Information Assurance (IA), Cyber Defense (CD) & Cybersecurity Events

Competitions – a Cybersecurity Competition Federation is a place to learn or a location to promote cybersecurity competitions, bookmark this site. View a calendar of upcoming competitions or find the right one for you.

CCDC / MACCDC Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) presented by National CyberWatch Center is in its tenth year of providing a unique experience for college and university students to test their cybersecurity knowledge and skills in a competitive environment. The MACCDC takes great pride in being one of the premier events of this type in the United States. Last year, 290+ students competed for an opportunity to be one of the eight teams to advance to the regional finals.


Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference

This conference is the international meeting place for IT Security professionals from around the world and features some of the top speakers in the industry and raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT security. Techno has become known as a world class training and networking event with attendees from 52 different countries.

March 11-13, 2019 – San Diego, CA
June 2-5, 2019 – Myrtle Beach, SC
September 30 – October 2, 2019 – San Antonio, TX
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(CISSE) Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

June 10-12, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
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(3CS) Community College Cyber Summit

July 30 – August 1, 2019
Bossier City, LA
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HI-TEC High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

HI-TEC is a high-technology professional development opportunity for secondary and post-secondary educators, counselors, technicians, industry professionals, and trade organizations. HI-TEC supports the mission of the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program-to strengthen the skills of technicians whose work is vitally important to the nation’s prosperity and security.

July 22-25, 2019
St. Louis, MO @ Missouri Hyatt Regency at the Arch
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High Technology Crime Investigation Association – HTCIA

“Investigators on the Leading Edge of Technology”. The Association Mission is to “provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.” HTCIA’s core purpose is “to promote collaboration and education of our members”. “The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes. As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership and professional management.”

September 22-25, 2019
Chicago, IL @ Marriott O’Hare

RSA Conference 2019

March4-8, 2019
San Francisco, CA @ Moscone Center

NIST Conferences

Upcoming NIST events

Cyber Security Summit

January 24, 2019 (7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – San Jose, CA @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
February 13, 2019 (7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Buckhead/Atlanta, GA @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta
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CISSE 2017 Weekend Workshops

June 9 – 11, 2017 held prior to CISSE Conference at the JW Marriot, Las Vegas, NV

“CISSE partners with EC-Council bringing less expensive more flexible training options for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) and Certified Network Defender (CND) courses to the CISSE 21st Colloquium at the JW Marriot in Las Vegas, June 12th – 14th. For more information contact to register for your course and receive your 3 day pass to the CISSE Conference.

STEM Open House

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5-8 p.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College hosts annual STEM Open House at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College building on the North Carolina Research Campus at 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, NC.

NCCIA – North Carolina Computer Instruction Association Conference

March 6-8, 2019 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
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Test Fest

April 25, 2017 Tuesday from 3 PM to 7 PM at RCCC’s CBTC Campus in Concord. Stay tuned for all the fabulous results.

Quick Facts
  • The United States loses $100 billion annually as a result of cybercrime, which targets over 556 million victims per year.
  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC average salary is $96,660 – May 2015
  • The FBI’s Most Wanted List for cyber criminals currently contains just five individuals, but each is responsible for consumer losses ranging from $350,000 to $100 million.
  • About 10% of all social media users have received a cyber-threat. More than 600,000 accounts are compromised every day on Facebook alone.