National Cybersecurity Center

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National Cybersecurity Center
Agency overview
FormedMarch 2016; 5 years ago (2016-03)
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado
United States
Websitenationalcybersecuritycenter.org

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC)[1] is a national-level nonprofit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado providing collaborative cybersecurity knowledge and services to the nation.

It is not to be confused with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), an office within the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Organizational structure[edit]

NCC Board and Staff Leadership[edit]

Senator John Hickenlooper, Governor Jared Polis, Mayor John Suthers, Mark Weatherford, Thomas Holt Russell, Forrest Senti, Jane Roberts, Erin Miller, Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Kyle Hybl, Esq., Harry D. Raduege, Jr., Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.), Ed Anderson LTG, USA (Ret.), Christian Anschutz, Kathy Boe, Rick Crandall, Andre McGregor, Erik Mitisek, Venkat Reddy, Ed Rios, Martin Wood, RADM Thomas E. Zelibor, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), Leslie Kershaw, Gary McAlum USAA (Retired), Kim Crider Major General, USAF (Ret.)

In 2020, Harry D. Raduege, Jr., Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.) became the Chief Executive Officer of the NCC.

Previously, Vance Brown was the Chief Executive Officer of the NCC. He remained in this position until late 2020. Ed Rios was CEO of the NCC from October 2016 to 2018.

Mission[edit]

The NCC is a community-driven membership organization that provides collaborative cybersecurity knowledge and services to the United States. Currently, the NCC has several active collaboration initiatives: Secure the Vote, Cyber Education, Space ISAC, Secure Smart Cities, Cybersecurity for State Leaders, and Future of Voting.

The National Cybersecurity Center was founded in 2016[2] as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The NCC's goal is to develop a workforce, collaborate with the private sector, military, and federal agencies, and support and educate the public sector to better protect our cities, states, and national assets.[3] The NCC works with the government, military, and industry to gain awareness of cyber issues.

NCC Student Alliance[edit]

The NCCSA is a Cyber Education Student Organization that focuses on cybersecurity. The mission of the NCCSA is to respond to the urgent demand for trained cybersecurity talent while recognizing the importance of providing students with the knowledge, career, and academic pathway information in this exciting and critical field.

NCCSA is a school-based network of student-run chapters that provide learning, competing, leadership and soft-skills development, networking, skill-building, and social opportunities. It began as a grassroots effort of students, teachers, community college peers, and the NCC who collaborated with partners and stakeholders to organize a student organization that meets the needs of cyber-students across the country.

Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center[edit]

On April 8, 2019, the NCC announced a partnership with Space ISAC. The Space ISAC is an Information Sharing and Analysis Center focused on space industry threats. Space ISAC collaborates across the global space industrial base to enhance the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats. Space ISAC provides members with timely and actionable information and serves as the primary communications channel for the sector.[4]

Cybersecurity Training[edit]

The National Cybersecurity Center introduced an initiative to train elected officials in state governments and their staff members on cyber hygiene and IT security.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mtomasetti. "Home". National Cybersecurity Center. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  2. ^ "National Cybersecurity Center Opens in Colorado". GovTech. 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  3. ^ mtomasetti. "Home". National Cybersecurity Center. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  4. ^ "Space industry group focused on cybersecurity to begin operations in spring 2020". SpaceNews. 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  5. ^ "Think tank launches cybersecurity training for state officials". StateScoop. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-07-09.