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Teaching Cybersecurity with Humor

Some days it might seem impossible to motivate your students when having to cover a lot of dry material. However, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) nailed it with Mansur Hasib and his techniques for teaching his Risk Analysis and Compliance course. Who better to reach out and spice

National CyberWatch Center Extends Successful Curriculum Standards Panel Initiative

With a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA), the National CyberWatch Center initiative to incorporate a standard for cybersecurity curriculum into mainstream education is expanding. The Curriculum Standards Panel is created to be a durable, respected authority on curriculum design for information security fundamentals courses. The National CyberWatch Center is currently seeking highly qualified individuals to

National CyberWatch Communicator – November Edition

The November edition of the National CyberWatch Communicator features Towson University’s CyberCorp program, an Analysis of Third and Fourth Year Undergraduate Cybersecurity Curriculum, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Committee for Computing Education in the Community College (CCECC), Thomas Nelson Community College, new National CyberWatch Center membership site launched, George

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Dr. David Tobey, Director of Research and Assessments for the National CyberWatch Center and Assistant Professor of Management at Indiana University South Bend, will discuss how Competency-Based Education (CBE) can rapidly increase the number of capable applicants for cybersecurity jobs. CBE is focused on the achievement of competencies-per-hour to develop... Continue Reading

The Importance of Ethics Within Cybersecurity Education

Learning various technical cybersecurity skills without an ethical framework for those skills leaves students without a benchmark for their future actions. In order to establish guidelines for new cybersecurity skill sets, graduate students who are seeking an Information Security Management certificate at the University of Memphis are required to take a

CAE Regional Resource Center (CRRC)

CRRC Goals The goal of the National Capitol Region CRRC is to reduce vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure by continuing to promote effective practices in Information Security education and workforce development. The continued growth and improvement of academic institutions running Cybersecurity programs will result in qualified technicians and professionals to... Continue Reading

National CyberWatch Communicator – October Edition Vol. 2

The October Vol. 2 edition of the National CyberWatch Communicator features the collaborative efforts of NOVA and CyberForce LLC, Hood College’s cybersecurity degree, Sinclair College’s CyberHer program, Losing the Privacy War webinar information, the GenCyber program, China’s Cyber Superpower Quest, and the National Cybersecurity Student Association.   Read more

Analysis of Third and Fourth Year Undergraduate Cybersecurity Curriculum

This project is in collaboration with the National CyberWatch Center’s National Curriculum Project. Cybersecurity is a field that is evolving rapidly and becoming significantly more important in government and industry, as well as technology education. Many colleges have implemented some form of Cybersecurity curriculum. The number, breadth, and depth of... Continue Reading

Melding Cybersecurity into a Mainstream Computer Science Education

Cybersecurity stands at the core of all computer science. No matter the innovation, if it cannot be secured, it will not stand for very long. In general, the associate’s degree is meant to quickly prepare a student for the working world. More employers than ever are demanding new employees come

National CyberWatch Center Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Champion

National CyberWatch Center has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. The Center will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness. Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative