Cyber Defense News

Cybersecurity News

Security Magazine - Cybersecurity News

Dark Reading

Krebs on Security

Bleeping Computer

Cybersecurity Ventures/Cybercrime News

Hacker News

Cyber Defense Competitions

NSA Codebreaker Challenge 2022

The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering / low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA's mission. Jackson State Community College has participated in the Codebreaker Challenge for the last 3 years. Each year Jackson State’s student participation has continually increased.

NICE Challenge Project @ Jackson State Community College

We bring students the workforce experience before the workforce.

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The NICE Challenge Project developes real-world cybersecurity challenges within virtualized business environments that bring students the workforce experience before the workforce. Our goal is to provide the most realistic experience to students at-scale year-round, while also generating useful assessment data about their knowledge, skills, and abilities.


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Jackson State Community College’s Cyber Defense majors participate in SkillsUSA competitions with other schools in the state. The last competition was held in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The students are given several challenges with solutions being judge by industry experts. Competition content is based on NICE framework.

Cyber Defense Events

CISSE - 26th Colloquium

Online November 14th, 2022

Event Website

CAE in Cyber Security Symposium

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June 9th-10th, 2022

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