CAE News Archive

Application for 2018 3CS travel stipends

The C5 Project has a limited number of travel stipends available to help colleges interested in applying for the CAE-CD designation send a faculty member to the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) to attend a relevant workshop there. 

3CS is a three-day national conference focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges. This year it will be held at Mt. Hood Community College just outside Portland, OR, from Thursday, August 2 through Saturday, August 4. 

Faculty members applying for travel stipends can represent colleges that are currently in the Program Development phase; that are currently assigned a mentor as part of the Application Assistance Program; or that are considering applying for the CAE-CD designation in the near future. 

To be eligible to receive the stipend, faculty members must

  • be employed at a regionally accredited college or university located at least 50 miles away from both the Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, Oregon, and the campus of Mt. Hood Community College; and
  • agree to fully participate in the required 3-hour workshop on the CAE-CD application process during 3CS.

For best consideration, complete and submit the application form below by the end of the day on Friday, May 11. Faculty who apply by May 11 will be notified about whether they will receive a stipend the following week, to allow them to register for the conference before May 18 and receive the Early Bird Discount.  

After the conference, accepted applicants will be required to submit a completed W-9 IRS form and evidence that they attended the required CAE application workshop before their travel stipends will be issued to them.  

Update 5/14/2018: Applications for travel stipends are no longer being accepted.  

 

C5 Celebrates CAE Success in Huntsville

C5 had reason to celebrate this June, as representatives of fourteen mentee schools traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, to be designated or re-designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs) in Cybersecurity Education, as part of the National Cyber Summit. 

C5's leadership hosted a reception on June 6 to honor successful participants in the C5 Mentor Program — colleges and universities being awarded the CAE designation, as well as the C5 mentors who supported them through the application process.

At the reception, CAE designees were presented with a commemorative challenge coin; mentors received a "CAE Mentor" lapel pin. 

The official National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Designation Ceremony took place on June 7 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Ten two-year colleges that participated in the C5 Mentor Program received the CAE2Y designation, and four four-year universities received the CAE-CDE designation.

For a complete list of institutions that have received CAE designations through the C5 Mentor Program in Year 2 of the C5 grant, see our Mentoring Success page. 

 

 

 

Eight new institutions designated to NSA/DHS national Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Designation Ceremony at the NICE Conference & Expo November 1-2, 2016 in Kansas City, MO. From left to right: Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant, National Cryptologic School, National Security Agency; Corrinne Sande, C5 Co-PI in charge of the CAE2Y Mentor Program; Vickie McLain, Computer Information Systems faculty member at Lake Superior College; Stephen Miller, Associate Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso and C5 mentor; Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security.

From left to right: Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant, National Cryptologic School, National Security Agency; Corrinne Sande, C5 Co-PI in charge of the CAE2Y Mentor Program; Vickie McLain, Computer Information Systems faculty member at Lake Superior College; Stephen Miller, Associate Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso and C5 mentor; Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security.

 

C5 congratulates the eight institutions of higher education that were awarded the designation National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE) on November 2, 2016 at the NICE Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

Among the recipients were Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado; Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota; Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio; and Middle George State University in Macon, Georgia. All four received guidance or support for their CAE application from C5. 

The remaining four recipients were Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univerity, Augusta University, Florida International University, and the University of Delaware. 

Through the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program is charged to raise the level of cybersecurity capabilities across the nation. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partner with academic institutions to enhance cybersecurity education nationwide and to develop the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

With support from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, these institutions were recognized during the NICE 2016 Conference, with presentations by Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant of the National Cryptologic School/National Security Agency, and Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch/Department of Homeland Security.