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Join the NCMF-CCEI in the virtual classroom!


The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) has established a presence within the Nepris online education community.

Through a virtual classroom platform, the NCMF 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, while the NCMF partners with experts and organizations to help meet these requests. VISIT THE NCMF-CCEI-NEPRIS SITE.


Interested in hosting an online Cybersecurity Chat for K-12 students? We are always looking for cybersecurity professionals and experts who are wiling to share their knowledge and expertise with students in a virtual setting. Please visit the "SHARE YOUR CYBER EXPERTISE" page to learn more and sign up for this rewarding opportunity!


UPCOMING CHATS

The following Cybersecurity Chats (#CyberChats) are either part of the NCMF's CCEI Cybersecurity Series and thus, focused on particular topics related to the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines' "Big Ideas," or part of National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (November 9-13, 2020).


  • During this #CyberChat, presenter Anthony Rutkowski of Netmagic Associates, LLC will describe the long arc of history of internets, cybersecurity, and how they have been entwined over the decades as technology and deployments have evolved. Treated in some depth are how the National Security Agency began identifying emerging cybersecurity challenges beginning in the late 1960s as new internet technology began to emerge and evolve in unexpected ways.

    Please click on the Date/Title to register to attend the live session. You will need to sign up for a free Nepris account to attend the live session. A recording of the session will become available at a later date.

  • In this session for Middle/High School students and teachers, Wade Forbes will help participants to learn how to set the right conditions within your organization to offer adversarial thinking, unorthodox ideas, and alternative analysis. In addition to learning more about red teaming, students will explore a few techniques and potential avenues to enter into this very exciting field.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the LIVE session. Remember you will need a free Nepris account to attend the live session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • During this #CyberChat - presenter Grant Verstandig will help to raise awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, how cybersecurity plays a vital role in the lives of Americans, and how building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances America’s national security and promotes economic prosperity. During this presentation he will share his cybersecurity journey and explore the breadth of opportunities available to today’s students.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the live session. Remember you will need a free Nepris account to attend the session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • During this #CyberChat - Ms. Diane M. Janosek, Commandant of the National Cryptologic School, 2020 Cyber Impact Award-winner, and one of 2020’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity, will share her Top Five Tips for Women in Cyber. Ms. Janosek will talk about the contributions of women in America – the roles they were given, the roles they commandeered, and the roles in which they are needed today. Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the live session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • In this session, Debra Plunkett of Plunkett Associates LLC will provide Middle/High School students with vital information about cybersecurity careers. Ms. Plunkett is a former senior NSA executive and currently serves as an adjunct professor of cybersecurity in the U of MD's graduate school. The exponential growth in malicious cyber incidents combined with the increasing dependence on technology-enabled solutions has created the perfect environment for both mischief and productivity. Balancing the use of technology while managing the risks associated with it is the challenge, and the need for more cybersecurity professionals is clear.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the LIVE session. Remember you will need a free Nepris account to attend the live session. After the session, a recording will also be made available.

  • During this #CyberChat presented by Taylor Ownbey of Capitol Technology University and Blair Banker of Purdue University - students will hear from recent graduates about life after school in the cybersecurity field. Hear how they are using their cybersecurity skills in the real world, and what you can do to prepare for a career in cyber. This is a great session to ask questions to people in your generation. Please click on the Date/Title of the session to learn more and to register to attend the live session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • During this #CyberChat for Middle & High School Students, as well as their parents and teachers, a panel of presenters including Tony Sager, Center for Internet Security, Shirley Dominick (retired USAF), and Dr. Linda Singh, Kaleidoscope Affect, LLC will explore dimensions and experiences to deepen the diversity and inclusion dialogue by enabling participants to learn more about various dimensions of cybersecurity diversity. Speakers will share their stories to increase understanding, expand perspectives, and provide participants with facts and activities designed to help them examine their own thoughts, behaviors, experiences, and reactions. Students will learn how they can uniquely contribute to a vital and complex mission. (See full bios of the speakers via the Nepris course page - linked via Date/Title.)

    Please click on the Date/Title to register to attend the live session. You will need a free Nepris account to attend the session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • Join Queens of Code Lois Gutman, Sherri Ramsay, and Eileen Buckholtz as they share details about the exciting, rewarding, and well-paying STEM related jobs that they held at NSA. One of the advantages of an NSA career was that they had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including computer science, information assurance, cybersecurity, technology, engineering, and mathematics research. The talk will also look at cybersecurity and STEM jobs today and how students can jump start their future careers.

    Click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the LIVE session. Remember you will need a free Nepris account in order to attend the live session. After the session, a recording will also be available.

  • Dr. Eugene Spafford, professor at Perdue University and recognized leader in the field of computing, also serves as Executive Director Emeritus for Perdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Dr. Spafford will share his insights into the critical nature of cybersecurity education and the need to go beyond the technical and embrace the diverse disciplines required to address information assurance, security, and privacy for the state, the nation, and the world. CERIAS was established to advance the knowledge and practice of information assurance, security, and privacy through discovery, education, and engagement. It is unique among such national centers in its multidisciplinary approach to the problems, ranging from purely technical issues (e.g., intrusion detection, network security, etc) to ethical, legal, educational, communications, linguistic, and economic issues, and the subtle interactions and dependencies among them.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and register to attend the LIVE session. Remember you will need a free Nepris account to attend the live session. After the session, a recording will become available.

  • During this #CyberChat for Elementary level students, as well as their parents and teachers, presenter Latasha McCord, U.S. Department of Homeland Security will introduce participants to an "episode" of Super Cybersecurity Grandma, during which they will meet Cloud! Character Jastin, who is not able to describe clouds in the sky versus The Cloud in the digital world. He will learn a new lesson from character Super Cee Gee about how The Cloud came about and how useful it is for uploading and downloading our music, books, pictures and files. This session will also introduce students to careers in cybersecurity—Software Engineer, Development Operations Engineer (DevOps), Full-stack Developer, Cloud Engineer, Data Engineer, Systems Engineer, Data Scientists, and System Administrator, all cybersecurity jobs found in Cloud Computing.

    Please click on the Date/Time to register to attend the live session. You will need a free Nepris account to attend the session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • During this session for Middle/High School students, Sandi Roddy from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will help students to explore Systems Security Engineering. Systems Security Engineering (SSE) focuses on making sure the “system” (whether in a hospital, home or bank) works the way it should in the event something goes wrong. That ‘something’ can be a cyber attack, an error (human or machine), or, an unexpected event. SSE means figuring out how to design, develop and test systems. Security engineers also think about how the system may break down.

    Click on the Date/Title of the course to learn more and to register to attend the LIVE session. Remember, you will need to create a free Nepris account to attend the live session. A recording will become available at a later date.

  • During this #CyberChat, a panel of presenters, including NCMF President & CEO Laura Nelson and Elise McConnell of Raytheon Technologies, will share how they navigated their respective career pathways to achieve their career success, and how they have managed in a male-dominated career field. Each speaker will share their story and provide participants with real-world experiences and suggestions for tomorrow’s women in STEM.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the live session. You will need a free Nepris account to attend the session. A recording of the session will become available at a later date.

  • In this session for Middle/High School students, as well as their parents and teachers, Timothy Carver will examine the protocols used to provide the secure transfer of funds over the World Wide Web. We will see how new Bitcoins come into existence (mining) and look at the basic protocols – Peer-to-Peer transfer of data, Public Key Cryptography, Hashing, SHA-256 based Proof-of-Work scheme, etc.

    Please click on the Date/Title to learn more and to register to attend the LIVE session. You will need a free Nepris account to attend the live session. A recording will become available at a later date.



Prior Chat Recordings

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-Nepris 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Sessions

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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