staff members need authorization to join CyberWatch West on behalf of their college/university, granted by an administrator at the dean level or higher. Once you have obtained that authorization, you can sign up online here.
Increasing your personal network within the Information Security education sphere remains important to all our faculty. We hope you take advantage of this offer from CyberWatch West.
Casey W. O’Brien
Executive Director and Principal Investigator
National CyberWatch Center