Workshops at MS-CC

UPCOMING CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOPS

Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop Series in 2022

The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2, in collaboration with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), are organizing a series of free cybersecurity workshops on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The National Science Foundation is funding the workshops as part of their recent Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Demonstration Pilot award (NSF OAC 2137123) to the MS-CC and Internet2.

Plan to Join an Upcoming Workshop Near You!

Workshops are being planned between August and December of 2022 at:

  • Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL

  • Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC

  • Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT

  • Jackson State University in Jackson, MS

Additional details for each of these workshops, including confirmed dates, workshop agendas, and registration information, will be available soon.

More workshops at additional HBCU locations are also under consideration.

Past Workshops

The first workshop in the series took place June 22-23 at North Carolina A&T State University. Thank you to Tom Jackson, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services/Chief Information Officer at NC A&T State University, for hosting the first workshop!

Tom Jackson, CIO at NC A&T State, is presenting the opening remarks at the MS-CC workshop.

Tom Jackson, NC A&T State University CIO, welcomed nearly 50 attendees from nearby HBCUs to the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at NC A&T State University.

Photo of MS-CC Director, Lawrence Williams, standing next to a panel of presenters during the MS-CC workshop.

Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Director, introduces a panel discussion on ransomware and campus experiences during the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at NC A&T State University.

A room view of a presenter and attendees during the MS-CC workshop.

Attendees participate during the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at NC A&T State University.

A room view of a presenter and attendees during the MS-CC workshop.

Nick Lewis, Internet2 Program Manager, gives an Introduction to the Information Security Community during the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at NC A&T State University.

Photo of Internet2 staff standing next to a display table with additional information about the MS-CC.

Internet2 staff Emily Nichols and Lanika Starks welcome participants during the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at NC A&T State University.

Tom Jackson, CIO at NC A&T State, is presenting on cyberinfrastructure at the MS-CC workshop.

Tom Jackson, NC A&T State University CIO, discusses opportunities for shared support between enterprise IT and academic priorities during the MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop.

Workshop Details At-a-Glance

  • Chief information officers and their IT and cybersecurity staff from HBCUs and TCUs are encouraged to attend.

  • There will be two hands-on training tracks – an executive track and a technical track – focused on improving your institution’s cybersecurity posture and knowing how to respond to ransomware attacks.

  • Participants can expect hands-on cybersecurity training; access to open source security tools; and access to documented best practices for campus infrastructure.

  • The workshops are free to attend but registration is required.

  • Workshop registrants who are MS-CC members will be reimbursed for reasonable travel and lodging.

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Membership in the MS-CC helps us create a vibrant community of practice where peers can collaborate and support one another, and build a coalition to advocate for their needs as a community.

For questions about the upcoming MS-CC Ransomware Security and Cyberinfrastructure Workshops, please email us at contact@ms-cc.org.