Purpose: To provide pertinent cybersecurity information to the community
Degree and Certificate Programs for LLCC Students
Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand in our community. To prepare for these jobs, students should 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.
On behalf of LLCC, Dr. Carmen Allen receives the CAE 2Y designation certificate from National Security Agency representatives.
LLCC Media Outreach
October 2019 – 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.
October 2019 – Dr. Carmen Allen, Professor of Math and 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 pm. 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.
September 2019 – Dr. Carmen Allen, Professor of Math and 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.
May 2019 – 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.
October 2018 – 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.
Spring 2018 – 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.
Spring 2018 – LLCC instructors provided a presentation about how to secure home computers and protect digital identity at a Spring Security Awareness Day public workshop.
Fall 2017 – 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.
Spring 2017 – 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.
Spring 2017 – 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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