Mt. Hood Community College to Host Community College Cyber Summit

May 8, 2018

Among the mountains and nestled in the epicenter of cybersecurity on the west coast, Mt. Hood Community College is hosting the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)scheduled Aug. 2-4, in Gresham and Portland, Oregon.

Because of its advanced computer science program/innovations as well as its proximity to Portland, the Gresham campus is the ideal location for the nation’s only cybersecurity conference tailored to community college educators. As a number of online security companies and cybersecurity groups have moved to the Pacific Northwest, the decision to host the conference at Mt. Hood was an easy one.

The college offers several technical degrees and certifications in Cybersecurity Networking and Database. Other technical programs provide a wide array of skillsets including Technical Support Specialist, Web Development, the very popular Computer Game Development, and a new program in iOS Mobile Applications development. These are designed to serve not only the new student, but also support returning professionals and veterans.

“Having 3CS at MHCC is an ideal opportunity. It brings the strength of national cyber security leadership together with the opportunities on the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood, together with our sister colleges, can demonstrate the quality of world-class cyber programs,” said Dr. Wayne Machuca, professor and lead instructor for Mt. Hood’s cyber security degree.

The 3CS has four tracks of workshops and presentations for participants: new to cybersecurity; experienced in cybersecurity and CAE-CD aspirants; students; and expanding expertise. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend 3CS because of the Job Fair and Symposium, which includes the Pre-Summit Job Fair, National Cyber League showcase and workshop as well as the student track.

For more information or to register for 3CS, visit

About Community College Cyber Summit:
The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), CyberWatch West (CWW), and Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), which are all funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcomes of 3CS will leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more. To learn more, visit

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