Degree and Certificate Programs
Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and provide lucrative salaries. To prepare, students are encouraged to consider these educational options:
LLCC Designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Security
LLCC received the prestigious Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-2Y) designation November 20, 2019. Representing LLCC, Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, accepted the award in Phoenix, Ariz. This designation is received after meeting rigorous requirements set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CAE-2Y designation reflects LLCC’s commitment to educate and prepare cybersecurity professionals to reduce vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure.
LLCC Media Outreach
Joey McLaughlin of WTAX of Springfield, Illinois interviews Dr. Carmen Allen, Lincoln Land Community College professor of computer science, about LLCC’s cybersecurity certificate. Listen to the podcast.
Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed by the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance to discuss computer science and cybersecurity opportunities within the LLCC District. This information was used for this web promotion for the field of technology in the community.
A series of LLCC Podcasts provide pertinent information about campus activities and opportunities. In Episode 8, Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed by the LLCC Public Relations and Marketing to provide information about academic programs in computer science and cybersecurity as well current technology trends.
Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, recently attended the National Science Foundation/Advanced Technology Education (NSF/ATE) Conference in Washington, D.C. She shared information in the grant showcase on LLCC’s competency-based education (CBE) cybersecurity grant and program.
Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, served as a community panelist to discuss pertinent cyber security issues and the use of social media. The panel discussion, moderated by Jim Leach of News/Talk 94.7 & 970 WMAY, also included Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department. The event was held at the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum from 6-7:30 p.m. The theme was part of the “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.
Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed by WICS/WRSP in “Swastikas posted on school’s ‘Google review’ page” about how high schools and organizations should take precautions to evaluate social media a Google photos.
Dr. Carmen Allen, interim dean of business and computer technology, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois in “Alexa is recording your voice: Here’s how to listen” about cybersecurity and privacy issues related to voice-controlled technology.
Dr. Carmen Allen, interim dean of business and computer technology, presented at a panel discussion, “P-20 Considerations in Designing and Implementing Competency-Based Education.” The development of the LLCC’s Competency Based Education (CBE) Cyber-Security certificate was described.
LLCC Public Relations and Marketing published “Protecting your online information: LLCC offers new cybersecurity program and public workshops” describing the importance of security in today’s digital world and cybersecurity education opportunities at LLCC.
LLCC instructors provided a presentation about how to secure home computers and protect digital identity at a Spring Security Awareness Day public workshop.
Mike Kokal, End of the Road podcaster, interviewed Darrell Fortae, owner of Everlast Software and teacher of Cybersecurity at LLCC’s Capital City Training Center. The podcast segment was “Cyber Security Recommendations for Small Businesses” in which Darrell addressed phishing attacks, ransomware, and other cyber threats to small businesses.
An LLCC faculty member was interviewed in this State Journal-Register video feature and article: “Experts: Network security requires 24-7 vigilance” which described global cyberattacks and how businesses and individuals can provide protections.
An LLCC faculty member was interviewed in this WCIA Channel 3 News video feature: how individuals can protect themselves from hackers which described concerns about a nationwide Equifax data breach.
Additional Cyber Security Resources
- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
- The National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Central
- National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)
- National Cyberwatch Center
- Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)
- Competency Based Education Network (CBEN)
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