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National CyberWatch Center

McDowell Technical Community College is excited to announce that it is now a member of the National CyberWatch Center, the largest network of Information Security educators and institutions of higher education in the world. The objectives of the academic institution membership is to:

  • Support the national imperative for developing cybersecurity-educated professionals by providing educational, networking, and collaborative opportunities for faculty and their institutions.
  • To foster evidenced-based practices among the membership by providing software platforms and data that support collaboration, and
  • To assist in the collection of data that can be used by all member schools as they create their cybersecurity organizational strategic plans.

McDowell Technical Community College is proud to share its passion for advancing the cybersecurity workforce and filling the cyber skills gap.  For additional information regarding the National CyberWatch Center, contact the college NCW administrator, Randy Hollifield, at [email protected] or visit the National CyberWatch Center website via the following link: CyberWatch.

Now that the a new semester is beginning… kick it off by sharing an incredible opportunity with your students that will help them stand out from the crowd and start building their personal brand! Students and faculty members are encouraged to share their relevant work with the National Cybersecurity Student Association (NCSA). From blogs to academic work and research, the Student Association will promote your work to their rapidly growing, worldwide audience.

Encourage your students and colleagues to share their work and NCSA will market you and your work free of charge through their emails, website, and/or social media platforms.

The National Cybersecurity Student Association is hosting another summer CyberXL series! Challenges will be released every Monday for four weeks through email, Facebook and Twitter for students to solve as individual participants. Challenges will range from easy to advanced and keep students cyber skills fresh all summer.

Those that submit the correct answer will have their name put into a weekly prize drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Check out the Federal Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Resource Guide, an NSF funded research project explored the viability of cybersecurity apprenticeships for federal agency pipeline support.

Have an academic paper or class assignment you’re proud of from a previous semester? #CyberStudents wants to share YOUR work with our growing, international platform! Take advantage of this opportunity to build your personal brand and gain experience.