Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) & skillsgapp
An NCyTE Center Member Meeting
Friday, October 21, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am (PST)
Attend NCyTE's October Member Meeting for presentations from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) and skillsgapp.
CISA will cover their efforts to increase the security of critical networks, current security threats, and a new hiring initiative. And skillsgap will cover their innovative (and fun!) cyber workforce initiative “Cyber Watchdog.”
CISA Speaker: Anastacia "Staci" Webster from the Office of the Chief Learning Officer will discuss CISA’s efforts to protect the federal ".gov" domain of civilian government networks and collaborate with the private sector - the ".com" domain - to increase the security of critical networks, and the CISA Community College hiring initiative - Student & Recent Graduate Programs.
Ms. Webster joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in July of 2020 and currently serves as the Academic Programs Lead for the Academic Partnerships and Outreach (APO) sub-division within the Office of the Chief Learning Officer (OCLO) within CISA. She oversees the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) and National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) programs.
skillsgapp speakers: Co-Founders Tina Zwolinski and Cynthia Jenkins will share “Cyber Watchdog” - a geo-location-based mobile game deployed in San Bernardino County, CA. The game is designed to provide middle and high school-aged youth+ - specifically in under-resourced communities - awareness of and proficiencies in careers related to Cybersecurity/IT, and the regionally-specific pathways.
Players can “try on” different cyber careers in non-threatening environments and see themselves in the jobs as the avatar selection supports DEI. And the real game changer, schools or industry can recruit players for programs and jobs.
Who should attend: Industry, High school teachers, university and college faculty, and students.
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NCyTE is funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center Grant No. 2054724.