Capitol Technology University is proud to announce a new partnership with the Cyber Bytes Foundation. On Tuesday, May 3rd, Dr. Bradford Sims, President of Capitol Tech and Dr. Aaron Miller, Director of Cyber Bytes Academy, along with other representatives from both institutions, met at the Capitol Tech campus in Laurel, MD to formalize a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The purpose of this agreement is to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship in direct support of the educational needs of the Cyber Bytes Foundation, as well as prospective Capitol Tech students.
The Cyber Bytes Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Stafford, VA that offers unique cyber education, innovation, and outreach programs in response to the national security challenges faced in today’s world. They aim to transform and revolutionize the way in which cybersecurity education and outreach are approached to benefit students in this important field. The Cyber Bytes Academy (CBA) serves as the Foundation’s hub for cybersecurity skills development through its various offerings, which are informed by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Cyber Bytes also hosts many events to help students get involved in the field, including Cyber Camps that offer experience in drone hacking, cryptocurrency and blockchain, virtual reality, autonomous car engineering, 3-D printing, computer building, and cybersecurity.
Capitol Tech is a private, non-profit, STEM-focused university that offers many degrees in the field of technology and cybersecurity. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is designated as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Capitol Tech has also been recognized by SC Media for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program. The University’s Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) serves as the central training hub for research, analysis, and programming in this area of study. Capitol Tech also hosts events to jumpstart prospective and current students into the field of cybersecurity. Cyber Saturdays are a series of free events that provide the youth of our community the opportunity to explore cyber activities in a fun, game-like environment through challenges like Cyber Laser Tag and Capture the Flag.
Within the partnership between Capitol Tech and the Cyber Bytes Foundation, prospective Bachelor of Science students in the field of cybersecurity will be better served through reduced tuition rates upon completion of a certification program with Cyber Bytes. This also offers students the opportunity to gain experience that will benefit them when entering into their cybersecurity bachelor’s program at Capitol Tech, putting them a step ahead of the competition in this highly sought-after field. Transfer credit and course equivalency may be available to students as well with certain certificates or courses completed.
Educational partnerships such as this serve to help students by providing important resources, financial incentives, hands-on experience, and networking opportunities that otherwise may not have been possible without the joint effort of the parties involved.
For more information on the Cyber Bytes Foundation, please visit: www.cyberbytesfoundation.org.
For more information on Capitol Technology University, please visit: www.captechu.edu.