CCBC CAE2Y Application: IA Outreach

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4. IA Outreach: The academic program must demonstrate a strong collaboration with business, industry, government, and the local community.

Overall Point Value: 4 minimum/10 maximum

a. Evidence provided in the form of a Strategic Plan and/or general IA Awareness Program description (example: flyers, letters from sponsors, etc), and/or workshop accomplishments. (For example: sponsorship of workshops for K-12, senior citizen groups, community colleges, technical schools, state homeland security, first responders, industry, etc.)

Point Value: Up to 10 points

CCBC serves as a resource hub in information security for the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In this role, CCBC provides the following resources to academia, business partners, high schools, and the community:

Academic Workshops for Two- and Four-Year Faculty:

  • All About Labs
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Wireshark (in One Day)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Security Tools

Non-Credit Contract Classes for Business Partners:

  • Comcast Business Services: classes for outside sales staff were developed and delivered in Baltimore and Virginia. The course content focused on the basics of telecommunications, the Internet, and structured wiring, and was designed to increase the sales staff's comfort level in discussing key telecom and data communications principles with current and potential customers.
  • Verizon: a four-course Telecommunications certificate was developed for Verizon employees in the Baltimore region. Common Course Outlines for the Telecommunications certificate can be found here:

K12 Outreach Events:

  • Visit high schools to do presentations, work with teachers, and recruit for Parallel Enrollment Programs (PEP)
  • Invited speaker: Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Fall Cisco Conference, Towson University (2010). CCBC Cyber Initiatives.
  • Invited speaker: C3 Conference: Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (2006). Information Security in Today’s World.

CCBC faculty maintain their own web sites and blogs with articles on information security and the college’s programs and course offerings in information security. Such sites are directed at the community, existing students, prospective students, businesses, government, and alumni.

In addition to the activities above, CCBC faculty are active in the local chapters of professional organizations, such as InfraGard and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

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