Cryptologic Programs & Cybersecurity Events

NCF Interviews & Participation

NCF staff are always excited for the opportunity to be interviewed for or otherwise contribute to another organizations' programs and podcasts. Visit this page to watch or listen to programs you may have missed. You may also be interested in virtual programs where the NCF was a major partner.

  • On January 20, 2022, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center's Queens of Code project hosted a virtual session ‘Stories of NSA’s Computing Women‘. Queens of Code is a women’s technology history project that collects stories, experiences, and insights from women who worked in information technology at National Security Agency in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Laura Nelson, Kathy Jackson and Eileen Buckholtz shared their experiences of being technology pioneers at NSA, as well as advice for students considering a STEM career. Please click on the program Date/Title to view a recording.

  • 23 June 2021: MISI Event: The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission will discuss with a panel of “Cyber Warriors” The impact of the report on Cyber Education

    NCF Education Director Mark Loepker participated as a panelist for an important online discussion about cyber education. The event was hosted by MISI's DreamPort and included two US Cyberspace Solarium Commissioners and four panelists. The panel discussed; “What educational aspects and resources have been approved for support by the USCSS commission?” How we can see this impacting the overall state of play in the cyber community? What was not included? And most importantly - What still needs to be done?

  • In this Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks podcast episode titled "Dialogue is Everything" - NCF Education Director Mark Loepker discusses his rich history working within the security arena for those interested in a career in national security or cybersecurity.

  • Season 2, Episode 14 of the Iron Butterfly Podcast features our own - NCF President and CEO Laura Nelson, CEO. In the "Crypto Raven" episode Laura shares what she learned as a leader of technical teams, how she found her voice in a male-dominated area, and the challenges of finding mentors who were like her.


Visit the "On This Date in History" calendar to learn about important events related to cryptology, math, computers, and more.