Corrinne Sande | Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator
360.383.3552 | firstname.lastname@example.org | BKR 125
Welcome to Whatcom's Cybersecurity Center
Whatcom Community College (WCC) has developed a Cybersecurity Center to provide access to Information Security and Information Assurance (IA) resources.
Academic options at WCC include the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree, certificates, and stand alone courses that prepare students for positions in the information security field. WCC also offers an Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree in Cybersecurity. The transfer options include the new Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System Security, at Western Washington University. To learn more about Western's CISS degree refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document found here.
WCC is also the only community college in Washington State certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) to map its courses to the 4011 and 4013E standards. In Fall 2013, WCC was named the lead institution of CyberWatch West Center, a regional cybersecurity education consortium formed to address the shortage of information security professionals. CyberWatch West is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Information on the National IA Education and Training Program (NIETP), which oversees Information Assurance education standards, can be found here: National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP).
KGMI - The Whatcom Report
October 13, 2013 - Host Bill Gorman talks with Whatcom Community College's Corrinne Sande (CIS Program Coordinator) and Janice Walker (Workforce Education Director) about the CyberWatch West Center and cybersecurity education.
WCC Awarded $500,000 to Build Capacity for Cybersecurity Education
CAE2Y Designation Awarded to WCC
WCC Awarded NSF Grant to support CyberWatch West Center
WCC's Cybersecurity Camp includes hands-on activities and a cyberdefense competition for high school students interested in learning more about information security. The camp, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is made up of six sessions that will be held on WCC's campus.
The 2012 and 2013 camps were a success! 47 high school students from 12 high schools in the region participated. 27 of those students earned college credit in information security. The Winter 2014 Cybersecurity Camp is currently underway. A downloadable flyer with quick camp facts is available. For more detailed information about the camp, including earning college credit and a stipend, see the Q&A sheet. For a press release about the project, click here.
Whatcom is no longer accepting applications for the Winter 2014, Cybersecurity Camp. Check back later for information on future camps.