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Mission

Our organization began work in 2011 under the name of CyberWatch West. Our initial objectives were focused on increasing the quantity and quality of the cybersecurity workforce throughout the western United States. In July of 2013, Whatcom Community College became the lead institution for the center. Following years of success, CyberWatch West was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to serve as a National Cyber Resource Center in 2018. In 2019 we changed our name to the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE). Our mission remains the same except on a national scale.

Vision

The NCyTE Center is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. By concentrating on student development; professional development; and curriculum development, revision, and dissemination, NCyTE Center incorporates effective outreach efforts to raise awareness and build viable partnerships among academia and industry.

Commitment

NCyTE Center is focused on building a comprehensive network of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to developing and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce. NCyTE Center is committed to providing a forum for improving the quality and increasing awareness of cybersecurity issues in educational and industrial communities throughout its region.

Consortium

Whatcom Community College is the lead institution located on the Bellingham, Washington campus. The core academic partners in the consortium are:

Each of the center’s four primary initiatives—student development, curriculum development/revision/dissemination, faculty development, and outreach/partnership development—is overseen by one of the Co-PIs. Each of the Co-PIs brings to the consortium a wealth of expertise in his or her respective area.

Industry Partnerships

NCyTE Center continues to build strong industry partnerships within each of its primary initiatives to ensure that its focus and vision are aligned with the evolving needs of industry. Through interaction with a multi-faceted advisory board, NCyTE Center encourages the active engagement of its Industry Partners, informing all aspects of the center design and delivery.

 
National Science Foundation

NCyTE Center is funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant

 
The NCYTE Leadership Team

Ken Chow

Systems Programmer - Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles

Tommy Ng

IT Security, Risk & Compliance Manager, Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

John Paramadilok

U.S. Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officer U.S. Bank, AVP, Senior Manager, Information Security...

Javier Torner

Information Security Officer, Director information Security and Emerging Technologies, California State...
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