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Join the CCEI in the virtual classroom!


The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) has established a presence within the Nepris online education community.

Through a virtual classroom platform, the CCEI offers educational courses and cybersecurity chats designed to promote cybersecurity education and prepare job seekers for job opportunities in the cybersecurity field. Students  and teachers can request a chat featuring a particular topic, and the CCEI partners with experts and organizations to help meet these requests. VISIT THE CCEI-NEPRIS SITE.

* Interested in hosting an online Cybersecurity Chat for K-12 students? Please visit the "SHARE YOUR CYBER EXPERTISE" page to learn more and sign up.


CCEI-Nepris Summer Camp Sessions


2020 Cybersecurity Series

The following Cybersecurity Chats are part of a special CCEI Cybersecurity Series and focus on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines' "Big Ideas."

Click on the links below to see video and course materials. You will need to create a free Nepris account to view the course videos.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles - Data, Privacy, & Trust
    Mr. Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures discussed data security and its relevancy with regard to privacy, the cloud, phishing, social media, and online voting among other examples. Please click on the Date/Time for this listing to view the recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles - Explore Systems Engineering & More
    Mr. Bob Wandell of TSG Engineering will present a broad introduction to the principles of System Security Engineering, Adversarial Thinking, and Risk in Cybersecurity along with some of his relevant experiences. Please click on the Date/Time for this listing to view the recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles - Learn About Adversarial Thinking
    Mr. David Raymond of the Virginia Cyber Range (VA Tech) presented a broad introduction of Adversarial Thinking principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant work experiences. Please click the Date/Time for this listing to view the recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles - Careers in System Security
    Mr. Steve Bellovin of Columbia University presented a broad introduction to system security principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant experiences. CLICK HERE to see Steve's slides. Click the Date'Time for this listing to view the Chat recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles - What are Adversarial Thinking Principles?
    Mr. Andrew Conway, consultant with ProofPoint and Ebay, presented a broad introduction to Adversarial Thinking principles in Cybersecurity along with sharing a variety of relevant work experiences. Please click on the Date/Time to view a recording of the session.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Tales from the Crypt…(Analyst)
    Mr. Jeffrey Man of Security Weekly Productions and former NSA cryptanalyst explored topics including applications of classic cryptography - including one-time pads and various cipher methods to machine-based systems (such as the Enigma), and modern computer-based algorithms. Please click on the Date/Time to view a recording of the session.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Learn about Cyber Risk
    During this #Cyberchat, Mr. Frederick Hall, USAF, discussed the principles of Risk in cybersecurity. CLICK ON THE DATE/TIME TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Ethics & Trust in Cybersecurity
    Ms. Taylor Ownbey of Capitol Technology University discussed ethical concepts in cybersecurity, as well as how trust is earned in the field. Topics included real world impact of cybersecurity, the CIA triad, and conflicting ideologies and concepts. Ms. Ownbey also discussed her cybersecurity work experience, as a professional and undergraduate student concurrently, as well as how she prepared for the field. CLICK ON THE DATE/TIME TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Trust & Ethics in Cybersecurity
    During this #CyberChat - Blair Banker of Purdue University presented a broad introduction to Cybersecurity Ethics along with various personal work experiences. Topics included in the discussion were: real-world cybersecurity impacts, the hacker manifesto, and the different types of hackers, including real-world examples. Please click on the Date/Time of the session to view a recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Applying the Megacommunities Concept to Cybersecurity
    Mr. Mark Gerencser of UMUC Ventures introduced students to the 'megacommunity' concept, a framework for reaching solutions to today's complex problems. The session included information about how 'megacommunity’ principles can be applied to cybersecurity. Please click on the Date/Time of the session to view a recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Why Cybersecurity Matters to Your Business
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce helps organizations and businesses to better understand and manage their cybersecurity risk. Mr. Christopher Roberti of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented a session during which he emphasized the importance of cybersecurity in any business. Please click on the Date/Time to view the recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles & Career Experiences from the "Queen of Codes"
    Ms. Eileen Buckholtz of Technology Concepts introduced students to the Queens of Code - the National Security Agency’s computing women and how they contributed to early technology development and the national defense—a secret they’ve kept for over 50 years. She related her stories to "Code Girls" and "Hidden Figures," and how their mission and technology helped provide critical information to the president, key decision makers, and the military. She explained why Queens of Code and other women should be included in computing history. Ms. Buckholtz was joined by a fellow Queen of Codes, Ms. Maureen McHugh who shared her story.
    Please click on the Date/Time of the session to view a full recording.

  • CCEI Cybersecurity Series: The Role of Philanthropy in Cybersecurity
    Monica Ruiz of the Hewlett Foundation presented a broad description of philanthropy in the cybersecurity field, and she shared some of her personal work experiences. Click on the Date/Time of the session to view a recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Launch Your Cyber Career with a Registered Apprenticeship
    Ms. Bridget Brown, Director of Workforce Innovations with ICF, provided an overview of a cybersecurity apprenticeship and the unique benefits that it offers to students.
    Click on the Date/Time of the session to view a recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Women in Vulnerability Research & Reverse Engineering
    Ms. Teresa Shea of Raytheon Technologies presented a broad introduction of vulnerability research and reverse engineering in cybersecurity along with some of her experiences. Some of the questions she answered during her presentation included, "What is a typical "day in the life" of a cyber professional?" and "How does one gain experience in cybersecurity?" Click on the Date/Time of the session to view a recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Cybersecurity Principles & Careers – Pre-Queens Panel Discussion
    Four Queens of Code who were technology pioneers and worked for the National Security Agency share what inspired them to pursue non-traditional technical careers, as well as some of their first experiences with computers and technology. Queens of Code Dr. Nancy Welker, Kathy Jackson, Monna Nabers, and Eileen Buckholtz shared their education and career experiences. Click on the Date/Time of the session to view the video recording.

  • CCEI CYBERSECURITY SERIES: Why Do We Need Women in STEM?
    During this #CyberChat, Ms. Laura Nelson, President & CEO of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, encouraged and explored different STEM opportunities for girls (as well as boys). She also shared some of her experiences as an engineer in a male-dominated career field. Click on the Date/Time of the session to view the video recording.

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Chats (Nov 2019)

Additional Cybersecurity Chats

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Through their virtual classroom platform, the CCEI offers educational courses and cybersecurity chats designed to promote cybersecurity education and prepare job seekers for job opportunities in the cybersecurity field. Students and teachers can request a chat featuring a particular topic, and the CCEI partners with experts and organizations to help meet these requests.

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