Dear Community College Cyber Summit Community,


I am very sorry to inform you that, due to continuing and even increasing COVID-19 concerns, both in Ohio and across the nation, it has become necessary to postpone the 2021 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS).


Sinclair Community College is graciously offering to host the Summit in 2022. The 2022 dates are May 23 - 25, 2022.

Registrants who have already paid will receive a full refund. We will begin processing the refund checks as quickly as we are able.


NSA has agreed with this postponement and will continue to plan on holding the CAE Designation Ceremony at 3CS 2022.

Presenters whose presentation proposals have been accepted will maintain that status. You will have the opportunity to attend and present during the rescheduled date. If you will be unable to join us, you will have the opportunity later to opt out.


If you have planned a pre-conference meeting, you will be given the option to reschedule. We will find an appropriate room at either the hotel or on campus.


Again, I'm sorry that this postponement has become necessary, but it is necessary to preserve the health of all of us.




Bob Spear

Chair, Community College Cyber Summit


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.


3CS is the only national academic conference

focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges.



The 2022 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Sinclair Community College in Dayton marks the eighth 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), and virtually (2020). 


3CS is organized and produced by the National CyberWatch Center, National Resource Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), and National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE),  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.


Who should attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce

  • Educators from K12 Schools, Community Colleges, 4 Year Colleges, and Universities

  • Beginners and aspiring professionals desiring to enter the cyber workforce

  • Providers of training content and learning environments

  • Suppliers of industry-recognized certifications in cybersecurity

  • Managers of workforce development programs

  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives

  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce

  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government


Contact information:


Dr. Bob Spear

3CS Chair



Dr. Vera Zdravkovich

Job Fair and Employers


Fran Melvin



Nelly Group, LLC



Casey W. O'Brien



Chris Rondeau

Proposals and Program




2021 3CS Sponsors :

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2019 3CS Federal Partners: