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November 11, 2013, Bellingham Herald

Universities across the country are racing to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts before a major cyberattack leaves the country's networks struggling to reboot.

Nearly 200 schools have partnered with the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to meet the growing need....

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October 24, 2013, Bellingham Herald

Local high-tech industry leaders are optimistic that a recent designation given to Whatcom Community College will help attract companies and jobs to this area.

The Community College was recently named the lead institution of CyberWatch West, a regional cybersecurity education consortium funded by the National Science Foundation.

The designation will help enhance the cyber-security program locally and across the West Coast, helping supply an industry that is seeking more skilled people, said Corrinne Sande, a WCC faculty member and director for Cyberwatch West....

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May 20, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal

High-profile cyber attacks, including recent ones that have targeted Google, allegedly destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran and brought down the websites of major financial firms JP Morgan Chase and American Express, have led more people to realize what security experts have been saying for years: In the digital era, cyberspace is a battlefield.

Attackers’ impact on the companies and governments targeted can be costly, many times involving the loss of sensitive intellectual property...

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January 10, 2013, Western Today

Western Washington University’s College of Sciences and Technology and Whatcom Community College are partnering to offer a new pathway to a baccalaureate degree in Computer and Information Systems Security.

Whatcom Community College (WCC) is pursuing a new two-year associate degree in Cybersecurity that can be transferred to Western. Students can choose to continue their education at Western for two years to earn the Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) baccalaureate degree once they complete the Cybersecurity associate degree. This new program is designed to provide these students and other information technology professionals in Whatcom and Skagit counties the opportunity to continue their education to the bachelor’s degree level in the emergent industry of computer security.

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