Welcome to the Institute for Cyber Security
Founded in October 2010, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) was created to coordinate the varying security-related activities taking place within CCBC.
Continuing to build on CCBC's national reputation in the two-year information security education space, the ICS is committed to providing solutions to the national cybersecurity workforce shortage problem by helping shape standardized cyber security curriculum; through cyber exercises, like the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MA CCDC); and through partnerships with public and private sector organizations seeking to hire CCBC graduates.
CCBC Receives National Recognition in Information Systems Security Education
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the Community College of Baltimore County as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education (CAE2Y). This designation covers academic years 2011 through 2016. CCBC is one of 13 community colleges nationally (out of approximately 1,200) to receive such a designation.
See announcement from Senator Mikulski.
CCBC Camp Preps Teens For Cybersecurity Careers
The United States is facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity experts - people trained to help track and protect critical computer data.
In an effort to help fill the gap and attract high school students, the Community College of Baltimore County held a cybersecurity camp starting in July of 2011 for high school students who may be on track to becoming the next group of experts.
CCBC Cyber Club
CCBC students in the Networking and Cyber Security programs are encouraged to participate in the Cyber Club. The club meets on the Essex and Catonsville Campuses Friday afternoon. The club provides the following for students:
CCBC Cyber Blackboard Site
All cyber security and networking students may have access to the Cyber Club Blackboard site. The site provides the following for the students: