Leading Institution:
Nova Southeastern University

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 CAE-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".

 

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

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

 

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

Margaret Leary - Northern Virginia Community College

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

Deanne Wesley - North Carolina Central University

Tobi West - Coastline Community College 

 

CAE-CD Community Support: 

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

 

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: February 10, 2022: 

The next monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event will take place on Thursday February 10, 2022 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. With planned agenda of:

  • 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)

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 are conducting sessions during the regional hub events solicit CAEs to submit their 2021 Yearly (from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021) Outreach activities to their regional hub, following the information in the two files above. 

Stay tuned for additional information from this exciting initiative!

 


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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 ***

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
- 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 December 2021 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: [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: Jan 19, 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