In May 2022, the National CyberWatch Center announced the reformulation of the annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) to become one of several symposia within multiple regional and a national Cybersecurity Capabilities and Career Symposia (3CS). The 3CS expansion, eventually to all 10 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regions, will provide many more opportunities for attendees by addressing a significant impediment to participation in vital capacity building programs – the cost and time commitment for travel to the conference location. The best programs and events at each regional event will be awarded a slot at the national annual conference, along with nationally-oriented programming, such as the annual meetings of the National Cybersecurity Student Association and the annual meeting of the hubs (nonprofits) and spokes (universities and colleges) involved in National CyberWatch’s Skill Up to Scale Up and Cyber Ready Professionals programs for workforce training and student resident internships, respectively.

What to Expect at the 3CS Events

  • Awards
  • Community College Cyber Summit presentations
  • Cybersecurity Arcade: Serious games intended to accurately assess and rank (e.g., chess rating) accomplishment of individual or one-on-one challenges necessary to develop cyber skills
  • Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops (CSDWs) assist in raising the capability maturity and readiness of students, faculty, practitioners, or policymakers to adopt and adapt the latest effective practices for performing cybersecurity functions and roles
  • Demonstrations
  • Job Fairs: Employer Fair and Talent Fair
  • Research: Dialogues, evidence-based practices
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • …and much more!!

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Educators from K12 schools, Community Colleges, 4-year schools
  • Students looking to jump start their careers
  • Managers of workforce development programs
  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives
  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce
  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government agencies

2023 Regional Events

Mid-Atlantic (MA-3CS):

  • Where: Prince George’s Community College Center for Performing Arts, 301 Largo Rd. Largo, MD 20774
  • When: March 31st – April 2nd
  • Registration (including pricing)
  • Call for Proposals: Dialogues (Focus Groups), Evidence-Based Practices, and Demonstrations. Submit by February 15th to be entered into a lottery for a full registration stipend and a $250 travel allowance. 15 lottery winners will be selected from the accepted proposals for faculty and student submissions to the Dialogues, Evidence-Based Practices, Demonstrations, and Career Fair tracks
  • Hotels near Prince George’s Community College. There is NOT a dedicated room block
  • Airports near the venue: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA) is a 30-minute drive to the College campus; Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) is a 50-minute drive; and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI) is a 30-minute drive to the College

Southwest (SW-3CS):

  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • When: Dates TBD
  • Registration (including pricing)

Northeast (NE-3CS):

  • Where: New York, NY
  • When: Dates TBD
  • Registration (including pricing)

2024 National Event

  • Where: Orlando, FL
  • When: January 2024
  • Registration (including pricing)

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