Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) Cybersecurity Events
The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) co-sponsors Cybersecurity Events with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), as well as other community partners. The programs highlight relevant cybersecurity topics and features experts in the field. These events take multiple forms to include webinars and special events at locations around the National Capitol Region. Please visit this page often for future events and your opportunity to participate physically or virtually.
April 2020: Code Girls: A Webinar on the Role of Women in WWII Codebreaking and Modern Cybersecurity
In this special online presentation, Maryland Senator Katie Fry Hester hosted a webinar with the goal of raising awareness about Women in Cryptology & Cybersecurity - especially among young female students. Special guests for the webinar included "New York Times" bestselling author Liza Mundy, former Adjutant General of the Maryland Military Department Major General Linda Singh, and President & CEO of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Laura Nelson. Click to view the recording.
A 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 focused on some of the fundamental challenges of cybersecurity education and workforce development and how they might be overcome.This one-day symposium addressed the 'why' question and identified solutions through keynote addresses and panel discussions. The program included the perspectives of senior leaders, policy makers, employers, faculty, and students who focused 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.
On 10 October 2017, CCEI and then-UMUC (now UMGC) partnered to present the "Cyber at the Crossroads" Fall 2017 Symposium, featuring renowned national cybersecurity leaders, including experts from past and current administrations, the U.S. military, industry, and academia for a discussion of the past, present, and future of the security of our nation’s cyber infrastructure. With the benefit of 20 years’ experience and recently declassified material, this symposium explored the roots of ER97 and the resulting initiatives; looked at applications to today’s cyber issues and highlight some important choices facing us; explored some alternative cyber futures; and discussed current administration initiatives to secure America’s cyber infrastructure. Click on the title to see the full recap page.