Cyber Security at OCTC

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility!  The Computer and Information Technology program at OCTC is committed to promoting cybersecurity among our students, faculty, staff, and administration.  Every organization regardless of shape, size, or type, relies on technology in some fashion! 

No single person is responsible for the security of the information.  It is the responsibility of all or us! 

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) is seeking the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for Two-Year Education institution designation. (CAE2Y)  This institutional award was established by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CyberWatch.  The CAE2Y Program is open to regionally accredited two-year community colleges, technical schools, state or federally endorsed Cybersecurity training centers or U.S. Government Cybersecurity Training centers. 

The goal of the CAE2Y program is to proactively increase our understanding of robust Cyber Defense technology, policy and practices that will enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event.  This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art Cyber Defense knowledge and practice. (from the CAE2Y Program Criteria)

Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year website

 OCTC is a member of the National CyberWatch Center.  National CyberWatch is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.