Events

CAE Executive Leadership Forum (CANCELED)

Chicago, IL | May 19-21, 2020

In 2017, the United States employed nearly 780,000 individuals in cybersecurity-related positions, leaving 350,000 positions unfilled. By 2021, researchers estimate there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally.

The critical job shortage is one issue executive leadership from academia, industry and government will address at the 2020 Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Executive Leadership Forum (ELF). Participants will learn about national initiatives and network with peers to delve into cybersecurity education and workforce development.

The forum is hosted by Moraine Valley Community College in collaboration with Dakota State University and in partnership with the NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program.

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2020 Advancing Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference (CANCELED)

Gaithersburg, MD | May 27-28, 2020

The 2020 Advancing Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference is a continuation of the annual Cybersecurity Framework Workshops, and we’ve added even more topics and stakeholder groups associated with NIST projects:

  • Risk Management Framework
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Privacy Engineering

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Women in Information Technology International (WITI) Virtual Summit

June 23-24, 2020

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in tech and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies — designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. Our ecosystem includes more than 3 million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide.

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2020 COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYBER SUMMIT (3CS) POSTPONED

Dayton/Centerville, Ohio | August 4th - 6th, 2020

3CS is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Resource Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), CyberWatch West (CWW), and Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), which are all funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcomes of 3CS leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more.

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CAE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2020

Virtual | September 4, 2020

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is hosting the fourth annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by NCyTE and the National Science Foundation (NSF), on September 4, 2020, from 9:00am-1:00pm PT. Our virtual career fair is unique in that we invite students/alumni from 300+ institutions designated as CAEs in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) to participate. Institutions receive the CAE in Cybersecurity designation after meeting the rigorous requirements of the program set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The standards set forth by the NSA/DHS curriculum guidelines also ensure students from CAE institutions receive a quality cybersecurity education that prepares them for a career the cyber workforce.

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NICE Conference and Expo 2020

Atlanta, GA | November 16-18, 2020 

The annual NICE Conference and Expo brings together thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations to address the community's cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs. This event provides an opportunity to share best practices from around the world and across sectors in order to build the workforce we need to confront cybersecurity risks today and in years to come.

This year’s conference, hosted by Florida International University and New America will host over 30 presentations, 40 professional exhibitors, and a projected 800+ attendees. 

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CAE IN Cybersecurity Symposium

Atlanta, GA | November 19-20, 2020 

Please join us for the annual CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium on November 19-20, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia! The CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium provides community members and applicants the opportunity to network, receive community updates, and present their research to the community. The symposium is open to all existing Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), Centers of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R), and Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), as well as government representatives and invitees. Registration is also open to institutions that have applied for CAE designation or are in the process of applying.

Attending the event is free, but registration is required in advance to gain access to the conference. Onsite registration is discouraged as you will not be eligible for travel assistance. The CAE-C Program Office approves each registration. Therefore, to make sure you are authorized to attend, register by November 12th, 2020. 

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2020 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

St. Louis, MO | December 7-8, 2020

The 2020 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will feature timely and thought-provoking presentations that highlight effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce. Attendees will include training and educational leaders from academia, business, and government for two days of focused hands-on workshops and discussions in support of the NICE strategic goals: accelerate learning and skills development, nurture a diverse learning community, and guide career development and workforce planning.

This year’s conference, hosted by iKeepSafe, will host over 50 presentations, 35 professional exhibitors, and a projected 450+ attendees.

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WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE (WICYS 2021)

March 25-27, 2021

Join us for the largest cybersecurity conference where we have comparable representation of students and professionals in the audience.

The WiCyS conference will offer:

  • Technical presentations
  • Technical workshops
  • Student Poster competitions (winners receive travel grants)
  • Birds-of Feather discussions
  • Career Village with mentoring and networking session
  • Panel discussions
  • Lightning talks
  • Career and graduate school fair (expecting 100+ organizations)

Dedicated meet ups for:

  • SFS Scholars
  • WiCyS Students chapters
  • WiCyS affiliates
  • Faculty with funding agency leaders

Join WiCyS organization to access community portal, speaker bureau, career central among other member exclusive features.

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2021 NATIONAL CYBER SUMMIT

Jun 8-10, 2021

The National Cyber Summit is the nation’s most innovative cyber security-technology event, offering unique educational, collaborative and workforce development opportunities for industry visionaries and rising leaders. Our core focus is on two things: accessibility and connectivity.

https://youtu.be/TULagd52cXw

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CISSE COLLOQUIUM 2021

June 2021

As we draw closer to the quarter-century mark, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) continues to provide the sole forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity gather to present and discuss emerging trends and ideas. Our government and industry partners join us to provide information on cyber issues they deal with on a regular basis. This balance serves to provide input for all our stakeholders to reinforce our shared mission. The 24th annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education will be gathering in the beautiful Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, MD, from June 14-17. Presentations and keynote addresses will focus on this year’s theme of privacy issues, policies that enforce technological solutions, and those nasty asymmetric and persistent threats to our infrastructure and systems.

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Highlights from previous Events

Photo montage: Bob Duhainy and image of Walden University sign.

Day of Cyber @WaldenU

The Day of Cyber team interviewed Bob Duhainy, PhD, Principal Investigator, Core Faculty, School of Management and Technology and Doctor of Information Technology at Walden University. Read the full article.

Community College CyberSecurity Summit (3CS)

 Dr. Mack Chapman discussing our programs with potential candidates.
Dr. Mack Chapman discussing our programs with potential candidates.

Dr. Mack Chapman and Dr. Gary Griffith attended the Community College CyberSecurity Summit (3CS) that was held on August 2–4, 2018 at Mount Hood Community College in Portland, Oregon. The 3CS conference is the only national academic conference focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges. This yearly conference is held at different community colleges around the United States to promote Cybersecurity best practices. The outcomes of 3CS leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more.

Dr. Griffith discussing our programs with potential candidates.
Dr. Griffith discussing our programs with potential candidates.

Dr. Chapman and Dr. Griffith attended 2018’s 3CS conference to promote Walden University’s, College of Management and Technology, School of Information Systems and Technology’s Cyber Security and Information Assurance programs. The School of Information Systems and Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Cyber Security and Forensics program is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The School of Information Systems and Technology also offers students master’s degrees in cyber security, and in the Doctor of Information Technology program, students can tailor their research into areas of Cyber Security/Information Assurance that is of greatest interest to our students.

Walden booth at Community College CyberSecurity Summit (3CS)

We had an Excellent Booth location to meet potential students.

Along with promoting our cyber security programs, we were also working to create articulation agreements with community colleges that would give community college students pathways to further their education in Cyber Security at Walden.

Amy Pavlo and Dr. Karlyn Barilovits

National Cyber Summit

Pictured to the right are Amy Pavlo (on left) and Dr. Karlyn Barilovits (on right) at the National Cyber Summit. Amy is attending Walden University working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology in the Cyber Security and Forensics program. Dr. Barilovits, Dean of School of Information Systems and Technology at Walden University, is a member of Women and Minorities in Cyber Security working group, a subcommittee of the Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE). Thanks to Walden University membership in the CISSE, Dr. Barilovits was able to apply for a grant offered by the National Science Foundation (NFS) which provided the funding for Amy to attend the National Cyber Summit held in VON BRAUN CENTER in Huntsville, AL on June 7–9, 2016.

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