Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

LLCC received the prestigious Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-2Y) certificate on Nov. 20. Representing LLCC, Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, accepted the award in Phoenix, Ariz. To date, LLCC is only one of four community colleges in Illinois to receive such a  designation. It is awarded after meeting rigorous requirements set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CAE-2Y designation reflects LLCC’s commitment to educate and prepare cybersecurity professionals who reduce vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure.
Having met the criteria for measuring the depth and maturity of established programs in the field of Cyber Defense Education Lincoln Land Community College is hereby designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education for the path of Associate in Applied Science, Computer Systems-Networking Track through academic year 2023. This certificate is presented in recognition of significant contributions in support of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): Building a Digital Nation by broadening the pool of skilled workers with cyber defense expertise capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation, and ultimately contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure. Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security and Paul M. Nakasone, General, U.S. Army, Director, NSADr. Carmen Allen accepted award.

Lucinda Caughey panelist for Oct. 16 presentation in “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” series

Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science at LLCC; Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Deptartment of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department will serve as panelists at “Pants on Fire” this Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. The presentation is the second in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.