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Maine Cyber Security Cluster. WHO WE ARE…. University of Southern Maine and the Maine System State and Local Government Business and Industry National Guard. What we do …. Cyber risk is increasing in Maine. To combat and mitigate the risk, MCSC will :

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WHO WE ARE…

  • University of Southern Maine and the Maine System
  • State and Local Government
  • Business and Industry
  • National Guard
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What we do…

Cyber risk is increasing in Maine. To combat and mitigate the risk, MCSC will:

  • Train cyber security personnel
  • Conduct assessments in lab and at sites
  • Provide space, resources, and expertise for Cyber Security Research and Development
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VISION

To establish the Maine Cyber Security Cluster brand, as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, within 5 to 10 years as:

  • a sustainable national resource for cyber security education, testing, risk analysis, penetration testing, and independent verification
  • the primary host for cyber security events and demonstrations
  • a cyber security business incubator
  • a proactive and trusted repository of cyber security information

a magnet for students wishing to obtain degrees and certifications in cyber security technologies

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Funding and Charge…

Funded in 2012 by The Maine Technology Institute, MEIF, and Business and Industry to addresslimitations within the Maine workforce and enhance economic development in IT for a three-year period .

Increaseresearch and development and cyber security workforce education

Develop the Cluster to be self-sustaining at the conclusion of the grant.

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Cyber Security Laboratory

The first in Maine, as a shared and secure testing and evaluation environment

Will allow private and public entities to refine their technology infrastructures and code on the fly

The laboratory is one of three areas of MCSC

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Current Active Partners and Relationships

Federal and State Government Involvement

Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Admiral William Leigher (Pentagon)

US Secret Service and the Maine State Police

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OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT

2ndAnnual Conference: State of IT in Maine

Save the Date!

November 8, 2013

Abromson Center

University of Southern Maine

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STUDENT FOCUS & INVOLVEMENT

  • A strong commitment to theeducation of students in the area of Cyber Security is of primary importance.
  • Student organization: Cyber Security Organization (CSO) at USM
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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

  • Network Security andEthics
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Network Security
  • Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Ethics in Computer Science
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Dave, Melissa, and Kim will talk about the CSO, the Anti-Hacker Toolkits, and the Small Business Cyber Security Guide that grew out of courses at USM.

STUDENT PRESENTATION

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