Volume 2 Issue 4 - Spring 2014
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 - InFocus
National Visiting Committee Visits Whatcom Community College
On March 4-6 2014, CWW’s National Visiting Committee (NVC) came to Whatcom Community College, the lead institution for CWW, to assess progress on the CWW grant. The NVC provides advice and commendations for the center and Whatcom Community College is very appreciative of their input. Thank you to all who support CyberWatch West and its mission to increase the quantity and quality of the Cybersecurity workforce.
CWW NVC Meeting held at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
- March 5, 2014
In attendance: NVC Members - Casey O'Brien, Dan Meacham, Diane G. Miller, Michele Robinson, Rebecca Base & Rassoul Dastmozd (Chair) NSF Program Officer - Corby Hovis CWW Leadership Team - Corrinne Sande, Dan Manson, Mohsen Beheshti, Tony Coulson, Vera Zdravkovich & Janice Walker CWW Evaluator John Sener Also in attendance: Nancy Jones, David Brown & Ed Geary
Build Your Own Course Faculty Mentoring Program Returns
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT - InFocus
Faculty Development kicked off this April with the Faculty Mentor Workshop. This workshop is for faculty seeking to develop new cybersecurity courses. More workshops will be held in the future. For further information contact Tony Coulson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Forensics workshop series started April 9th. Teaching digital forensics can be challenging, especially with the need to maintain a lab of computers, keep the software up-to-date and have realistic scenarios/evidence to work with. This course addressed many of those concerns using the Remote Access Virtualization Environment (RAVE) as a platform to teach Digital Forensics.
Future CyberWatch West Workshops
Check your email for CyberWatch West workshop announcements. Workshops are announced via email and are posted to the CWW website. Announcements are sent to all CWW members who are registered with the CWW mailing list. If you were unable to attend a workshop session or series, CWW posts the recordings in the member content section of the website. Login to your account at www.cyberwatchwest.org
and under the member tab select Member Content. Note: you must be a registered on the website and be with a CWW member school to gain access to member content. For questions email email@example.com.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT - InFocus
CAE/CAE2Y 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 Spring, 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 and see where your program stands in the process. 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
Summer Schedule - Calls will be on hold during this summer (June to August). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Industry - InFocus
CyberWatch West is affiliated with Cloud Security Alliance through CWW Advisory Board members Jim Reavis and Kris Rides.
The Cloud Security Alliance
(CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders... Read More
Cloud Security Alliance
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT- InFocus
The Student2Student Program is well underway. The online workshops are 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.
The recorded workshops are 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 at email@example.com
College students throughout the Western United States wrapped up winter quarter with the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The Western Regional (WRCCDC) in California and Pacific Rim (PRCCDC) in Washington held competitions this March, with over 20 Universities and Community Colleges competing on the west coast. The winning teams advanced to compete against teams from 10 US Regions at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Read More
The 2014 National CCDC was held April 25-27, hosted by University of Texas San Antonio
Congratulations - First place goes to University of Central Florida!
Pacific Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
The 7th Annual PRCCDC was held March 21-23 2014, hosted by Highline Community College
Congratulations - First place goes to Western Washington University!
Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
The 2014 Annual WRCCDC was held March 28-30, 2014 and hosted by Cal Poly Pamona
Congratulations - First place goes to University of California Berkeley!
2014 - USCC Cyber Challenge
Three Highline Community College students were selected as finalists in the USCC Western Regional Cybersecurity Boot Camp
to be held at San Jose University this August. Congratulations to Anton Glebov, Nathan Berg and James Alseth.
CYBERSECURITY IN THE NEWS - InFocus
Congratulations to winners of the CyberPatriot National Championship Title. North Hollywood High School works closely with CWW member school LAUSD Beyond the Bell.
A team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.
Los Angeles Times
Composed of 11th-graders, Team Azure -- Henry Birge-Lee, Isaac Kim, Jacob King, Issac Kim and Travis Raser -- beat out 11 other teams in the competition Friday in National Harbor, Md. The win marks a first for the high school and Los Angeles Unified School District. Team "Cyber Knights" of Beach Cities Cadet Squadron 107 in San Pedro snagged first in the middle school division... Read More
Cyber Security Centers Around the Nation