1) Integrating “soft skills” - such as teamwork, effective communication, and relationship
building; and entrepreneurial skills - such as leadership, salesmanship, accountability, goal
orientation, persuasion and influence - into the current IA curriculum and new entrepreneurial
course, for the IA courses of Information Security; Fundamentals, Enterprise Security
Management, Computer Forensics, Network Security, and Secure Electronic Commerce soft
skills such as report writing, documentation of processes, and oral communications will be
incorporated into the course;
2) Building enrollment in the IA program by focusing on area high schools, the community, and
3) Developing and disseminating a replicable model curriculum and results from the project
through the National CyberWatch Center Clearinghouse and through the South Carolina
Advance Technologically Education Center (SCATE)
The PI attend Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) in Largo, Maryland June2017.
The Co-PI attended attended the National Assn. for Community College Entrepreneurship annual conference, gaining useful insight and tools for the further development of the new Entrepreneurship course in October 2017.
Developed a website: The address is cscilinux.northeaststate.edu/cd
Make more High School visits and to leverage more activities to promote Cyber Defense. Work with the College Public Relation office for advertising an promotion, cyber camps. We are looking at running a Girls Cyber camp. We have an unfunded one-year extension of our grant. With the cooporation of East Tennessee State University and a grant they have we are looking at running the camp for a week. We are still in the planning phase but the tentative dates are 16 – 20 July. Continue participation in annual activities from previous year.