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1 Easily Develop an Online Cybersecurity Certificate Program Prof. Robert Albano Westchester Community College State University of New York

2  We are in a digital world (a cyber world)  Most computers are connected to the Internet  The devices, operating systems are insecure  The “Bad Guys” can get access to our devices  When they are in control they can get: Our money, our identities, the intellectual property of businesses and control of countries What is Cybersecurity & Why do we need trained people

3 Cybersecurity Jobs Government Corporate Law Enforcement Private Investigator

4  We choose courses and then found it mapped very well to DOD Directive ( on the next slide )  Certificates we offer for our students  Our college’s Cybersecurity Certificate  Microsoft MTA Certificates  CompTIA Certificates How we selected courses for our Cybersecurity Certificate Program

5 DOD Directive 8570

6 Our Courses

7  Originally WebCT  Then Blackboard CE 6 to CE 8  Blackboard Learn 9.1 Cutover in May Our Distance Learning Platform

8  FOR THE LECTURE  A book that explains difficult topics very well  Good support from the publisher  A good database of questions for quizzes  FOR THE LAB  Good videos to explain concepts  Good videos to show how to do labs  Good simulations to have the students do the work  Good reporting of how the student did in the lab What makes it easy to run a DL Course in Cybersecurity?

9  Originally used mostly Course Technology (Cengage)  Found a great series for 3 courses (McGraw Hill)  PC Hardware - Meyers  Networking – Meyers  Security – Conklin Selecting Publishers & Books

10 I use LabSim for these courses

11 What is in LabSim

12  See LabSim at the TestOut Booth # 421 in Exhibit Hall LabSim is only $89 for students

13  From the student’s view  From the Instructors’ view LabSim Demo

14  Started at Innovations Conference in 2006  Went to Oklahoma to get started in Cybersecurity  Had battle to get approval for AAS & Certificate at WCC  Attended Cybersecurity Conferences  Joined CyberWatch and:  Took CHFI five day course in January  Will take CEF five day course in May History of the Development


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