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  January 6-7, 2014
  MPICT Winter Conference
  San Francisco, CA

  January 13-17, 2014
  Certified Ethical
  Hacker Workshop

  January 18, 2014
  Cyber Patriot Competition

  Go to 
  for a list of  upcoming events


  Consortium Members
  Whatcom Community College
  Corrinne Sande, Director/PI
  Cal Poly Pomona
  Dr. Dan Manson, Co-PI
  Student Development

  Cal State Dominguez Hills
  Mohsen Beheshti. Co-PI
  Curriculum Development 

  Cal State San Bernardino
  Tony Coulson, Co-PI
  Professional Development


  CyberWatch West Members

  Cal State San Bernardino 
  (Political Science Department)
  San Bernardino, CA

  Cerritos College
  Cerritos, CA

  Chaffey College
  Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  Chaparral High School
  Parker, CO
  City College of San Francisco
  San Francisco, CA
  Clover Park Technical College
  Lakewood, WA

  College of the Redwoods
  Eureka, CA

  Columbia Basin College
  Pasco, WA

  De Anza College
  Cupertino, CA

  Diablo Valley College
  Pleasant Hill, CA

  Evergreen Valley College
  San Jose, CA

  Glendale Community College
  Glendale, AZ

  Green River Community
  Auburn, WA  

  Highline Community College 
  Des Moines, WA

  Linn-Benton Community 

  Albany, OR

  Long Beach City College
  Long Beach, CA

  LA Southwest College
  Los Angeles, CA

  Los Angeles Unified School
  Beyond the Bell Program
  Los Angeles, CA

  Monterey Peninsula College
  Monterey, CA

  Mt. Hood Community College
  Gresham, OR

  National University
  San Diego, CA 

  Oregon Institute of

  Klammath Falls, OR  

  Peninsula College
  Port Angeles, WA

  Riverside City College
  Riverside, CA

  Saddleback College
  Mission Viejo, CA

  San Bernardino Valley College
  San Bernardino, CA

  San Jose State University
  San Jose, CA

  Santa Monica College
  Santa Monica, CA

  Tacoma Community College
  Tacoma, WA
  Texas A&M University
  Corpus Christi, TX

  The Evergreen State College
  Olympia, WA

  University of Hawaii
  Maui College

  Kahului, HI

  Yuba College
  Yuba City, CA

  Welcome to our Newest
  CyberWatch West Members
  Western Washington

  Bellingham, WA

  University of Texas El Paso
  El Paso, TX

  West Los Angeles College
  Culver City, CA

  Truckee Meadows
  Community College

  Reno, NV

  Lewis and Clark College
  Portland, OR

  Coastline Community College
  Fountain Valley, CA


CyberWatch West is located at
Whatcom Community College
237 West Kellogg Road
Bellingham, Washington  98226

Tel: (360) 383-3175
Fax: (360) 383-4000

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CyberWatch West is funded by
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Advanced Technological
Education Center Grant

Volume 2 Issue 3 - Winter 2014


CWW Moves to Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, Washington

In Early October, Whatcom Community College took over as the lead institution of CyberWatch West and the Center transitioned to its new home on Whatcom's campus in Bellingham, Washington. Corrinne Sande, the lead faculty member of Whatcom's Computer Information Systems Program, and previously CWW's Outreach and Partnership Director is now the Principle Investigator/Director of CyberWatch West a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Educational Center.

Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA now home to the CyberWatch West Center

Largely through Corrinne's efforts, Whatcom is one of only a few community colleges in the western states with Center of Excellence Designation in Information Assurance (CAE2Y). With a comprehensive mentoring program, CWW is educating CWW Members regarding the updated CAE2Y criteria and offering guidance to help other colleges attain a similar designation. Through additional faculty, curriculum and student development initiatives, CWW continues in its mission to increase the quality and quantity of the cybersecurity workforce in the Western United States. For the press release about Whatcom's lead role... Read More.      

CWW Visits Member - Green River Community College

Recently, CWW Director, Corrinne Sande, paid a visit to CWW Member Green River Community College, a public 2-year college located in Auburn, Washington. Their main campus, stretches over 180 acres of beautifully forested land. 

                              The wooded and scenic campus at CWW Member Green River Community College.

Up until September, Green River had offered an Associates Degree in Computer and Information Systems Security and two related certifications. Now, students will be able to complete Green River's first four-year degree program, a Bachelors of Applied Science, Information Technology, Network Administration and Security. CWW congratulates the Green River faculty and staff for their efforts. To view Green River's IT program information click here  

                     CWW Director, Corrinne Sande (center), visits with Green River Community College Faculty


CAE/CA E2Y Designation Updates

CWW encourages its members to review their curriculum and assess where they stand in meeting the newly released criteria for NSA/DHS CAE/CAE2Y Designation in IA/Cyber Defense. Throughout the fall, CWW has organized informational meetings and offered workshops to educate members on the Knowledge Units (KUs) and other criteria for this important designation. The workshop recordings are available on the member only content page of the CWW website. We encourage you to view the archive, see where your program stands in the process and contact CWW today for additional assistance.

CAE/CAE2Y Application Portal Now Open
Please note, the application portal is now open.  If your school is interested in submitting an application for CAE/CAE2Y Designation, specific instructions for opening a CAE account can be found here.

Curriculum Committee Calls Have Resumed
Regular conference calls are scheduled on the first Friday of every month at 9 AM (PST). If you'd like to take part in these calls, contact Mohsen Beheshti via Curriculum Committee Interest form on CWW's Website. 



Build Your Own Course Faculty Mentoring Program Returns
Come January, CWW will be offering another Course Development Mentoring Program. During the summer launch, CWW offered members an opportunity to develop their own Cybersecurity course, along with the necessary labs. An instructional designer was on-hand to mentor participants throughout the process. As an added bonus, CWW included the capability to host online labs for the developed courses.Look for more info about the next course after the first of the year.

Ethical Hacking Class Scheduled for January 13-17, 2014
CWW is partnering with CSSIA, an NSF sponsored research center delivering innovation in Cybersecurity education, to bring members a 5-Day distance-learning workshop on Ethical Hacking in January, 2014. For info contact
Read More


Student2Student Workshops
In late October, CWW launched the Student2Student Program online workshops for students delivered by students. They 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, The first workshop, on Mobile Man in the Middle Attacks reached approximately 100 students with nearly 70 participating remotely and several more watching from a traditional classroom setting.

The recorded workshop is available in the member only 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. For additional information on the new program, contact Tony Coulson, 

The 7th Annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition is scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2014.  It will once again be hosted by Highline Community College. Check the PRCCDC website for more information.


The Annual Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition is scheduled for March 28 to 30, 2014 at the Pomona Fairplex Sheraton and will again be hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. Check the WRCCDC website for more information


Silicon Valley Has Rediscovered Cybersecurity
"Now, thanks to mobile devices and cloud computing, networks are becoming more complex, which means there are more vulnerabilities. At the same time, the treasure trove of data being placed online has attracted more sophisticated state-sponsored and organized crime hackers"... 
Read More.
(Los Angeles Times)

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