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.

Next Upcomming Workshop

August 17-18, 2022 | Salish Kootenai College : Register Now!

Join the MS-CC and AIHEC for a free two-day cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity workshop from August 17-18, 2022, at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater-Auditorium on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo, Mont.


  • Chief information officers and IT directors, along with IT and cybersecurity staff from TCUs are encouraged to attend.

  • Participants can expect interactive panel discussions with cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity leaders, in addition to cybersecurity exercises and facilitated group discussions among their peers.

  • The workshop is free to attend but registration is required.

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

Plan to Join an Upcoming Workshop Near You!

Additional workshops are planned for the remainder of 2022 and will be taking place at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, and Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. We are also working to schedule additional workshops in the southeastern United States for early 2023.

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

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

  • Hands-on learning opportunities and documented best practices for campus cyberinfrastructure.

  • 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.

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

Not an MS-CC member? Joining the MS-CC is simple, quick, easy – and free! Fill out the form, join the mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming meetings and activities.

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 Cyberinfrastructure and Ransomware Security Workshops, please email us at contact@ms-cc.org.