The vision of the Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) is to provide information assurance and cyber defense education and community outreach to promote cyber safety. Our center promotes IA/CD education and best practices within and outside our campus to prepare next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Our cyber education program includes ethical and legal conduct for security professionals.
The mission of the Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) is to disseminate cybersecurity and information assurance knowledge through publications, events and classes. The CCE will collaborate with government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities to promote awareness of cybersecurity issues. The CCE will also work to develop a strong cybersecurity workforce in North Alabama by supporting and promoting Calhoun Community College’s AAS degree and certificate programs in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense. Calhoun’s degree and certificate programs include a balance of theory and hands-on labs.
Guidance and Oversight
Calhoun Community College Center for Cybersecurity Education advisory board consists of Cybersecurity professionals from area businesses and educational institutions. Function of the board is to provide guidance and leadership for the center and academic program. Board members bring a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge from the local businesses and assist the center to promote cybersecurity education.
James M. Payne, Ph.D.
Dean, Business & CIS Division
Center for Cybersecurity Education, Acting Coordinator
Calhoun and UAH have partnered together to award a scholarship to CIS students planning to transfer to UAH. Scholarship applications are closed at this time.
Security Organizations (membership based)
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
- Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
- National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Resource Center
- Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center(MS-ISAC)
- OnGuardOnline.gov: Videos, Media, and Security Games
- DHS Stop.Think.Connect
Security Software Tools
Network scanning software
Network vulnerability scanning software
Network analyzer software
Wireless network analyzer and software
File search software
Web application vulnerability scanning software
Database security scanning software