WCC Cybersecurity Center

Corrinne Sande | Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator
360.383.3552 | csande@whatcom.ctc.edu | BKR 125

Welcome to Whatcom's Cybersecurity Center

Winter 2013 Cybersecurity Camp!

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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 is made up of six sessions that will be held on WCC's campus on Saturdays, with the first camp session scheduled for January 5, 2013. The application period for the current camp is now closed. A downloadable flyer with quick camp facts is now available. For more detailed information about the camp, including earning college credit and a stipend, see the downloadable Q&A sheet. For a press release about the project, click here.

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Whatcom Community College (WCC) has developed a Cybersecurity Center to provide access to Information Security and Information Assurance (IA) resources. 

Specific resources at WCC are the College's Computer Information Systems (CIS) program that includes an Associate in Science (AS) degree, certificates, and stand alone courses that prepare students for positions in the information security field.

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 addition, WCC was recently awarded a grant to support the establishment of a CyberWatch West Center to address the shortage of information security professionals.

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).

WCC Awarded NSF Grant to support CyberWatch Center

cyberwatch_west_logo.jpgWCC, along with a consortium of West Coast institutions, will share a $3 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to establish a west coast cybersecurity region. WCC's role, under the direction of CIS Program Coordinator Corrinne Sande, will be to support the establishment and operation of the CyberWatch West Center to address challenges and concerns in education and the regional business industry, specifically the shortage of information security professionals. The Center will also work to enhance business and team-work skills among information technology professionals and enhance cybersecurity curriculum at many higher education institutions. For more information on CyberWatch West, go to www.cyberwatchwest.org.

CAE2Y Designation Awarded to WCC

WCC was recently named a  Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE2Y), one of only 13 community colleges nationwide. This award was made in recognition of the caliber of the CIS curriculum, credentials of its faculty and nationally-recognized program certifications. With this designation, WCC benefits from standardized curricula, articulation to four-year institutions and other factors. See additional degree, certificates and endorsement information on the WCC Computer Information Systems home page.

Click here to hear an interview on local radio station KGMI on this topic with Dr. Linda Maier, Dean for Workforce Education at Whatcom Community College, or view a recent press release here.

Whatcom Students in Action

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