Workshops at MS-CC

UPCOMING CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOPS

Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security 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 cyberinfrastructure and 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.

The MS-CC delivered three cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshops in 2022: at North Carolina A&T State University in June 2022, at Salish Kootenai College in August 2022, and at Jackson State University in November 2022.

Plan to Join an Upcoming Workshop Near You in 2023!

We are working on scheduling additional workshops in the southeastern United States for early 2023, including at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, and at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL.

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

Past Workshops in 2022

The first workshop in the series took place June 22-23, 2022, at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. 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!

The second workshop in the series took place August 17-18, 2022, at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Mont. Thank you to Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer at Salish Kootenai College, for hosting the second workshop!

The third workshop in the series took place November 1-2, 2022, at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Thank you to Dr. Deborah Dent, Chief Information Officer at Jackson State University, for hosting the third workshop!

Group picture of people at the Jackson State University Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity workshop.

Group picture of HBCU faculty, staff, and IT professionals with MS-CC staff at the end of Day 2 of the Cybersecurity Day portion of the workshop held at Jackson State University on Nov. 2, 2022.

A man standing behind palladium presenting at the Jackson State University Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Workshop.

Jackson State University President, Thomas Hudson, welcomes HBCU faculty, staff, and IT professionals to Day 1 of the Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity workshop at Jackson State University, held on Nov. 1, 2022.

People sitting and talking at a table at the Jackson State University Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Workshop.

Sitting from L to R: Ramakrishna Kotagiri, instructor at Alcorn University; Jeremy Lewis, desk support technician at Alcorn University; Russell Hofmann, researcher and educational facilitator for AIHEC; LaMica Justice, chief information officer at Tougaloo College; Dr. Clyde Carryl, associate professor at Tougaloo College; Albert Williams, computer scientist at Jackson State University; and Kevin Harris, program chair of computational and information sciences at Stillman College.

A man is standing behind a podium while two men and two women are beside each other at a table to present at the Jackson State Universit: Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Workshop.

Lawrence Williams, MS-CC director, facilitating a panel at the Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity workshop at Jackson State University discussing IT for research at HBCUs with chief information officers on Nov. 1, 2022. From L to R: Nisthanth Rodrigues with the University of Mississippi; Dr. Deborah Dent with Jackson State University; David Sliman with the University of Southern Mississippi; and Donna Hayden with Alcorn University.

People sitting at tables listening to guest speakers at the Jackson State University Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Workshop.

HBCU faculty, staff, and IT professionals participating in discussions and conversations about enabling cyberinfrastructure on their campuses during the Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity workshop held at Jackson State University from Nov. 1-2, 2022.

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.

Professor Robert Beverly, Program Director at the National Science Foundation, presents Democratizing Science through Cyberinfrastructure during the MS-CC Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop at Salish Kootenai College.

Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Director, facilitates a panel discussion on cybersecurity and ransomware during the MS-CC Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshop at Salish Kootenai College.


Workshop Details At-a-Glance

  • Two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshops designed for chief information officers and IT directors, along with IT and cybersecurity staff from HBCUs and TCUs.

  • Hands-on learning opportunities, cybersecurity exercises, facilitated group discussions among peers, and documented best practices for campus cyberinfrastructure.

  • Interactive panel discussions with cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity leaders.

  • Network and build connections with your peers, cybersecurity professionals, and leadership from regional and national organizations.

  • Opportunity to discuss shared challenges and talk through solutions collectively as a community.

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

  • Requests can be made for reimbursement of reasonable travel and lodging expenses.

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