Model Programs and Practices for Building a Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce: The HBCU Story

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The expansion of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an increasing need for secure networks across many platforms and technologies. Innovative programs for cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and workforce development are essential to protect and defend against potential cyber-attacks, but finding qualified people to work in this area is increasingly difficult. This webinar will highlight educational programs that address training for cybersecurity professionals focusing on contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). You will also learn how the Minority Cybersecurity Council is working to bridge the gap between industry, government and education in order to inform the minority community about the growing employment and training opportunities in cybersecurity.

Moderator: Dr. Bruce Berger, JD, MBA, Lead, HBCU Cybersecurity Cluster, Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, Clark Atlanta University


Karl Cureton, Executive Chairman, National Minority Technology Council and Executive Director, Minority Cyber Inclusion Council

Dr. Kevin T. Kornegay, Professor and IoT Security Endowed Chair, Director of Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center, and Director, Center for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (C.R.E.A.M.), Morgan State University

Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Complex and Lead PI for the Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research (CECOR), Norfolk State University