At the heart of a Regional Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is people – a lot of people. People who are willing to lend their expertise and their time. To learn more about how you or your organization can contribute to the important regional opportunities below, please contact us at email@example.com or call 913.693.8282. We would love to hear from you!
Regional Cluster Operatives are the live billboards for the key projects EnterpriseKC is implementing as part of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, including the Cyber Range, the Talent Platform, and the Single Source of Truth. Regional Cluster Operatives act as local champions and help to coordinate local activities as well as recruit additional volunteers in support of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
How You Can Help: Volunteer to serve as a cluster operative in your region.
The Ambassador Program is designed to develop student leaders who will champion the Regional Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at their university and in the surrounding community. Ambassadors are sophomore’s or above from a regional National Security Agency Center for Academic Education (NSA-CAE) designated institution or a college or university offering a cybersecurity undergraduate or graduate degree. Ambassadors work to activate student, faculty, and administration enthusiasm and participation in the regional cybersecurity center of excellence vision.
How You Can Help: Volunteer to serve as an ambassador in your region.
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air & Space Forces Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.
How You Can Help: Volunteer to mentor one or more of the region’s teams.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers in STEM related fields. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges in computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, and biomedical science. Students learn technical skills as well as how to think critically and creatively to solve problems. They also enhance their communication and collaboration abilities. PLTW provides teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.
How You Can Help: Volunteer to mentor one of PLTW’s teachers or classrooms.
BSidesKC is an annual conference meant to advance the body of Information Security Knowledge in the region. It is an open forum for discussion and debate and an excellent opportunity to connect with a community of individuals dedicated to cybersecurity.
How You Can Help: Sponsor BSidesKC to help advance information security knowledge and make a difference in the field: https://bsideskc.org/sponsorship/
Women in Security - Kansas City is an organization dedicated to promoting and empowering women in the field of Information Security. Through peer mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities, they provide a supportive community and resources for women at all stages of their careers. Their mission is to create a focus on women in the industry and their vision is to inspire and support women in Information Security, fostering their professional growth and success.
How You Can Help: Donate to their annual Scholarship Fund:https://www.wiskc.org/
Discover Rural & Remote Northwest Kansas (NWK), offered by the Innovation Center. This program meant for residents in the 26-county region of Northwest Kansas guides participants through remote work and technical certifications such as Google’s Cybersecurity Certificate. Professional support is provided to connect participants to high-paying remote jobs that allow them to stay or return to their hometown. Incentives are available for relocation.
How You Can Help: Sign up for the program today or share it with your network – learn more at:https://nwkeici.org/programs/ruralremote/
EnterpriseKC is a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit and we always appreciate your monetary or in-kind support for operations or specific programs such as: