CSSIA is a National Leader in Training Cyber Security Educators

Since 2004, CSSIA has instructed more than 4,000 teachers and college faculty in cybersecurity related areas. Surveys show that 73% are already using or plan to use curricula and instructional materials provided at the professional development programs. Hands-on complex laboratory exercises was the most valuable aspect of the learning experience.

Interested in CSSIA coordinating training for your faculty? Contact Michael Gonzalez at gonzalezm272@morainevalley.edu for help in organizing a meaningful experience for your faculty. In some cases, CSSIA can even subsidize the faculty development costs. Other outcomes include the opportunity to earn graduate credit as part of the train-the-trainer faculty development process. In many cases these credits have led to the completion of accredited MS in CS degrees.  The most requested faculty courses include Ethical Hacking, CISSP, VMware ICM, EMC ISM, Cybersecurity, CCNA Security, Forensics and more.

CSSIA Commitment to Assisting Underrepresented Population

CSSIA is committed to assisting high schools, higher education institutions, and other organizations increase the number of women and other underrepresented populations entering cybersecurity careers. CSSIA’s commitment of its vast resources, including faculty training, state-of-the-art virtual learning environments, real-world learning experiences such as cyber competitions and subject matter knowledge and support, will help educators fulfill the increased student and industry demands for effective cyber security curricula.

For assistance or more information, please contact Dr. John Sands at sands@morainevalley.edu

CSSIA Supports Institutions Seeking the NSA/DHS CAE Designation

CSSIA at Moraine Valley Community College applied for and was designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as one of the first five Centers of Academic Excellence in 2 Year Cybersecurity & Information Assurance education (CAE2Y) institutions in the country. The staff at CSSIA serve as mentor resources for other institutions pursuing the CAE designation. In most cases, grant resources are available for community colleges to assist in the cost of this designation effort.

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Science Nation – Cyber Security Program Trains 21st Century Workforce

The Science Nation video, “Community College Cybersecurity Program Trains 21st Century Workforce“, features the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) at Moraine Valley Community College.

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