The third annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by six Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and involved in cybersecurity. 3CS meets the perceived need for a national academic conference that focuses exclusively on cybersecurity education at the community college level. Faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders in community college cybersecurity education are invited and encouraged to attend.
"EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES"
Early Bird $125 through April 30, 2016; regular $150 through July 19; $200 late registration. RegOnline's handling fee and credit card processing fees are added to all registrations.
2016: 3CS takes place this year (and in all even-numbered years) in conjunction with the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). The association with HI-TEC allows us to focus on the role of cybersecurity in all technology fields, exemplified by the schools and programs of ATE Centers and Projects. The cybersecurity-related ATE centers will offer HI-TEC sessions intended to bring more of the ATE institutions into the cyber education arena. This year's HI-TEC conference begins right after 3CS concludes and runs through Thursday July 28.
2017: Next year (and in all odd-numbered years), 3CS joins the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (the Colloquium). The cybersecurity-related ATE centers will offer Colloquium sessions that emphasize the role of community colleges, including K-12 education, articulation from high schools to community colleges to universities, and participation with universities in cybersecurity education research.
The Colloquium meets in June, and features a community college track. HI-TEC meets in July, and features a cybersecurity track. What makes 3CS different? Why should someone attend? Why is this not just another typical academic conference? Here is why: In both even- and odd-numbered years, 3CS will focus on topics not typically addressed either at HI-TEC or at the Colloquium, including:
• advanced technical workshops for experienced community college faculty.
• new techniques and strategies both within and outside the classroom that community college faculty and administrators can adopt to strengthen their existing cybersecurity education courses and programs.
• new research on community college cybersecurity education. • vendor exhibits that emphasize cybersecurity education at the community college level.