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National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
NICCS is an online resource for cybersecurity training that connects Government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity training providers throughout the Nation.
 
Department of Homeland Security: Cybersecurity Education & Career Development
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity workforce through standardizing roles and helping to ensure we have well-trained cybersecurity workers today as well as a strong pipeline of future cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow.
 
Department of Homeland Security: Cyber Competitions
In an effort to build the cyber workforce of the future, S&T's Cyber Security Division supports cybersecurity competitions. These events educate young individuals who can design secure systems, as well as create and deploy sophisticated tools needed to prevent malicious acts.
 
MITRE Cyber Academy - Internships Available
As a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest, MITRE is providing this Cyber Academy to foster the education and collaboration of cyber professionals. Our growing set of resources is provided to help you develop your technical skills as a cyber security professional.
 
National Cyber League
The NCL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in May 2011 to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for participants to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity knowledge and skills using next-generation high-fidelity simulation environments.

Current Events, News, and Updates - The Top Five

Keeping up to date on information security matters and latest industry developments and concerns can be a full time job in and of itself. Here are the top information resources used by your EdCC instructors, advisory committee, and industry partners!
 
EdCC Information Security Program LinkedIn Group
This is where to go for the latest Information Security news affecting EdCC students! This group is updated every day with industry news, local jobs, and educational opportunities.
 
CNET Security Blog
CNET has an entire section of their site devoted to security. Their consumer technology experts weigh in each day on everything from credit card data breaches and cyber warfare to scams and social media privacy. They cover what’s happening in current events while providing a solid technological outlook. This blog has a casual tone and is not overly technical in writing. It’s a good one to follow if you have a particular interest in consumer-related security.
 
DARKReading
Dark Reading is a cybersecurity community comprised of contributing influential IT professionals. This cutting-edge blog is chock full of news and commentary covering a broad range of cybersecurity-related issues and even offers podcasts and videos. Dark Reading is part of InformationWeek, which hosts nine digital technology communities.
 
Homeland Security News Wire
Homeland Security News Wire, a leader in the industry’s online daily publications, manages its own cybersecurity blog. This resource combines elements of government, science and business to analyze the technical aspects of current events. Plus, it’s packed with authoritative and informative reporting and is updated daily.
 
Information Security Buzz
Information Security Buzz’s cybersecurity blog is an independent resource for the latest updates and expert input on industry happenings. This blog features a video channel with insightful commentary from IT professionals. You can even use their LinkedIn community discussion page to rub elbows with other industry professionals and hash out the latest hot topics.

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Additional Resources

Additional resources highly recommended by your EdCC instructors, advisory committee, and industry partners!
Norse Attack Map - Norse maintains the world’s largest dedicated threat intelligence network. With over eight million sensors that emulate over six thousand applications – from Apple laptops, to ATM machines, to critical infrastructure systems, to closed-circuit TV cameras - the Norse Intelligence Network gathers data on who the attackers are and what they’re after.
EdCC Digital Forensics LinkedIn Group
The National CyberWatch Center is a consortium of higher education institutions, public and private schools, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.
Krebs On Security - an industry favorite!
Malc0de.org is a consumer technology website that helps people in understanding and using technology in a better way. We cover a wide range to topics like Linux, Security, InfoSec, Android, Programming and more.
The Hacker News – a leading source for Hacking, Cyber Security and Technology News for the Technologists and Nerds.
Digital Forensics Magazine Blog - Digital Forensics Magazine is a quarterly features and news magazine from the world of computer and cyber crime and digital forensics. The content published in the magazine is all technically reviewed and carries a certain weight of quality that other trade magazines or webzines don't offer.

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