National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Join us for exciting lectures from experts in the cybersecurity field during October!

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • October 10, 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in STEM-109
  • presented by Jessica Leumen, Founder/CEO of Cyber Security Warrior
  • NIST Field Trip
  • October 14, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Pack a lunch and join us on a field trip to visit the world class cybersecurity and digital forensics labs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Reserve your spot
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Testing
  • October 24, 1 p.m. in STEM-109
  • presented by Kevin Stine, Division Chief for the Applied Cybersecurity Division - NIST

New Course this Fall: Cloud Computing (CYB-246)

This course serves as a basis for understanding the standard cloud terminologies and methodologies needed to implement, maintain, and support cloud technologies and infrastructure. Topics include cloud service and delivery models, various types of disk storage system network infrastructure and management, virtualization components, performance tuning, systems management, troubleshooting and security. Prerequisites: IST-154 and CYB-101.

  • Offered Thursdays from 6-8:45 p.m. & Tuesdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Register now.
  • Based on the CompTIA® Cloud+ certification
  • CYB 246 replaces CYB 245 in the A.A.S. Cybersecurity Degree
  • CYB 246 can be used as a restricted elective in the A.S. Cybersecurity Degree
  • For more information, contact Stephen Shank at 240-500-2536 or

HCC is the regional leader in cybersecurity programming. Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. In a computing context, the term “security” implies cybersecurity. The amount that the government spends on information technology, and cybersecurity in particular, is expected to increase in 2014. The proposed budget increase will allot more than $13 billion to cyber programs. The college currently offers two associate degrees in cybersecurity and a number of specialized certificates.

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