The Cyber Center

Providing current Cybersecurity information to the community

Degree and certificate programs

Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and provide lucrative salaries. To prepare, students are encouraged to consider these educational options:

Cybersecurity • Certificate of Achievement

Other Computer Science-related degree and certificate programs


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.

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National Center of Academic Excellence Award designated to LLCC

 

 

Dr. Carmen Allen accepting designation
On behalf of LLCC, Dr. Carmen Allen receives the CAE-2Y designation certificate from National Security Agency representatives.

 

 


LLCC media outreach

June 2021

Sports Radio 1450 AM


Sam Madonia of Springfield Sports Radio 1450 interviews Dr. Carmen Allen, Lincoln Land Community College professor of computer science, about LLCC's cybersecurity certificate.  Click on the podcast play button below to listen:


Sports Radio 1450 am · 6-28-21 LLCC Cybersecurity Certificate - Carmen Allen LLCC Professor Of Computer Science

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June 2021

Joey McLaughlin of  WTAX of Springfield, Illinois interviews Dr. Carmen Allen, Lincoln Land Community College professor of computer science, about LLCC's cybersecurity certificate.  Click on the podcast play button below to listen:



News Radio WTAX · 6-9-21 LLCC Cybersecurity Certificate - Carmen Allen LLCC Professor Of Computer Science.
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April 2021

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.

March 2021

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.

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.

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Dr. Carmen Allen standing in front of cybersecurity display
Dr. Carmen Allen at the National Science Foundation/Advanced Technology Education (NSF/ATE) Conference in Washington, D.C

 

 

October 2019

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.

September 2019

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.

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 for a 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

Cyber Security News, Conferences and Activities


Affiliate organizations


National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education under Grant No. 1700438

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NSF logo: National Science Foundation