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Cyber Center for Education & Innovation Fall 2018 Symposium

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:00 am5:30 pm
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Cyber Center for Education & Innovation Fall 2018 Symposium


In November, the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) co-sponsors a Fall Cybersecurity Symposium with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The program is an official event of CyberMaryland and is held in Adelphi, MD.

About the 2018 Symposium

A recent report by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee recommended that the United States undertake a “Cybersecurity Moonshot” to harness the power of government, industry and academia to “fundamentally transform the security of our digital landscape” and attack the roots of cyber insecurity. This symposium will focus on some of the fundamental challenges of cybersecurity education and workforce development and how they might be overcome.

The cybersecurity skills gap, its persistence, and its implications for the nation are well documented. The urgent question is: Why does this state of affairs exist? Normally, the market solves labor shortages through rising wages. Educational institutions respond by offering programs that lead toward careers in shortage areas. Students are drawn to and prepared for these careers. Over time, the market reaches a dynamic equilibrium where the supply of needed professionals adapts to and paces with demand. But this does not seem to be happening. If anything, the cybersecurity skills gap is growing both in terms of an insufficient number of new professionals and their level of skills.

This one-day symposium will address the 'why' question and seek to identify solutions through keynote addresses and panel discussions. It will include the perspectives of senior leaders, policy makers, employers, faculty and students who will focus on how powerful new technologies might be used to boost the talent pipeline, slow the demand for cybersecurity professionals, and help the nation achieve a sustainable equilibrium.

Symposium Topics

~ Education and workforce development as a fundamental pillar of cyber security
~ Progress to date and trends in cyber education and workforce development
~ Perspectives from Maryland students in STEM educational programs
~ The relationship between the workforce market demand and educational outcomes
~ The role of innovative technologies in strengthening the quality, accessibility, and inclusiveness of cyber education

Learn more about the Agenda, Speakers, Sponsors, and Registration at the link below. Space is limited so please register today.

The CCEI Fall Symposium is an affiliated event of CyberMaryland 2018.

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On This Day In History


  • DoD Directive established DEFSMAC (Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center). It was renamed in 2002 changing “Astronautics” to “Aerospace.” DEFSMAC is a joint NSA-DIA-NGA organization headquartered at NSA. Its mission is to coordinate the collection of intelligence information from foreign missiles and satellites.

About Us

The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.