||Cybersecurity Summit: The Critical Role of Community Colleges in Protecting Information Technology Resources
Saturday, October 22nd
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Ballroom, Tower Mezzanine Level
There is no cost to
participate in the Cybersecurity Summit, but seating is limited!
Please RSVP to
Stella Perez before October 15th.
The need to protect our vital information technology (IT) resources – including government, military, business networks, and the internet – has never been more apparent than it is today. As we become more dependent on technology, we encounter an increasing number of attacks on our technology resources. Individuals must be trained and educated to protect our information resources, detect attacks, and defend our vital information.
Community colleges are ideally situated to prepare students to assume the role of information security professionals, a demand that has created a viable new career path for community college students. Government, military, corporations, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions are all part of a growing market for the IT security professional.
This Cybersecurity Summit increases the awareness of community college decision makers about the need for IT security education programs for their students. The presenters share the existing standards for IT Security Education programs and certifications, as well as provide resources to help colleges achieve industry-recognized standards in their IT security education courses. Also find out how your college can participate in the Specialty Asynchronous Industry Learning (SAIL) project and provide IT security education courses for your students. Project SAIL is a national network promoting access, exchange, and dissemination of specialized industry-driven programs anywhere and anytime for community college students. Advances in online learning have created new options and opportunities to extend courses, degrees, and training beyond traditional service boundaries and fulfill workforce needs in even the most remote communities.
Winn Schwartau, Author, Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway
Paul Harris, Director, IT Security Education, St. Petersburg College, FL
Corey Schou, University Professor of Informatics, Professor of Information Systems, Associate Dean, College of Business, Idaho State University