Sit down with Christopher Gorog as he interviews Gretchen Bliss, director of Cybersecurity programs at UCCS. They discuss campuswide cyber strategy, including program components involved and how it affects events, as well as the building of NCC and Space ISAC. Listen and join in on the conversation!
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Cybersecurity at UCCS is expanding and growing. In addition to the long-standing Certificate, Bachelor’s Masters and PhD Cybersecurity programs in Engineering, new programs have launched in the College of Business focused on Cybersecurity Management. UCCS is working with industry, government and other educational institutions across the country to create pathways to fill the overwhelming need for cybersecurity professionals. Just this fall, UCCS partnered with AFCEA and the National Cyber League on the Pikes Peak Cyber Challenge where USAFA, PPCC and UCCS Cyber teams competed. On 13 November UCCS is hosting an “Ethics in Cybersecurity” virtual event and welcome anyone to attend (register at https://cvent.me/MQAq5b). On December 5, this competition is expanding across the region in partnership with AFCEA and Deloitte for the Rocky Mountain Cyber Challenge where 30 teams of 5 students from colleges and universities in CO, UT, NM and WY can register to compete for great prizes. (register here https://www.eventsquid.com/event/11072) In addition to events, UCCS is receiving grants as well to develop programs to support the exponentially growing demand for a large cybersecurity workforce. UCCS College of Business was granted $6M from the Department of Labor to establish a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program. UCCS is also the designated Hub for the Northwest Region for the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence Program expanding a ecosystem of cybersecurity education from K-12 through Post Doctorate.
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