The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education: Future Directions 2021 Summit

  • Mon, October 18, 2021
  • 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wed, October 20, 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • The Alexandrian Hotel, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


  • Program or Steering Committee Member
  • Invited attendees of the 2020 Summit.
  • Conference Presenter, Keynote, or Article Contributor


The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education:


2021 Summit

Invitation Only    |    Registration Required

Rescheduled: October 18, 4:00 pm - October 20, 1:00 pm

Alexandria, VA

In 2002, the National Science Foundation (NSF) co-sponsored a workshop and resulting report titled Protecting Information: The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education. Nearly 20 years later, however, cybersecurity education has evolved dramatically – and along with it the cybersecurity threats and needs of the nation.

The US is facing a growing critical shortage of qualified workers to fill cybersecurity positions across all industries and services. Community colleges have proven to play a vital role in reaching untapped, diverse, potential new student populations to fulfill these positions through innovative student outreach and highly relevant programming.

The upcoming 2021 Summit will bring together leaders and stakeholders in cybersecurity education including community college faculty and administrators, corporate partners, and government representatives. Participants from across the nation will examine progress and impact made by community colleges to national and economic security and the workforce since the initial conference in 2002, and will contribute to recommendations for future strategies and initiatives.

As an invited participant, your registration indicates your willingness and commitment to contribute your expertise and perspective throughout the two-day conference. We greatly appreciate your dedication of time and knowledge to the future of cybersecurity education.

COVID-19 NCyTE is actively monitoring the evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). At this time we encourage you to register for the Summit to help with planning. We will notify you if any changes in the schedule occur. We appreciate your patience and support.

Register by May 30, 2021 to guarantee your spot. Submit your request for a travel stipend by August 20, 2021.

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Participating attendees will receive a travel stipend to assist with travel expenses.
Stipend Information

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This conference is funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center Grant No. 1937905.