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

Kaleem Faisal - 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 Outreach Competition' Initiative

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

Stephen Miller - Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Branch Community College, Sub-committee/Initiative Co-Chair

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

Amelia Estwick - Excelsior College

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

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: 

Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs

Following the January 2021 quarterly meeting, we established the initiative called: “Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs” co-led by Dr. Sandra Blanke, University of Dallas, and 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: October 14, 2021: 

The next monthly 'Getting to Know Your Fellow CAEs' event will take place on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12MT and 11PT. With planned agenda of:

  • 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)

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!

 

Prior 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=549s

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

 

August 12, 2021: 

The August 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 August 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):




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