Volume 2 Issue 3 - Winter 2014
CONSORTIUM - InFocus
CWW Moves to Whatcom Community College
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 MEMBER - InFocus
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
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT - InFocus
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
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT - InFocus
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 email@example.com...Read More
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT- InFocus
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CYBERSECURITY IN THE NEWS - InFocus
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)
Cyber Security Centers Around the Nation