The role of community colleges in preparing students for cybersecurity jobs is changing. We must focus anew on workforce development and on the NICE Job Roles. We must learn to protect against cybersecurity vulnerabilities of new technologies, such as drones and autonomous vehicles. We need evidence-based measures of program effectiveness. We need new programs, program components, courses, labs, practices, and methods of instruction.

August 4th - 6th, 2020

 Sinclair Community College - Dayton/Centerville, Ohio 


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3CS is the only national academic conference

focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges.



The 2020 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Sinclair Community College in Dayton marks the seventh annual edition of 3CS. Previous Summits took place at Moraine Valley Community College near Chicago (2014), College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas (2015), Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh (2016), Prince George's Community College in Maryland (2017), Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon (2018) and Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana (2019).


3CS is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Resource Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE), and Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), which are all funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcomes of 3CS leverage community college cybersecurity programs across the nation by introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula, products, and more.



Contact information:


Dr. Bob Spear

3CS Chair



Dr. Vera Zdravkovich

Job Fair and Employers


Fran Melvin



Lynn Dohm



Casey W. O'Brien



Chris Rondeau

Proposals and Program



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