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June 24, 2015

Enhancing Access to Cybersecurity Training

Michael Volk, Anne Arundel Community College, Center for Workforce Solutions


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1st ISSA Joint Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on September 1, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers.   Check the conference web site, for more details are they are finalized.


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June 24, 2015

Topic: Enhancing Access to Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity is evolving before our very eyes. Cybersecurity is creating new business opportunities, impacting the way businesses operate and changing the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. The education and training needs of our communities are being shaped by the issues and implications associated with cybersecurity. 

The role of community colleges is to provide job relevant education and training based on the needs of the communities we serve. As cybersecurity becomes increasingly interwoven into the fabric of our society, professionals in technical fields and the non-technical technology user alike require access to some level of cybersecurity education and training. Many community colleges are adapting to meet ever changing needs of their communities. Individuals entering the workforce or changing careers need academic programs to establish a firm foundation for their chosen profession. Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) recognizes the impact of cybersecurity on all aspects of our society and the changing needs of our community. In response we have developed high-quality traditional credit certificate and degrees as well as industry and end-user driven continuing education courses and programs to meet these needs. 

There is no single approach that can be applied to cybersecurity education and training. AACC embraces the multi-dimensional nature of the cybersecurity and is dedicated to enhancing access to education and training that meets the needs of the different segments of our community. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a high level overview of Anne Arundel Community College’s approach to enhance access to cybersecurity education, training and cybersecurity awareness.

Speaker: Michael Volk, Anne Arundel Community College, Center for Workforce Solutions

,Michael Volk is the Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for the Center for Workforce Solutions at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Michael has been with AACC since June of 2012. In this role he works to develop relationships with business, government and other organizations to bring Cybersecurity, Leadership Development as well as other training resources of the college directly to the community.

In a volunteer capacity, Michael serves as the Chair of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), Workforce Development Forum, and as a member of the InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance Board of Directors.

Prior to joining AACC Michael held two positions at the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) in Baltimore City from October 2010 – May 2012. The last position Michael held at MOED was the Project Coordinator for the BRAC National Emergency Grant, FEDirect project. Before Michael began his career in the public sector he held several different inside sales related positions at Eurotech, Inc. a Columbia Maryland based technology Company.

In addition to his professional experience, Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a focus in International Studies from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. Michael is also CompTIA Network+ Certified.

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