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Faculty Travel Opportunity to 2014 NICE Conference and Expo PDF Print E-mail

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

5th Annual Cybersecurity Education Conference  

November 5/6, 2014  at the  Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia MD  


Contingent on funding from the National Science Foundation, the National CyberWatch Center will pay travel expenses for selected

faculty from the national academic community to attend the 2014 NICE Conference and Expo. Preference will be given to faculty who do not currently have grant support to attend cybersecurity conferences such as this. 

The 5th Annual NICE conference promises to be highly informative - you will be able to see the Agenda on the NICE website.  In addition to receiving valuable information, participants will have an outstanding opportunity to network and talk to professionals in government, professional associations and industry.

Please pay attention to the note at the bottom of the Travel Application Form with directions how to proceed.  


Travel Application Form Link

Senator Mikulski, Governor O'Malley Launch Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable PDF Print E-mail

Issued by the Office of the Governor of the State of Maryland, May 30, 2014

Published in the National Journal


ANNAPOLIS, MD - U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and Governor Martin O'Malley today launched the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable. The Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable is another step in Maryland officials' coordinated efforts to foster growth and create jobs by expanding the burgeoning cybersecurity industry in Maryland.

"Maryland is the epicenter for cybersecurity," Senator Mikulski said. "Our elite and indispensable Federal agencies, talented universities and colleges, and vibrant and growing private sector are working together to build a safer nation and a stronger economy with jobs that will never leave Maryland. This roundtable is a team effort to identify and solve the common challenges facing Maryland's cyber businesses and cyber warriors as they protect national security, trade secrets, and our personal identities. The goal is for Maryland to sell its cybersolutions not just around the beltway but also around the world."

Read entire article here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/160959

Cyber Competition: Bigger Than the Final Four? PDF Print E-mail

American News Report March 31, 2014 ~ Excellent article about the MACCDC


While much of the country focuses its attention on college basketball and the Final Four, others were paying attention to another collegiate competition: The 2014 National CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) at Johns Hopkins.

No disrespect to basketball fans, but the MACCDC might be a more important event. Our nation has plenty of basketball players, what we need are more cyber warriors.


Read the entire article here: http://americannewsreport.com/cyber-competition-bigger-than-the-final-four-8820583

Mark Hufe Television Interview PDF Print E-mail

Mark Hufe from Wilmington University in Delaware was recently interviewed by a local CBS affiliate on the subject of cybersecurity. Wilmington University is a long-standing member of the National CyberWatch Center, and Mark has been instrumental in helping to advocate for the consortium. You can view the entire interview here:




Cybersecurity Education Workshop Report PDF Print E-mail

In an effort to identify novel approaches to cybersecurity education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering and Education and Human Resources jointly sponsored a Cybersecurity Education Workshop, which was held February 24 & 25,  2014 at The George Washington University Arlington, VA Graduate Center. The purpose of the workshop was to convene a diverse set of experts representing the computer science education (CS Ed), cybersecurity research, education and assessment, and industry communities in order to identify novel, compelling, and mutually beneficial approaches to advancing cybersecurity education. The recommendations resulting from the workshop will help guide the evolution of academic programs within the broad range of educational institutions.


Read the full report here.

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