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Spring/Summer 2015


CyberWatch West (CWW) is the only National Science
Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center for
Cybersecurity in the Western United States. CWW offers the most
current information in Cybersecurity in the form of Educational

Partnerships, Industry Partnerships, Professional and
Student Development and Events.

Consortium News

CyberWatch West & National Visiting Committee
Annual Meeting March 2015

The annual National Visiting Committee (NVC) Meeting was held in March 2015 at Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel located on Cal Poly Pomona's beautiful 1,438-acre campus. Cal Poly Pomona is a leader in the hospitality industry which made Kellogg West the perfect location for this year's NVC & CyberWatch West Leadership Team to come together.

The NVC strongly recommended and supports the continuation of NSF funding for CyberWatch West. CWW would like to thank the National Science Foundation and the National Visiting Committee for their continued support with the Advanced Technological Education grant.


CyberWatch West assists institutions in developing or revising their cybersecurity curriculum to map to national standards. The consortium is also working toward creating/enhancing educational pathways in cybersecurity to ensure that information assurance coursework is transferable from community colleges to four-year institutions.
Curriculum Resources

CyberWatch West has posted open source courses on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) to the website which were made available by George Mason University and the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS). In addition, Whatcom Community College made available a Health Information Technology (HIT) course, covering healthcare computer security; Girls Go Tech (GGT), a one-day workshop designed to help junior high age girls explore careers in technology; and Cybercamp, a workshop designed to increase the awareness and interest of high school students in cybesecurity. These courses and other curriculum resources are available on the CyberWatch West website at under Curriculum> Cybersecurity Courses. (no member login required).

Member Meetings

The monthly member meeting is held once per month from Fall through the end of Spring. The meetings are held on WebEx at, with a range of topics including getting started with your CAE2Y application, mapping your curriculum to the national standards, student workshops & cybersecurity competitions, and faculty development opportunities. CWW Co-PI, Nancy Jones hosts the monthly meeting with regular involvement from Director/PI Corrinne Sande, and Co-PI's, Dr. Dan Manson & Dr. Tony Coulson. The CyberWatch West consortium held the June member meeting at the 19th Annual Colloquium in Las Vegas, which included an informative "About Us" session and answers to FAQ's. 19 member & non-member faculty attended.

Member Meetings will resume in the Fall - The 2015-16 Member Meeting schedule will be announced in late August or early September 2015.
For more information on Curriculum Development contact:
Nancy Jones, CWW Co-PI | Faculty Development


CyberWatch West promotes information assurance awareness, faculty skill building, and professional capacity building through faculty development programs. We will assess the current skill level of faculty participants and offer focused training courses, faculty workshops. The CWW Faculty Mentor series offers one on one mentoring to those just getting started and/or building a new cybersecurity course.

Faculty & Student Mentoring - Recent & Upcoming
Faculty Mentor

The 2015 Faculty Mentor Program consisted of several group sessions followed by individual meetings and correspondence toward the development of courses for each participant. Weekly sessions were conducted online via Webex and participants from previous mentoring workshops acted as coaches and were assigned to current participants to assist in their course development.

The Faculty Mentor workshops will return! CyberWatch West will announces upcoming workshops via email and on our website.

Student 2 Student
The Student2Student (S2S) workshop is a program designed for students delivered by students. The concept is a whole new way for students to teach, mentor and learn from each other on a variety of cybersecurity topics, online and nationwide.
This is an excellent opportunity for students! Please encourage your students to participate

The recorded workshops are available in the student content section of the CyberWatch West website. There are more Student2Student workshops planned.

If you have a student that might be interested in presenting, please encourage them to submit a topic for consideration by following this link.
Upcoming Faculty Development Workshop

STEM EDA Workshop
For Middle School Teachers

July 21-22, 2015 9am-4pm
CSU San Bernardino

For more information on Faculty Development contact:
Dr. Tony Coulson CWW Co-PI | Faculty Development


CyberWatch West provides student development activities and information awareness to K-12. The Student Development program is lead by Co-PI Dr. Dan Manson who assists in the creation of new student clubs with a primary focus on cybersecurity, and getting started with cybersecurity competitions. We connect students with educational organizations, professional associations, cyber defense leagues, and internships. Students involved with CyberWatch West sponsored events will gain relevant experience in information assurance, knowledge that will prepare them for competing on a cyber defense team, and connect with a network of professionals in the industry.
Student Events - Recent & Upcoming
CyberGirlz Summit
Artical By Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News
Spring 2015

Participants work on a poster during a team-building exercise as about 50 middle school girls from across Silicon Valley show off their cybersecurity skills at the first ever CyberGirlz Silicon Valley Summit on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at San Jose State University, in San Jose, Calif. The 7th and 8th grade girls learned cryptography, networking, forensics, web exploitation and basic programming skills in their afterschool programs. (Patrick Tehan)

Hacking is big these days. So is cyberwarfare. What's not big is the percentage of women working in the field of cybersecurity. Try 10 percent, says Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe, organizer of Saturday's first-ever CyberGirlz Silicon Valley summit. The event at San Jose State was a chance for 50 South Bay middle school girls to show off what they've learned the past few months from a program designed to train and inspire them to eventually make a living nabbing cyberthieves...


National Cyber League
Fall 2015 Season - Registrations Begins Aug.15th


The National Cyber League (NCL) was founded to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for collegiate students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills using next-generation high-fidelity simulation environments. The Fall 2015 Schedule is listed below. To find out more go to

Event Schedule
Date     Event
08/15    Individual player's registration for Regular
            season - registration ends 10/03
10/06    Credentials sent for Gym and Stadium;
            Gym opens
10/31    Regular season: Game #1
11/14    Regular season: Game #2
11/16    Team's registration for Postseason
            Week of 11/16 - 11/23
12/05    Postseason: NCL National Championship game
            Week of 12/05 - 12/12
12/18    Gym Closed; 2015 NCL fall season ends


For more information on Student Development contact:
Dr. Dan Manson, CWW Co-PI | Student Development



NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in IA/CD programs.

Attention Students!

Students attending CAE IA/CD-E and CAE IA/CD-R schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. Designation as a Center does not carry a commitment for funding from NSA or DHS.

For a list of Centers of Academic Excellence Institutions Click here



The CyberFed Show

The CyberFed Show the latest addition to the Cybersecurity Competition Federation. Hosted by Dr. Dan Manson, the CyberFed show was created to provide the latest insights on cyber competitions and threats, throughout the digital landscape. Join us on a fun-filled journey behind the scenes of the latest in cybersecurity competition news, player developments and competition design.

For more information about The Cybersecurity Competition Federation (CyberFed) visit the website at

Check out episode 22 below


Published on Jul 9, 2015 ~ CyberFed YouTube Channel

The CyberFed Show's Episode 22 gives onsite coverage of 5 Cyber Patriot Camps in Sacramento, California. The fast & fun-paced competition motivates middle school and high school students jump-start their careers in cybersecurity.


"GenCyber" is a new partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to help young people learn about cybersecurity and how skills in that area can pay off for them in the future. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, and supported by camp administrators from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Cyber Security Center and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.

250 Girl Scouts participated at GenCyber
Article By WSS News, Westside Story Newspaper

Sup. Gonzales with scout badges in hand, given to those who successfully complete the “GenCyber” summer day camp which helped about 250 girls learn the basics of Internet security and feel comfortable pursuing careers in the tech industry.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The world of cyber security was introduced to about 250 Girl Scouts at Cal State San Bernardino last week. Sup. Gonzales joined the closing ceremony to award badges to the girls that completed the weeklong day camp that aims to help girls become more comfortable with math and science.

Fifth-through-eighth grade girls learned the basics of coding, how to take apart and reassemble computers, and became familiar with the tech industry and the career paths it can offer... Read More
~ Westside Story Newspaper, WSS News

The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, and supported by camp administrators from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Cyber Security Center and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.

Check out the video below of Rep. Aguilar's message, congratulating the
Girl Scouts for their participation in GenCyber.


Published on Jun 25, 2015
Rep. Aguilar sent a video message to congratulate the Girl Scouts partaking in the Cyber Security Camp entitled, “GenCyber.” The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, and supported by camp administrators from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Cyber Security Center and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council. The camp is hosting 250 middle school ...
Read More


Recent Events

PCATT 2015
May 21-22, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii

19th Colloquium
June 15-17, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada

Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)
June 17-19, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada

Faculty Development Workshop
July 13-14, 2015
The George Washington University
Arlington, Virginia

Upcoming Events

High Impact Technologoy Conference (Hi-TEC)
July 27-30, 2015
Portland, Oregon

1st Annual Conference
October 13-14, 2015
Seattle, WA

ATE PI Conference
October 21-23, 2015
Washington DC
Go to 
for a list of  upcoming events


2015 CCDC

NCCDC Winners!

University of Florida

PRCCDC Winners!

ITT Tech

WRCCDC Winners!

University of California, Berkley


Consortium Members

Corrinne Sande
Director/Principal Investigator

CyberWatch West - Main Office
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Dr. Dan Manson, Co-PI
Area of Focus: Student Development

California State Polytechnic University
Pomona | Pomona, CA


Dr. Tony Coulson, Co-PI
Area of Focus: Professional Development

California State University, San Bernardino 
San Bernardino, CA

Nancy S. Jones, Co-PI
Area of Focus: Curriculum Development
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, CA


CAE/CAE2Y Update!

Program Eligibility - CAE/CAE2Y
Information Assurance & 
Cyber Defense (IA/CD)

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/ Cyber Defense Programs are offered annually and are open to regionally accredited two and four-year and graduate level universities. To meet individual criteria, all institutions must hold regional accreditation as outlined by the Department of Education found here.

Application requirements are available at the NIETP website Valuable resources and links can also be found at

Colleges who wish to apply for CAE/CAE2Y designation can receive assistance from CyberWatch West.

For questions and to request application assistance, email:

Congratulations Members!

CAE & CAE2Y Awards

New & Renewed

For all National IA Education
Training Programs
Click Here


Estrella Mountain CC
CAE-2Y ~ 2014-2019


Cal Poly Pomona
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2021

CSU,San Bernardino
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2021

Coastline Community College
CAE-2Y 2014-2019

National University
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2020

San Jose State University
CAE-CD 2014-2019


Honolulu Community College
CAE-2Y ~ 2014-2019

New Mexico

New Mexico University
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2019


Mt. Hood Community College
CAE-2Y ~ 2014-2019


Texas A&M University
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2020

University of Texas El Paso
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2020


Highline Community College
CAE-2Y ~ 2014-2020

University of Washington
CAE-CD ~ 2014-2019

Whatcom Community College
CAE-2Y ~ 2014-2021


New Members!
January to July 2015

Community Colleges 

St. Louis Community College- Forest Park

Barstow Community College

Consumnes River College

Sacramento City College

Regis University

Everett Community College

Olympic College

Folsom Lake College

College of Southern Nevada

North Seattle College

San Diego City College

Leeward Community College


California State University,  Chico

Eastern Washington University

CWW Members
through December 2014


Univ of Hawaii Maui College

Oregon Institute of Technology

The Evergreen State College

National University

San Jose State University

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Lewis & Clark College

University of Texas El Paso

Western Washington University

University of Washington

Central Washington University

Utah Valley University

Trident University International

Community Colleges 

Glendale Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

American River College

Antelope Valley College

Cerritos College

Chaffey College

City College of San Fransico

Coastline Community College

College of th Redwoods

DeAnza College

Diablo Valley College

Evergreen Valley College

Hartnell College

Long Beach City College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Monterey Penn. College

Rio Hondo College

Riverside City College

Rancho Santiogo Community College District

Saddleback College

San Bernardino Valley College

Santa Monica College

Santa Rosa Junior College

Sierra Joint Community College

West Los Angeles College

Yuba College

Honolulu Community College

Kapi'olani Community College

Eastern New Mexico University- Ruidoso

Truckee Meadows Community College

Linn-Benton Community College

Mt. Hood Comm College

Portland Community College

Columbia Basin

Edmonds Community College

Green River Community College

Highline Community College

Peninsula College

Tacoma Comm. College

Laramie County Comm. College

Tech Schools

Clover Park Technical College

High Schools

Los Angeles Unified School District

Chaparral High School

Troy High School

John F. Kennedy High School


Cybersecurity Centers
Around the Nations


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