There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.
Top cybersecurity students from Minnesota State colleges and universities are invited to this intense week-long program to develop advanced and innovative skills in cyber defense, vulnerability analysis and testing, security operations and forensics, and application security.
St. Cloud State finished first, Lake Superior College finished second, and Metropolitan State finished third.
This annual competition, planned for February 10, 2018, allows institutions of higher education to assess their students’ depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting business IT networks. The top three Minnesota teams will be recognized at the 2018 Student 360 conference. The first place team will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Midwest Regional CCDC and progress to the National CCDC.
In today’s world increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyberattacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing, and social media fraud. And implementing effective cybersecurity measures has proven to be a challenge for most because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
On October 23-25, the 2017 Cyber Security Summit will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. As a proud sponsor of this event, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence will host a booth in the exhibition hall to inform participants of the work we will be doing to help combat cybersecurity threats through education and training.