2021 National Cyber Summit
The NCS planning committee has been faced with making difficult decisions as it pertains to the 2021 event. It is our ultimate goal to produce an in-person event. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2021. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and take necessary action if needed to transition to a hybrid or virtual format.
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Summit Speaker Mary Wallingsford

Session Information

Creating a Cyber Internship Program Within an Academic Environment
Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The exploding demand for cybersecurity professionals requires cybersecurity education programs that support continuous innovation. Cybersecurity professionals need a solid technical foundation but they also need to be ready to grow their skill set. AACC’s Cyber Intern program provides students with the opportunity to practice this self-guiding growth while still in their academic environment and with the assistance of a mentor. In this presentation, you will learn how to structure and run a successful cyber intern program. A faculty mentor and student mentee, participating in the Cyber Intern program, will provide insight into overcoming the challenges encountered during the Cyber Intern program implementation.
North Hall - Salon 3
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Mr. Jason Hird
Anne Arundel Community College
Jason Hird is a student at Anne Arundel Community College majoring in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity: Networking
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Professor Kasia Taylor
Associate Professor
Anne Arundel Community College
Kasia Taylor has been designing and teaching computer technology courses for over 25 years. In 2007, she joined the Cybersecurity, Networking, and Digital Forensics Department at Anne Arundel Community. She has taught computer technology courses in Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria. Prior to teaching, she worked in management information systems in both the private and public sectors. She has a Bachelor’s of Art degree from Penn State University and an MBA with a concentration in information system from the University of Maryland.
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Professor Mary Wallingsford
Chair/ Associate Professor/Chair Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics
Anne Arundel Community College
Mary Wallingsford is a full time faculty member and department chair for the CyberSecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics department at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, Maryland. She has been teaching at AACC since 2009. She specializes in the areas of computer network systems, Cisco and Windows Server, stemming from her work experience as a product support specialist and technology specialist at Microsoft Corporation. She has a Bachelor's of Science in International Economics from University of Maryland and a Master's Degree from UMUC in Telecommunications Management.