CEROC Presents – Creating and Sustaining Cybersecurity Clubs on College Campuses

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Brown, elbrown@tntech.edu, 931-372-3519

On February 25, 2021 CEROC staff and students conducted a webinar entitled “Creating and Sustaining Cybersecurity Clubs on College Campuses” as part of its Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI) Coalition Project at TNTech program series. The webinar discussed cybersecurity clubs at TNTech, namely CyberEagles and CyberEagles-W, and their influence on the peer networking and mentoring program at CEROC. CyberEagles-W is the first Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS, wicys.org) student chapter in the nation out of the current 114 chapters, whose focus is empowering female students, who are under-represented in cyber. Representatives from these clubs extended their offerings to HBCUs and MSIs seeking to create such cohorts to drive interest in a future cybersecurity program.

Students participating in the webinar came from schools in nine different states such as

  • Angelo State University
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Community College of Denver
  • Fisk University
  • Jarvis Christian College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • Stillman College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Winston-Salem State University

The webinar was led by Dr. Ambareen Siraj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambareensiraj/) and CyberCorps SFS students Andy Brown (CyberEagles president), Kaitlyn Carroll (CyberEagles-W president), and Hallie Sevier (CyberEagles-W vice-president). Joining them was computer science graduate student Dee Zhao (CyberEagles vice-president).

A recording of the webinar can be found at https://youtu.be/Hs62PQ2pPJ8. More information about the CEDI project at TNTech can be found at https://www.tntech.edu/ceroc/outreach/cedi.php. Information about CEROC can be found at https://www.tntech.edu/ceroc. Information about CyberEagles and CyberEagles-W can be found at https://cybereagles.org.