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MC Cybersecurity Program Events

Past Events

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Security Compliance Event February 22, 2023, 3pm - 4pm.

The MC Cyber Lab hosted Michael Chung, the president of Washington Software Company with 30 years of experience in the IT industry, software development, and IT projects management in different sectors and technologies. He advises executives to secure and automate their IT vision. He also manages multiple IT projects. Mr. Chung presented a high-level overview of security compliance standards, CMMC compliance, and roles in security compliance projects. A high number of students were in attendance. Students asked many questions on security and compliance and their implementation across various technologies. It was a great learning session for attendees.  

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On November 10, 2022 at 3pm, CyberLab hosted an event titled (From Federal Agent to Hacker).

This event gave an in-depth analysis of how students can develop their skills to become ethical hackers. The presentation explained a journey that may seem impossible to many; however, students can achieve their career goals with focus and dedication. It was the journey of Clint Kehr (From Federal Agent to Hacker). He explained some challenges and solutions for overcoming and improving students' skills in cybersecurity. Over 25 students attended the event and asked a lot of questions.

The presenter (Clint Kehr) was a Special Agent with the Department of Justice. He specialized in internet investigations and conducted numerous cases on cyber threat actors on the surface, deep, and dark web, making Clint the achieved the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Students were amazed by the amassed level of information during the presentation. It provided an idea to many about what they wanted to pursue and the amount of dedication and focus needed to succeed in the Cybersecurity field.

The MC CyberLab hosted a Q & A with Cybersecurity Professionals on October 18, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

In this in-person event, a panel of cybersecurity professionals discussed their job titles and duties, as well as the education, skills, and capabilities required for them. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and also asked for professional advice for people looking to start a career in cybersecurity. The panel featured Craig Taylor (Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Angelica Andon (Cybersecurity Workforce Program Manager, U.S. Food and Drug Administration), and Zdeslav Čunko (Cyber Defense Infrastructure Engineer, Montgomery College’s Office of Information Technology. Over forty students attended the event. Students that participated in this event gained a lot by asking questions about cutting-edge technologies. It was a good learning experience for MC Cybersecurity Students.

Students at Cybersecurity Lab Open House Event

The Cybersecurity Lab held an Open House event on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The event attracted a host of students.

The students were allowed to tour the Lab and learn more about the services and equipment offered to all students. Members of the Cybersecurity Club were present and talked about the activities and competitions they have planned and other programs for the upcoming semester. The Lab offered light refreshments to the students, and students left the Lab excited and more optimistic about the cyber program.

External Cybersecurity Events

Cybersecurity Competitions