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National CyberWatch Communicator | June Edition

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Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment Pilot
The Information Security Fundamentals Readiness Assessment Pilot Program makes available a concept inventory formative assessment that determines readiness to enroll in the National CyberWatch Center Foundation Series: Information Security Fundamentals Course (FS-ISF). The anonymous assessment provides for institutional encoding of respondent IDs to permit individual reporting without divulging the identity of the participant.
Any faculty member or corporate trainer may register to participate in the Readiness Assessment Pilot. You may elect to discontinue participation in the pilot program at any time. Register HERE.
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Top Cybersecurity Graduate Programs Ranked Nationally
National CyberWatch members Norfolk State University and Hampton University can now boast as two of the top schools nationally with the best cybersecurity graduate programs. According to CyberSecurityMastersDegree.org, these two universities have some of the best online cybersecurity master’s programs based on their strong curriculum, collegiate and corporate partnerships with top internship opportunities, workshops, outreach, and affiliations with cybersecurity-related organizations.

Learn more HERE.
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Cyber Hygiene and Security Awareness
The primary weakness in any security system is the users. Increasing user awareness in steps they can take to secure their systems and data benefits both the individual and any organization they are associated with. Join Jim Hoag, retired Department Chair for Information Assurance and Technology at Champlain College June 13th and June 15th as he discusses Cyber Hygiene and Security Awareness: A Competency-Based Mastery Learning Curriculum.

Learn more HERE.
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Assistant Professor Position Opening
Stevenson University is looking for an assistant professor in cybersecurity and digital forensics. The instructor will teach four IS/cyber courses each in the spring and fall, perform course development and maintenance, advise students, participate in the life of the university, maintain Stevenson’s academic and professional relationships in the larger cybersecurity community, etc. Must have university teaching experience in cybersecurity, relevant work experience and industry certifications. Contact Alan Carswell at acarswell@stevenson.edu.
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Become an Author or Section Editor
The new National CyberWatch Center's Digital Press research- and practice-oriented “Cybersecurity Skills Journal” (CSJ) is the first journal to bridge the profession's theory-practice divide by publishing research on the theories, measurement methods, evidence-based practices, and effective pedagogy required for the skilled performance of cybersecurity tactics, techniques and protocols. Those interested in either serving on the editorial board or submitting to CSJ should contact Dr. David Tobey, National CyberWatch Director of Research & Assessments, dhtobey@vivoworks.com" style="color:#262c30;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">dhtobey@vivoworks.com.

More on the CSJ HERE.
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Splunk Joins National CyberWatch as Corporate Member
National CyberWatch Center is pleased to announce Splunk, an enterprise systems leader in the marketplace, as its newest corporate member. Trusted by 89 Fortune 100 companies, Splunk is pioneering new paths to high-performance clients using creative strategies with data analytics and secure transactions. National CyberWatch welcomes Splunk to the corporate membership network and looks forward to their contributions in education, cybersecurity strategies and other joint areas of interest.
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June 5
National Cyber League kicks off LollaPUZZLooza on Facebook and Twitter
August 2

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