President Sims to Speak at NCAE Cybersecurity Education Conference

President of Capitol Technology University, Dr. Bradford Sims, will be speaking at the NCAE 2023 National Cybersecurity Education Colloquium, a five-day conference occurring from Monday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 22 in Palos Hills, Illinois.  

Dr. Sims will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Directions in National Cybersecurity Education Federal/Academia Partners” on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 1:45 p.m. CDT. Topics will include the recent release of the ONCD National Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy and its goals towards transforming cyber education, and ways in which to foster the expansion and empowerment of the national cyber workforce. The panel will also discuss the shift in thought towards cybersecurity education, and how the NCAE can influence the future workforce through innovation and leadership.  

Institutions recognized by the NCAE-C program demonstrate significant involvement in community engagement, academic activities, and institutional practices in cybersecurity, and have one or more programs of study meeting the requirements of the NCAE-C. The program is also supported by Federal partners such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer (DoD-CIO), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The program aims to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity educational program with community colleges, colleges, and universities, as well as promote and support quality academic programs of higher learning that help produce the nation’s cyber workforce.  

As an accredited academic institution recognized by the NSA and DoD as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD), Capitol Technology University plays a vital role in shaping the future of cyber education. Capitol’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Cybersecurity expert Dr. Bill Butler has been an instrumental partner with the program throughout the years and integral to the facilitation of Capitol’s cyber education engagement.  

Joining Dr. Sims will be fellow esteemed speakers from the Federal and academic sectors with expertise in the areas of cyber education: Panel Moderator RADM(ret) Mark Montgomery of the Cyber Solarium Commission, Albert Palacios from the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Mark Gorak from the DoD CIO, and Rodney Petersen, Director of NICE, as well as Dr. Paul Maurer from Montreat College (North Carolina) and Dr. Alecia Crowe from Northwood Technical College (Wisconsin).   

Dr. Sims expressed his gratitude at being selected as a speaker at this event, which will help to shine light on important topics in securing the future and accessibility of cyber education, stating he is “thrilled to be part of the 2023 Executive Leadership Forum by NCAE-C at Moraine Valley Community College. The collaboration of Capitol with NCAE underscores our shared mission to forge the future of cybersecurity education. Let's innovate, educate, and secure together."  

Registration for the event is free and tickets are available now. For more information, visit the 2023 National Cybersecurity Education Colloquium page. And visit our website to learn more about our NCAE-recognized cybersecurity program offerings.