CCI is Heavily Engaged in Cyber Certification and Outreach

NIST 800-171 Compliance (Partnered with USM)
NIST_logo graphic Working with the DoD Office of Economic Adjustment and partnered with USM, CCI has been developing a training tool to assist Mississippi Defense Contractors comply with NIST 800-171 standards as mandated in the Defense Federal Acquisition Requirement Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012. We have created a training tool and are prototyping it with Mississippi defense contractors. CCI is also delivering the training to accompany use of the tool. A prototype of this tool may be found at: http://web.cse.msstate.edu/~hamilton/NIST/.
DOD 8140 Information Assurance Workforce Training, Certification and Workforce Management
The National Security Agency has supported CCI in delivering DoD 8140 certification training to the National Guard. As observed by the DoD CIO’s office, cyber training for the National Guard is a “twofer” in that it not only enhances the cyber readiness of DoD but the guardsmen bring those same cyber skills back to their civilian careers. CCI has prepared and delivered training to support the following certifications:
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Security+
  • Certified Information Security Management (CISM)
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Engaging the Mississippi Delta in CyberCorps
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supporting MSU’s efforts to better prepare Mississippi Valley State University students for government service by early engagement in Federally recognized cyber certificate programs. We developed an exportable Security+ study program that will significantly reduce the up-front cost for students to certify. Security+ certified MVSU graduates will be more competitive to enter the Federal Civil Service as well as positions in the private sector.
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