The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education – North West (CISSE-NW) held a Chapter Organizational Workshop on November 17th, at City University of Seattle.
The objectives of CISSE-NW are to: allow broader participation by faculty than is possible with the national CISSE meetings, by reducing the need for travel, conference fees, large time commitments and other “barriers”; share information about programs and opportunities to increase awareness of what other programs in the area offer; discover and map articulation agreements and other pathways among educational institutions; identify appropriate academic programs based upon student learning profiles; provide a forum where researchers can share their interests, identify potential partners and collaborators, and target national grants and other opportunities; provide a forum to advance students through opportunities to publish in a journal or at a conference; investigate the potential for a regional Cyber Security academic publication; learn and support local needs of government and industry for Cyber Security education.
In addition to outlining a charter, selecting officers, and defining its mission, CISSE-NW determined at the meeting to host a cybersecurity education conference at Columbia Basin College on 13 and 14 October 2015. A call for papers will be issued in January. The officers of the new organization are:
- Erik Fretheim
- City University of Seattle
- Corrinne Sande
- Vice President
- Whatcom College
- Lori Johnson
- USAF, Education and Training Section
- DC Grant
- Columbia Basin College
Following the approval of its charter, CISSE-NW will hold a charter signing event. CISSE-NW will quarterly meetings, in person and on-line.