Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the questions still surrounding it, we have made the decision to cancel Cyber Symposium 2020.
“As our country and state face looming challenges in cybersecurity, we need to ensure that both Colorado and the nation are as prepared as possible for possible breaches. Our partners that are working to create the Nation Cybersecurity Center (NCC) will ensure that Colorado is the center for carrying out this mission.”
“We are thrilled with the progress of the National Cybersecurity Center and the opportunities it provides for economic development and national leadership. Our city was selected for very specific reasons including our excellence in educational institutions and our military presence.”
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NCC
The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of Governor John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research.
The NCC in its first year worked to serve small and medium businesses with cyber breach support; educate and train elected officials in cybersecurity best practices; and partner with higher education institutions to create the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. In 2017, the focus changed to more of a think tank-like organization. Challenges were sought to which the NCC could apply resources and bring organizations/people together to help solve. One such challenge was helping overseas citizens vote in a more secure manner. This has become our Secure the Vote program. Helping educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals remained as a line of effort and has since turned into the NCC Student Alliance.
Another opportunity was presented to the NCC in 2018 to help stand up the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC). The NCC has since taken on the executive and operational roles of the Space ISAC, which was publicly announced in April 2019 and had its first Board of Directors meeting in November 2019. 2020 and beyond look to hold great promise for the NCC to continue expanding each program and adding more programs to the mix. All efforts are in line with cyber innovation and awareness.
We strive to be a leader and convener in cyber education, workforce development, and informing public policy.
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