Leading Institution:
Nova Southeastern University

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Welcome to the CAE Community of Practice (CoP) for Cyber Defense (CD)

 

CAE CoP-CD Mission:

“To collaborate with both the CAE Community and the NCAE-C Program Management Office (PMO) to build a Cybersecurity Excellence Community of Practice in Cyber Defense (CoP-CD) in order to gather and share input from the broader community as well as to provide continuous program improvement".

 

2022 CAE CoP-CD Community Service Recognition Awards: 

Name: Institution/Organization:
Lynne Clark National Security Agency (NSA)
Karen Leuschner National Security Agency (NSA)
Lori Pfannenstein National Security Agency (NSA)
Annie Becker National Security Agency (NSA)
Alice E. Smitley National Security Agency (NSA)
Ashley Greennley National Security Agency (NSA)
Jason A. Smith National Security Agency (NSA)
Dr. Tony Coulson CSUSB
Amy Hysell CSUSB
Kasandra Adams CSUSB
Vanessa Gutierrez CSUSB
Corrinne Sande Whatcom Community College
Stephen Troupe Whatcom Community College
Tosha Amos Whatcom Community College
Dr. Sandra Blanke University of Dallas
Gretchen Bliss University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Tobi West Coastline Community College
Dr. Wei Li Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Xiuwen Liu Florida State University
Christopher Simpson National University
Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh University of West Florida
Dr. Faisal Kaleem Metropolitan State University
Dr. Eric Berkowitz College of Lake County
Anthony Pinto University of West Florida
Stephen Miller Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso
Dr. John Sands Moraine Valley Community College
Jake Mihevc Mohawk Valley Community College
Mandy Reininger Chemeketa Community College
Stanley M. Kostka Moraine Valley Community College
Dr. Glenn Dietrich University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Bei-Tseng Chu University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Sidd Kaza Towson University
Margaret Taylor College of Southern Nevada
Dr. Paul Wagner The University of Arizona
Michael Burt Prince George's Community College
Dr. William Butler Capitol Technology University
Joseph Carrigan Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Art Conklin University of Houston
Dr. Jose R de la Cruz Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Dr. John Franco University of Cincinnati
Albert Heitkamper Oklahoma City Community College
Dr. Mark Hufe Wilmington University
Kim Muschalek San Antonio College
Dr. Ambareen Siraj Tennessee Tech University
Dr. Blair Taylor Towson University
Dr. Gurvirender Tejay University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley North Carolina Central University

 

2022 CAE Symposium CoP-CD Award Ceremony

Pictures are courtesy of Stephen Troupe - Whatcom Community College.

 

CoP-CD Steering Committee:

Given that the CAE-CD includes over 300 institutions, we have established the CoP-CD Steering Committee of individuals who have significant experience with the CAE-CD program. Many of the members are the CAE Point-of-Contact (POC) at their institution and volunteer their time to provide valuable feedback to the PMO about topics relevant to the CAE-CD. The CoP-CD Steering Committee meets on a quarterly basis and our main goals for 2021-2022 academic year are to: (1) Assist the CAE PMO to expand and manage the NCAE-C Program to maintain quality, collaboration, and innovation; (2) Assist in establishing a greater sense of community among CAE-CD members; (3) Provide volunteering support to assist new and existing fellow CAE-CD members in areas of interest. 

 

CoP-CD Steering Committee and Initiatives Chairs: 

Yair Levy - Nova Southeastern University, Steering Committee Co-Chair

Anne Kohnke - University of Detroit Mercy, Steering Committee Co-Chair

Eric Berkowitz - College of Lake County, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'New CAE-CD POC Onboarding Process' Initiative

Sandra Blanke - University of Dallas, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' Initiative

Gretchen Bliss - University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' Initiative

Tirthankar Ghosh - University of West Florida, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing' Initiative

Faisal Kaleem - Metropolitan State University, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'New CAE-CD POC Onboarding Process' Initiative

Wei Li - Nova Southeastern University, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Regional and CAEs Outreach Competition' Initiative

Xiuwen Liu - Florida State University, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Regional and CAEs Outreach Competition' Initiative

Daniel P. Manson - Cal Poly Pomona, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs' Initiative

Jake Mihevc - Mohawk Valley Community College, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs' Initiative

Stephen Miller - Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Branch Community College, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing' Initiative

Anthony Pinto - University of West Florida, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'New CAE-CD POC Onboarding Process' Initiative

John Sands - Moraine Valley Community College, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs' Initiative

Christopher Simpson - National University, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing' Initiative

Diego Tibaquirá - Miami-Dade College, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Media Experts Database' Initiative

Deanne Wesley - North Carolina Central University, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair - 'CAE-CD Media Experts Database' Initiative

 

CoP-CD Steering Committee Members:

Michael Burt - Prince George's Community College

William Butler - Capitol Technology University

Joseph Carrigan - Johns Hopkins University

Art Conklin - University of Houston

Tony Coulson - California State University, San Bernardino

Jose R de la Cruz - Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

John Franco - University of Cincinnati

Albert Heitkamper - Oklahoma City Community College

Mark Hufe - Wilmington University

Kim Muschalek - San Antonio College

Corrinne Sande - Whatcom Community College

Ambareen Siraj - Tennessee Tech University

Blair Taylor - Towson University

Gurvirender Tejay - University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Tobi West - Coastline Community College 

 

CAE-CD Community Support: 

Amy Hysell - CAE Community, California State University, San Bernardino

 

NSA NCAE-C Program Management Office (PMO)'s Email Aliases: 

NSA NCAE-C PMO Email Aliases

 


2022 CAE Community Symposium - CAE-CD Planning Committee: 

Tobi West - Coastline Community College, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee Co-Chair

Gretchen Bliss - University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee Co-Chair

Anne Kohnke - University of Detroit Mercy, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee, Member

Yair Levy - Nova Southeastern University, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee Member

Margaret Taylor - College of Southern Nevada, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee Member

Paul Wagner - The University of Arizona, 2022 CAE-CD Planning Committee Member

 

Pictures from the 2022 CAE Community Symposium Poster Session are available HERE!

 


CAE-CoP-CD Ongoing Initiatives: 

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Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs

Back in January 2021, we established the initiative called: “Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs” co-chaired by:
- Sandra Blanke, University of Dallas
- Gretchen Bliss, University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

  • To read more about this initiative see here

  • Each monthly meeting is recorded. To see the archive of the recorded events, see here

  • The monthly meetings are in the CAE Community Events’ Calendar. Join us each month as a different group of CAE schools present about their school, programs, research interests and more.

Upcoming Event: July 14, 2022: 

The next monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event will take place on Thursday July 14, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. With planned agenda of:

  • Stanley Kostka - Moraine Valley Community College

  • Anne Kohnke and Greg Laidlaw - University of Detroit Mercy

  • Matt Paulson - Weber State University

  • Kevin Kornegay - Morgan State University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions)

Hope you can join us!

Registration link:  https://nova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdequqj8oGtx328aZWXN7HT4_Nc5g6YVs

CAE Community YouTube Channel (for archived prior events - see below for agendas):  www.youtube.com/channel/UCLr52AD7_I-GuW_HyMGc9sA

Interested in presenting your school in future events?

Please contact Sandra Blanke at sblanke@udallas.edu or Gretchen Bliss at GBliss@uccs.edu if you are interested in presenting 10-minutes on your institution’s program or collaborating to expand cybersecurity education while attending a monthly session to hear more from other CAE-CD institutions!

*** For the archive of prior events along with links to the recorded sessions and feedback survey, please see below. 

 


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CAE-CD Regional and CAEs Outreach Competition

Following the July 2021 quarterly meeting, we established the initiative called: “CAE-CD Regional and CAEs Outreach Competition” co-chaired by:
- Wei Li - Nova Southeastern University
- Xiuwen Liu - Florida State University

To read more about this initiative, check via: 

Additionally, the committee co-chairs conducted sessions during regional hub events to solicit CAEs submissions of their 2021 Yearly (from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021) Outreach activities to their regional hub, following the information in the two files above. During February 2022, a the 2021 Award Committee was established to review all submissions and to recommend the top regional Hubs and CAEs who provided the most impactful outreach activities in their regions during 2021. 

The CAE-CD Regional and CAEs Outreach Competition - 2021 Award Committee: 

- Wei Li - Nova Southeastern University, Award Committee Co-Chair
- Xiuwen Liu - Florida State University, Award Committee Co-Chair
- Sidd Kaza - Towson University, Northeast Regional Hub Representative
- Bei-Tseng Chu - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Southeast Regional Hub Representative
- Glenn Dietrich - The University of Texas at San Antonio, Southwest Regional Hub Representative
- Stanley Kostka - Moraine Valley Community College, Midwest Regional Hub Representative
- Mandy Reininger - Chemeketa Community College, Northwest Regional Hub Representative

We want to thank the 2021 Award Committee members for their dedication and hard work! 

CAE-CD Regional Hubs and CAEs Outreach Competition - 2021 Award Winners:

2021 Regional Hub Outreach Award Winners:

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL HUB - 1st Place
NORTHWEST REGIONAL HUB - 2nd Place
NORTHEAST REGIONAL HUB + MIDWEST REGIONAL HUB - Both are tie for 3rd Place

2021 CAE Institutional Outreach Award Winners:

Kennesaw State University - 1st Place
Forsyth Technical Community College - 2nd Place
Dakota State University - 3rd Place
University of West Florida - 4th Place
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs - 5th Place
University of South Florida - 6th Place

 


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New CAE-CD Point of Contact (POC) Onboarding Process

Following the July 2021 quarterly meeting, we established the initiative called: “New CAE-CD POC Onboarding Process”, co-chaired by:
- Eric Berkowitz - College of Lake County
- Faisal Kaleem - Metropolitan State University
- Anne Kohnke - University of Detroit Mercy
- Anthony Pinto - University of West Florida

The workshop was done on Wednesday, 26 Jan at 1-3pm EST (10am PT, 12pm CT). Recording of the Workshop will be posted shortly. 

This workshop is for those schools who have already been designated a CAE in the past but have had turnover in the Point of Contact (POC) role. Some schools have no institutional knowledge due to their previous PoC moving on or retiring.  The aim of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive discussion on what is expected of CAE-C designated schools, resources and tools that are available, and an opportunity to ask questions you may have.  

*** For the Workshop Slides - click here ***

*** For the Workshop Recording - click here ***

This workshop presented jointly by:

Lori Pfannenstein, Cybersecurity Program Manager

Karen Leuschner, Cyber Defense Program Manager

Annie Becker, Deputy Cyber Defense Program Manager

Anne Kohnke, University of Detroit Mercy

Faisal Kaleem, Metropolitan State University

Eric Berkowitz, College of Lake County

Anthony Pinto, University of West Florida

 


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CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing 

Following the October 2021 quarterly meeting, we established the initiative called: “CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing”, co-chaired by:
- Tirthankar Ghosh - University of West Florida
- Stephen Miller - Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Branch Community College
- Christopher Simpson - National University

The purpose of the CAE-CD Shared Resources and Group Pricing initiative is to explore, and negotiate CAE Community reduced/free pricing, benefits, and resources with vendors providing cybersecurity contents, products and services. In addition, maintain a list of vendors for the CAE Community willing to share their resources via the CAE in Cybersecurity Resource Directory (CARD)

Stay tuned for additional information from this exciting initiative!

 


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CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs 

In December 2021, we established the initiative called: “CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs”, co-chaired by:
- Daniel P. Manson - Cal Poly Pomona
- Jake Mihevc - Mohawk Valley Community College
- John Sands - Moraine Valley Community College

The purpose of the CAE-CD Student Competitions and CTFs initiative is to collect, categorize, document, and promote to the CAE Community all relevant student competitions and CTFs.  

Stay tuned for additional information from this exciting initiative!

 


Archive of Prior 'Meet Your Fellow CAEs' Events:

July 8, 2021: 

The first Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs event took place on Thursday July 8, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. With the agenda of:

  • Kick-Off Introduction of Purpose and Objective of these Presentations - Yair Levy, Anne Kohnke, Sandra Blanke, and Gretchen Bliss
  • Sidd Kaza and Blair Taylor - Towson University
  • Tobi West - Coastline Community College

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNsEaeooSkM&t=0

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

 

August 12, 2021: 

The August 2021 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday August 12, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Yuting Zhang - Boston University

  • Dipankar Dasgupta - University of Memphis

  • Gary Sparks - Metropolitan Community College

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions)

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehml6RW0eiU

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

 

September 9, 2021: 

The September 2021 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday September 9, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Teresa Macklin - California State University San Marcos

  • Anshuman Singh – University of Missouri St Louis

  • Jie Yan - Bowie State University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions)

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/slWv-WPbVSQ

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

 

October 14, 2021: 

The October 2021 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Keith Nabozny – Macomb Community College

  • Casey O’Brien – University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

  • Dan Manson – California State Polytech University

  • Debra McCusker – Alamance Community College

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions)

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/MQm5-u850VA  

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

November 11, 2021: 

The November 2021 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday November 11, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Bo Yuan - Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Chutima Boonthum - Hampton University, VA

  • Bilge Karabacak - Franklin University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions)

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vY2Wy-L-Gq4

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

December 9, 2021: 

The December 2021 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday December 9, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Eric Chan-Tin - Loyola University of Chicago   

  • Sharon Hamilton - Norwich University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/aA0EcQSdvJM

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

January 13, 2022: 

The January 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday January 13, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Joel Rausch - Purdue University

  • Jun Dai - California State University Sacramento – Sac State

  • Kalyan Mondal - Farleigh Dickinson University

  • Karla Carter and Douglas Rausch - Bellevue University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S237oYlqCTQ

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

 

February 10, 2022: 

The February 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday February 10, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Loyce Pailen - University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

  • Michael Tu - Purdue University Northwest

  • Nina Amey - Arapahoe Community College

  • Sandra Blanke - University of Dallas

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FExykq8Sv1Y

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

March 10, 2022: 

The March 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday March 10, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Mike Morris - Western Governors University

  • Ed Zuger and Machica McClain - University of the Cumberlands 

  • Edward Vasko - Boise State University

  • Mary Wallingsford - Anne Arundel Community College

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/k-XM7-7Jeas 

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

 

April 14, 2022: 

The April 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Debasis Bhattacharya - University of Hawaii Maui College

  • Mark Hufe - Wilmington University 

  • Shouhuai Xu and Gretchen Bliss - University of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Aaron Jones - University of Advancing Technology

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1RAXJQW_7SQ

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

May 12, 2022: 

The May 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday May 12, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • Holly Yuan - University of Wisconsin Stout

  • Melissa Stange, Lord Fairfax Community College

  • Jonathan Graham - Norfolk State University 

  • Junjie Zhang - Wright State University

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: [Coming soon]

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

June 16, 2022: 

The June 2022 monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event took place on Thursday June 16, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. The agenda was:

  • James Walden and Ankur Chattopadhyay - Northern Kentucky University

  • Kristi Smith - Mount Aloysius College

  • Michael Kelly - Community College of Rhode Island

  • Breakout rooms to chat with the presenters (non-recorded sessions) 

Recording of the event is found via: YouTube link: [Coming soon]

Please help us improve the events - take the post-event assessment survey (if you attended or reviewed the recording):

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Updated: June 18, 2022




Contacts
Dr. Yair Levy
Community of Practice Co-Primary POC
Email: levyy@nova.edu
Dr. Anne Kohnke
Community of Practice Co-Primary POC
Email: kohnkean@udmercy.edu