Cybersecurity News


The Community College of Rhode Island has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2 Year Education through academic year 2023 for the Associate in Science, Cybersecurity program.

The Community College of Rhode Island is now officially listed as an NSA/DHS CAECDE at:


Upcoming Events

2019 CAE Virtual Career Fair CAE/Community
2019 Intelligence Community Virtual Fair- May 30, 2019
DHS Announces Cyber Student Intern Program
SANS offers Cyber Games with a chance to win scholarships!

Great news for students who are interested or curious about Cyber Security.  SANS is offering more cyber games and a chance for students to win scholarships.  Registration is FREE and open to all college students.  The games start April 5 to May 10, 2019.  Rhode Island is one of the lucky states again to participate in the national competition (see link below to register).

College Program:

Cybersecurity Lecture, April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.,
Room 4090 (Board Room) CCRI Warwick Campus
Cybersecurity Lecture December 5 at 6:30 pm,
Room 1040, Warwick Campus
NUWC Division Newport to Host Job Fair November 3
Codebreaker Challenge 2018
Cyber Security Virtual Career Fair
CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium
DHS Hiring Flyer

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes the serious nature of the cybersecurity challenges, and has compelling cybersecurity missions that draw candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference to secure cyberspace. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse cybersecurity workforce. As part of this focus, DHS will host a DHS Cybersecurity Webinar on October 16, 2018 from 1:00-3:00PM (EST). The webinar will provide information on cyber missions, cyber career opportunities, and the federal hiring and application process. Participating DHS Components include: Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

CAE Virtual Job Fair
CCRI Cybersecurity Students to Participate in The World's First Global Hacking Competition:
  • Frank Giordano - Team Captain
  • Jonatha Provencal - Team Co-Captain
  • James Perry - Team Co-Captain
  • Gail Golomb
  • Jennifer Victor

Links for more information on the competition:

Cyber in the News

Prior Events

State-of-the-art cyber range opens at CCRI's Newport County Campus

Rhode Island’s first cyber range dedicated solely to educating and training students and industry professionals is officially open at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport County Campus. [Learn more about the cyber range]

CyberWatch Newsletter

National CyberWatch Communicator, March Edition

National CyberWatch Communicator, February Edition

National CyberWatch Communicator, January, Vol. 2 Edition

National CyberWatch Communicator, January Edition

2018 Newsletter Editions

CCRI Joins CyberWatch West

Cybersecurity Student Resources

National Cyber League Site

National Security Agency



NIST Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Student Club Site


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