Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sponsors commit to cybersecurity workforce by supporting Community College Cyber Summit in Bossier City

by BIZ Magazine

A growing number of businesses see the value in teaching the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

The Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is the premier conference that prepares educators to grow the future workforce. Several big sponsors have already contributed to this cause and will be showing their support at 3CS. 

The 3CS is a yearly event focused solely on cybersecurity education at community colleges. Faculty, administrators, students, employers, colleges, government, and industries benefit from the hands-on workshops, presentations, speakers, job fair and fun activities offered. This year, 3CS is scheduled July 30 to Aug. 1 at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Sponsors, as much as the presenters and participants, make this high-level event possible. Not only do they help provide educational opportunities, but they also connect with hundreds of faculty, administrators and students across the country eager to learn best practices, latest technologies, curricula, and products to take back home.

Some current 3CS sponsors devoted to furthering cybersecurity education include Bay Path University, Cyber Innovation Center, EC-Council, General Dynamics Information Technology, IBM Security, Northwestern State University, Palo Alto Networks, and Red Hat, all of which are Platinum sponsors. SynED/California Cyberhub is a Diamond sponsor, which is a high-level sponsorship at $10,000. 

“Sponsors are essential to 3CS success,” said Dr. Bob Spear, the 3CS Chair. “The enormous amount of time, energy and commitment they provide attendees is outstanding. From presentations of cutting-edge technologies to contributing to cybersecurity career exploration options, we simply wouldn’t have the interactive, hands-on summit we’re able to host without them!” 

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