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Cybersecurity Center

Macomb's Cybersecurity Center is a virtual and on-ground repository of information about the college's cybersecurity academic programs and its own cybersecurity practices. The Center also serves as a resource for up-to-date information on best practices in cybersecurity and cyber-awareness

The Center is located on South Campus in C Building, Room 258, in the lab where cybersecurity classes are taught, and the Macomb Cybersecurity Club meets.

Macomb's Cybersecurity Center serves the college, its students, faculty and staff, and the community by:

  1. Providing cybersecurity education that is innovative, comprehensive and interdisciplinary.
  2. Engaging with employers in both public and private sectors to ensure that academic coursework remains responsive to current and evolving cybersecurity needs.
  3. Assisting students in the college's cybersecurity programs to ensure they are making academic progress toward program completion, transfer and/or placement in the field.
  4. Developing ongoing working relationships with local school districts to educate and interest K-12 students in cybersecurity and related career opportunities.
  5. Developing and maintaining articulation agreements with four-year institutions that offer advanced degrees in Information Technology.
  6. Continuously improving the quality and relevance of the cybersecurity education provided at Macomb.
  7. Promoting cyber-awareness as the public's best defense against cyberattacks and data breaches.

Cybersecurity Center and Cybersecurity Program Oversight

The Cybersecurity Center and the Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) program use objectives and guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency in setting direction for the Center and objectives and outcomes for the courses at Macomb Community College. The Cybersecurity Center and the Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) program are led by Professor Keith Nabozny.

Professor Nabozny has been leading the Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) program since 2011. Prior to teaching at Macomb, Professor Nabozny worked in the information technology industry for over 15 years providing networking and cybersecurity support to large companies with operations in Michigan and other locations around the world. He has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2009 and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Wayne State University.

Professor Nabozny is the main point of contact for the Cybersecurity Center and the Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) program. He can be contacted via email at naboznyk@macomb.edu or by phone at 586.445.7304.

Programs of Study at Macomb

Macomb Cybersecurity Club

The Macomb Community College Cybersecurity Club is a student-led group that provides an opportunity for students with an interest in cybersecurity to gather and discuss topics of interest. You do not need to be enrolled in the Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) program to be a member of the Cybersecurity Club! Any Macomb Community College student can join the club and participate in meetings or events.

The Cybersecurity Club also participates in the annual Food Pantry Challenge by gathering donations of non-perishable food to benefit the on-campus food pantry. Here is a photo of the Club celebrating their efforts with a pizza party after contributing over 1,100 food items to the food pantry!

Cyber security Club

Our current club president, Cinthia Aguilar, wrote a post for the Campus Blog about making cybersecurity awareness a year-long habit.

If a student is interested in participating in online cybersecurity competitions (like National Cyber League), the Club is an ideal way to discuss ideas and strategies for success.

The club usually meets on Thursdays, during fall and winter semesters, in the Cybersecurity Center, room C258, South Campus.

For more information about the Cybersecurity Club, contact the faculty advisor, Professor Keith Nabozny at: naboznyk@macomb.edu

Cybersecurity Opportunities for Students

There are multiple ways for students to explore opportunities related to cybersecurity.

Interested in cybersecurity competitions? Check out National Cyber League.

Interested in connecting with other cybersecurity students? Check out the National Cybersecurity Students Association.

Cybersecurity in Practice at Macomb

As an institution, Macomb Community College values cybersecurity and applies it in practice at the college. The college’s internal cybersecurity is the responsibility of the Executive Director of Computing Infrastructure and Information Security, Stephen Yuenger.

Macomb’s security guidelines are available for review at the following link:

https://www.macomb.edu/about-macomb/college-policies/institutional/security-guidelines.html

Other institutional policies of the college are accessible here:

https://www.macomb.edu/about-macomb/college-policies/institutional/index.html

Some helpful hints from Macomb’s cybersecurity staff can be found here:

https://www.macomb.edu/resources/community/attachments/ten-tips-for-safeguarding-electronic-data.pdf

If you believe you have detected a cybersecurity issue related to college resources, please contact the IT Department at: servicedesk@macomb.edu

Upcoming Cybersecurity Events

Macomb students are participating in the National Cyber League pre-season right now! 

If you missed your chance to compete in the spring season, do not worry! National Cyber League will be back in the fall.

Interested in cybersecurity and transportation? Check out the SAE CyberAuto Challenge, which is hosted at the South Campus of Macomb Community College in July. They are accepting applications from students through May 15.  

Secure World Expo – Detroit, MI – October 1 and 2, 2019

GrrCON – Grand Rapids, MI - October 24 and 25, 2019

Local Cybersecurity Groups

  • Motor City ISSA – Local chapter of the Information Systems Security Association
  • ISACA Detroit – Local chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • MADCAT – Michigan Automotive & Defense Cyber Awareness Team

External Cybersecurity Resources

Here are some external sources with information related to cybersecurity: