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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.


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Faculty Research Opportunity PDF Print E-mail

You are invited to apply for a six-week summer research program in cyber security sponsored by the National Science Foundation and New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering.

The NYU Engineering CSAW Cybersecurity Summer Research and Training Program provides a unique opportunity for computer science college faculty to engage in ongoing research projects as part of a three-year program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Ten qualified college faculty members will be selected for two weeks of intensive instruction in the basic concepts of cybersecurity followed by four weeks of research engagement at NYU Engineering. Over the remaining academic year, faculty and their students will engage in research topics with NYU-Poly professors, as well as participating as mentors in the NYU Engineering CSAW competition.

Computer Whizzes Do Battle With a Blizzard and a Cyberattack PDF Print E-mail

NBC News

by Rich Gardella and Daniella Diaz


LAUREL, Md. -- As a major winter storm lashes Maryland, causing “catastrophic damage,” a group of malevolent hackers decides to compound the chaos by attacking the emergency management computer infrastructure. The “black hat” operation is largely successful, disrupting the disaster response and, in one case, switching an order for emergency bedding supplies to an order of toy animals.

Fortunately, the simultaneous blizzard and cyberattack were not real. They were created by the organizers of a collegiate competition held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory last week intended to test the wits and reflexes of what they hope will be the next generation of government and corporate cybersecurity professionals.


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Mid-Atlantic CCDC Winners PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition! In First Place is Towson University, Maryland. Taking Second Place is Liberty University, Virginia. Third Place goes to Radford University, also in Virginia. All three winning institutions are members of the National CyberWatch Center. We congratulate the winners and thank the sponsors and participants for their time and talents.

US Senator Tim Kaine Visits with the National CyberWatch Center PDF Print E-mail

During a recent National CyberWatch Center Leadership Team Meeting being held at  Northern Virginia Community College, US Senator Tim Kaine stopped by to visit.

Read the Press Release here.



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