- Cyberwatch West Center is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity
resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching
modules. By concentrating on student development; professional development; and curriculum
development, revision, and dissemination, CyberWatch West incorporates effective outreach
efforts to raise awareness and build viable partnerships among academia and industry.
- National Cyberwatch Center is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies
focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education/research
and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce
- CAE Community is a community of Universities and Community Colleges that have distinguished themselves
as Centers of Academic Excellence to the DHS and NSA.
- CAE Designated School Directory
- CompTIA/Burning Glass and NICE Heat map of cybersecurity positions available across the US including requirements for entry,
mid and upper level positions.
- NICE The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia,
and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce
development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an
ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills
this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build
on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership
and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to
keep our Nation secure.
- National Cybersecurity Framework - The Framework, which was created through collaboration between industry and government,
consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical
infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach
of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related
- CSSIA - National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance. The Center for
Systems Security and Information Assurance is a National Science Foundation (NSF)
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA
has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance
and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.
- ISSA National - ISSA Colorado Springs ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated
to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information
- AFCEA National - AFCEA Colorado Springs AFCEA is a professional association that connects innovative people, great ideas
and vital solutions to advance global security. We do that by developing networking
and educational opportunities and providing them in an ethical forum
- IEEE Cybersecurity
- Other CAE2Y Cybersecurity Centers
- Cyberdegrees.org - The BIG List - things to consider
- Hacker High School (HHS) is an ever-growing collection of lessons written to the teen audience and covering
specific subjects that are timely, interesting, and important for teens.
- ICT for Schools: Digital technology surrounds everyone in our society daily. Students arrive at school
with a wide array of experience using computers, smart-phones, tablets, video games,
and more. They use these devices almost fearlessly, but may lack the knowledge and
understanding of how they work and where they are most effective. For instructor-led
students, ICT Essentials is a perfect introduction into Information, Communication
and Media Technologies.
- The National CyberWatch Center continues to update and create model Information Security
curricula, which supports the growth of cybersecurity education nationally, including complete
courses for degrees and multiple certificates.
Internships & Apprenticeships
- US Department of Labor has an IT/Cyber Apprenticeship program for companies
- CareerWise coordinates apprenticeships among businesses, students, and educators that create
opportunities for long-term impact. CareerWise apprenticeships will break down financial
barriers, create a highly-skilled workforce that meets the complex demands of Colorado
companies, and provide multiple options for the student upon successful completion
of the program. A robust, business-led apprenticeship program that meets the needs
of all students will put Colorado schools and businesses on a path towards success.
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is
a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for
everyone. We work to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe
experience online through our educational programs, scholarships, and research.