性乐园

Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity

Goal

The goal of the Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity at 性乐园 is to proactively increase our understanding of robust information assurance and cyber defense technology, policy and practices that will enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practice.

Vision

The 性乐园鈥檚 CAE vision is to:

  • Provide a program that is committed to excellence in the field of Cyber Defense education.
  • Strengthen the cybersecurity workforce by providing Cyber Defense education through certifications and an Associate of Applied Science degree program.
  • Build an effective education pathway model with K-12 schools to encourage students at an early age to enter cybersecurity fields of study.
  • Provide the Nation with a pipeline of qualified students poised to become the future skilled technical workforce.
  • Continuously improve the quality of its Cyber Defense Education program, curriculum, faculty, students, and other institutions.

Community Engagement

The Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity at 性乐园 strives to promote cybersecurity awareness not only to students and employees at college but also to our community. Using webinars, career fairs, campus visits, being advisory board members, providing non-academic cybersecurity courses, showcases, and other activities the center connects and informs the public of the importance of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Program of Study

The Cybersecurity Technology option offers training in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability in information security. Students will learn to install, design, manage, operate, plan, and troubleshoot a secure information technology infrastructure.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from 性乐园.

    Cybersecurity Resources and News

    Below are various cybersecurity and government sites that provide information on cybersecurity as well as list some of the agencies and organizations responsible for securing the United States.

    Cybersecurity News and Events

    性乐园 CC News and Events

    Aug. 2, 2022 – David Rose presents with Jamie Gruich of MGCCC at the MCCB Summer Conference. The presentation covered IST curriculum, including Cyber Security Technology.

    July 27鈥28, 2022 – VP Sherry Bellmon attends the NCAE-C Executive Leadership Forum on the Harrison County Campus of MGCCC.

    June 12-16, 2022 – 性乐园 student, Mariah Taylor, travels to Las Vegas after being selected to Cisco’s “Dream Team” to support Cisco Live! While at the conference, Mariah earns her CCNA certification!

    June 2, 2022 – 性乐园 receives NSA Program of Study validation approval for Cyber Security Technology (AAS).

    April 28, 2022 – Cyber Security Technology student, Rebekah Olsen, is awarded a Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship, which is powered by the Last Mile Education Fund.

    April 28, 2022 – 性乐园 holds its 4th Annual Cybersecurity Showcase. John Prystupa and Michael Spotts tied for 1st place. Andrew Lindsey took 2nd place. Jonathan Berch took 3rd place.

    March 23鈥揂pril 13, 2022 – Several volunteer students help configure and install network equipment for a non-profit organization, the Jackson Resource Center. The students worked with a firewall security appliance, router, and switches, while also implementing VLANs for network security.

    Feb. 25, 2022 – 性乐园 CC instructors, Jim Dismuke and James Finch, provide cybersecurity information to students at the Richland Career Fair.

    Feb. 18, 2022 – 性乐园 hosts the Mississippi Vex Robotics State Championship at the Clyde Muse Center. The Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity maintained a booth to provide Cybersecurity awareness information to attendees.

    Cybersecurity Competitions

    National and Regional
    High School
    • – Earn scholarships
    • – Earn scholarships

     

    性乐园 CC Competitions

    1. Wireless Security Quiz Bowl – This event is held during the fall semester.
    2. Cybersecurity Showcase Competition – This event is held during the spring semester.

    All 性乐园 students are encouraged to participate in these events. For exact dates, please contact the Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity director.

    Information Assurance, Cyber Security and Security Related Sites

    性乐园 CC Cybersecurity Resources

    Cybersecurity Careers

    Government Sites

    Faculty & Industry Support

    Advisory Board Statement & Members

    性乐园 is grateful to have high-quality and supportive Advisory Board members, who volunteer their expertise and time to provide guidance for the advancement of the center, students, college, and community.

    • Ryan Allen 鈥 ConvergeOne
    • Jerry Ballard – ERDC
    • Steven Blanchard 鈥 Mississippi Lottery Commission
    • Terry Carr 鈥 性乐园 / Retired
    • Rigobelto Cedeno 鈥 Lithic LLC
    • JoAnn Cooper 鈥 性乐园 / Retired
    • Scott Donnan 鈥 Mississippi Lottery Commission
    • Sam Ferrell 鈥 Sanderson Farms
    • Jake Hampton 鈥 TechSystems, USA
    • Jeff Holland – ERDC
    • James McNair 鈥 Trustmark National Bank
    • Roderick Parker 鈥 Apple
    • Mark Scutch 鈥 Amazon
    • Ryan Stephens 鈥 Upton Technologies
    • Jeff Walters 鈥 AT&T

    Faculty Members

    Full-Time Faculty
    • Nishuta Anugu
    • Jim Dismuke
    • James Finch
    • David Rose
    Adjunct Faculty
    • Rigobelto Cedeno
    • Justin Eaves
    • Sam Ferrell
    • Jake Hampton
    • Bryan Keller
    • James McNair

     

    Connect With Us

    Whether you are a current student, potential student, member of the community, in the IT field, or work in a private or public entity, we want to connect with you. If you are interested, want more information, or desire to take part with us, please contact:

    David Rose
    Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Director and Point of Contact
    601-936-5579