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Session 3: NC Cybersecurity Workforce Training – Education Virtual Roundtable (Virtual)

North Carolina Cybersecurity for Federal Contractors Virtual Series
For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/north-carolina-cybersecurity-virtual-series/

The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host a series of cybersecurity-related webinars beginning in September and running through December. The purpose of these web conferences is to educate North Carolina entities on how to improve their cybersecurity posture and protect their vital assets from digital enemies. 
 
Who Should Attend. Any North Carolina company or organization interested in providing goods and services to the US government. 
 
When. Part 1 and 2 post-event information can be found online. Part 3 registration is now available. Stay tuned for Part 4-6.
 
Platform. The NCMBC will host these webinars in an online platform. Information will be provided an hour prior to the training each session. 
 
Registration. These are free sessions. Registration will be available for each under each individual session, as it becomes available. 
 
PART 3: OCTOBER 29, 2020 from 1100-1300: North Carolina Cybersecurity Workforce Training – Education Virtual Roundtable 
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, “approximately 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will need skilled workers to fill them around the world by the year 2021. North Carolina will be home to many of those vacant positions as the tech industry is poised to grow 10.4 percent over the next four years.”
 
Several North Carolina higher education institutions already have robust cybersecurity courses and programs that will help position, grow, and provide opportunities for the much needed cyber workforce of the future. In a special virtual round table, NCMBC is pleased to host some of the North Carolina Higher Education entities that are focused on training and educating the North Carolina Cybersecurity Workforce. 
 
With an eye toward collaboration and information sharing, representatives from several local Community Colleges will highlight their cyber programs during the first hour. Immediately following, representatives from North Carolina Universities and Colleges will discuss their cybersecurity programs during the second session.  
 
Industry, government, and other educational institutions should attend and be willing share their workforce needs and mutual interests during Q&A time which will follow each of the sessions.
 
Panelists: 
Community College Discussion
  • Moderator: Deanne Wesley, PhD, Associate Dean, Davis ITEC/Cybersecurity Center, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Chris Herring, MS, Department Chair, Systems Security and Analysis, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Debra McCusker, M.S.E.E, Center of Academic Excellence – Cyber Defense, Alamance Technical Community College
  • Nathan McKee, MS, Department Chair: Computer Information Technology and Security CAE-CDE, Designated School – NSA/DHS, Sampson Community College
 
University System Discussion
  • Moderator: Laurie Williams, PhD, Moderator, North Carolina State University, Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Hossein Sarrafzadeh, PhD, Distinguished Professor Director, Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education, and Outreach (CREO), North Carolina A&T State University
  • John A. Bellamy, Executive Director (Interim), Operations Manager, Center for Defense & Homeland Security Office of the Chancellor, Fayetteville State University
  • Jimmie Lenz, PhD, Director FinTech and Cybersecurity, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University




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