3CS meets the need for a national academic conference that focuses exclusively on cybersecurity education at the community college level. 3CS provides a forum for community college faculty and leadership to share new initiatives, model courses and programs, and best practices.
The National CyberWatch Center has model cybersecurity curricula available, including multiple degree and certificate programs. The National CyberWatch Center also examines and responds to cybersecurity curricular issues of interest to the larger security community.
The National CyberWatch Center Digital Press was created to produce and disseminate collections of timely publications on topics related to cybersecurity education, research, and workforce development.
Innovations in Cybersecurity Education
The National CyberWatch Innovations in Cybersecurity Education program is built on the premise that National CyberWatch members are some of the greatest innovators when it comes to educational breakthroughs, and that through National CyberWatch Center, they can share their innovations, accelerate their adoption throughout the academic world and receive proper recognition for their work.
The National CyberWatch Center Library combines existing educational and research resources and capabilities, innovative new tools, and state-of-the-art technologies to collect, synthesize, and disseminate knowledge and content in cybersecurity education and research, as well as encourage use and adaptation.
The MACCDC provides hands-on application of information security skills to enhance students’ understanding of both theory and practice. The MACCDC combines legal, ethical, forensics, and technical components while emphasizing a team approach.
National CyberWatch has developed a comprehensive support and technical assistance system for institutions that need to re-designate, as well as those who are new to this National Security Agency (NSA)/Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) program.
The NCL provides an ongoing virtual training ground for faculty and students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills using content aligned with individual and team games – which is scalable across many industry certifications, curricula, job roles, and verticals.
The National Cybersecurity Student Association was formed to further the educational and professional development of students through activities, networking, and collaboration.
The National CyberWatch Center’s Research mission is to lead efforts to promote, sponsor, and conduct research on Information Security education and workforce development at the national level.
The National CyberWatch Center Webinar Series brings together nationally recognized subject matter experts with National CyberWatch Center members and the broader community of education and industry to discuss cybersecurity education and workforce development-related topics.