Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposium (3CS)

Regional & National


In May 2022, the National CyberWatch Center announced the reformulation of the annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) to become one of several symposia within multiple regional and a national Cybersecurity Capabilities and Career Symposia (3CS).

The 3CS expansion, eventually to all 10 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regions, will provide many more opportunities for attendees by addressing a significant impediment to participation in vital capacity building programs – the cost and time commitment for travel to the conference location. The best programs and events at each regional event will be awarded a slot at the national annual conference, along with nationally-oriented programming, such as the annual meetings of the National Cybersecurity Student Association and the annual meeting of the hubs (nonprofits) and spokes (universities and colleges) involved in National CyberWatch’s Skill Up to Scale Up and Cyber Ready Professionals programs for workforce training and student resident internships, respectively.

Upcoming Event Dates
2024 Southwest 3CS – September 27-28th, 2024 – Register HERE
2024 Midwest 3CS – Fall 2024 – Dates TBD
2024 Westcoast 3CS – Dates TBD
2024 Caribbean 3CS – Dates TBD

Penn State Schuylkil, Student Chapter
Dr. Joseph Squillace and his students recieved a student chapter travel stipend (hotel, flight/miles) to attend our 2022, Mid-Atlantic Cybersecurity Capabilities and Careers Symposium (MA3CS) at Prince George Community College in Largo, MD. If your are a faculty or a student who is interested in presenting at one of our regional or national conferences, contact Gus Hinojosa Jr. at Student Chapters and their faculty will have 1st priority for the travel stipends. Sign up below!

3CS Call for Presentation Proposals

Submit your presentation proposal for regional or national events.

Resister for 2024 Southwest 3CS

September 27-28th, 2024. For more information contact Dr. David Tobey at

Southwest 3CS Flyer

Download the 2024 Southwest 3CS Flyer

Volunteer at the 2024 Southwest 3CS

Interested in volunteering? Click on the link to sign-up.

Why Symposia?
Symposia is the plural form of symposium. Each 3CS includes a symposium in each of the five areas below.

Community College Cyber Symposium

Cybersecurity Science and Practice Symposium

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Symposium

Cyber Education and Careers Symposium

Cyber Competition, Games, and Simulations Symposium