3CS Proposals and Program


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2021 Community College Cyber Summit

November 5-7, 2021 at Sinclair Community College, in Dayton, OH.

Call for Proposals 



3CS is soliciting proposals for breakout sessions at the 2021 Community College Cyber Summit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, November 5-7, 2021. Please submit one or more proposals to share your cybersecurity experiences and expertise with your colleagues and invite your colleagues to do likewise. Proposals were due June 15, 2021.


Should you have any questions concerning the 3CS Proposal and Acceptance process, please contact Chris Rondeau, Chair of the 2021 3CS Program Committee: crondeau@bpcc.edu, or (318)-678-6317.


NOTE: If you submitted a proposal for the 2020 3CS (which was cancelled due to COVID), your proposal can be considered for 2021. You should have received an email from Chris Rondeau in this regard on Monday February 15, 2021. You must reply to that email to confirm resubmission.

Before starting on the proposal form itself, read through these guidelines concerning the tracks at this year’s 3CS, the types of breakout sessions, the intended audience, and this year’s theme.



Proposal Submission Is Now Closed

TRACKS (you may select more than one):

Track 1: Evidence-Based

How can or does cybersecurity instruction or practice impact individual competence development or organizational effectiveness? In other words, what is the efficacy (the ability to produce a desired or intended result) of a proposed tactic, technique, protocol, or procedure? How can we be sure our teaching or the cybersecurity practices included in a curriculum actually work? Sessions in this track can focus on efficacy and assessment of exercises and labs, an entire course, or an entire curriculum, or it can introduce new methods for valid assessments of learning or impact.

Track 2: Instruction

How do you teach cybersecurity principles, safe practices, and hands-on skills? What’s new and different? Share with your colleagues the ideas, strategies, and techniques needed to teach new subjects, introduce cybersecurity into their curriculum, or enhance their existing courses. Sample subjects: secure coding, incident response, risk assessment, HIPPA, FERPA, and cybersecurity practices in finance, energy, utilities, medical records, and law enforcement.

Track 3: Practice

How do you incorporate new devices, threats, strategies, technologies into your community college curriculum? Examples: mobile forensics, cybersecurity of drones, Internet of Things, intrusion detection systems, and SCADA systems.

Track 4: Program Development

How do you prepare your community college to qualify for CAE2Y status? What are employers looking for, and how can community colleges transform their offerings to respond to those evolving needs? Share with your colleagues the unique features of your college’s cybersecurity education program. Topics might include workforce development, middle-skills occupations, extra-curricular programs, summer camps, articulation agreements, new certificate/degree offerings, and cloud-based lab solutions

Track 5: Student

Topics of interest to students attending 3CS. Examples include student competitions, student associations, developing cyber competition teams, summer camps, outreach to high schools, further education programs, industry certifications, career paths, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and getting students involved in cybersecurity. Students are encouraged to submit proposals to share their knowledge!


Cybersecurity Skills Development Workshops (CSDWs): 

These all-day (7-hour) workshops will be offered on Day 1 of the Summit. CSDWs focus on the cybersecurity components of emerging or rapidly changing technologies, such as drones, autonomous vehicles, or crime scene investigation. The objective is to train experienced cybersecurity faculty in the application of a new technology. We anticipate 6 to 8 CSDWs.  (Note: The Lead Presenter of each CSDW will receive complimentary registration for 3CS.)

Cybersecurity Hackathons: 

Each half-day Hackathon session will be offered in one quadrant of the gym on the morning of Day 2 of the Summit and will be repeated that afternoon. We anticipate 4 Hackathons. Hackathons are designed for general audiences. (Note: The Lead Presenter of each Hackathon will receive complimentary registration for 3CS.)

Other breakouts: 

3-Hour Hands-on Labs (all 3-hour labs will be scheduled on Day 2); 2-hour and 1-hour labs (on Days 2 and 3); and 1-hour demos, panel presentations, and papers (on Days 2 and 3). We anticipate a mix of sessions for general audiences, for newbies, for students, and for experienced cybersecurity faculty. The most important ingredient in each session is the take-away for participants -- that is, what will participants take from your session that can be applied to their own classrooms or programs?


Will your session appeal mostly to people new to the cybersecurity field, journeyman professionals, advanced practitioners, or a general audience?


The theme of this year's Summit is "Applying the NICE Framework to Emerging Cyber Technologies". Accordingly, you will be asked to identify the Specialty Area and associated Work Roles within the NIST/NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to which your proposed session relates. The table below summarizes the NICE Framework; please identify the appropriate Specialty Area ID. (If you need a refresher on the NICE Framework, follow this link to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Resource Center.) 


3CS is the only national academic conference focused on

cybersecurity education at community colleges.