Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity


The goal of the Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity at 希德 Community College is to proactively increase our understanding of robust information assurance and cyber defense technology, policy and practices that will enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practice.


希德 Community College has been 设计ated by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) and is a member of the CAE in Cybersecurity Community.


The 希德 Community College’s CAE vision is to:

  • Provide a program that is committed to excellence in the field of Cyber Defense education.
  • Strengthen the cybersecurity workforce by providing Cyber Defense education through certifications and an Associate of Applied Science degree program.
  • Build an effective education pathway model with K-12 schools to encourage 学生 at an early age to enter cybersecurity fields of study.
  • Provide the Nation with a pipeline of qualified 学生 poised to become the future skilled technical workforce.
  • Continuously improve the quality of its Cyber Defense Education program, 课程, 教师, 学生, and other institutions.

Community Engagement

The Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity at 希德 Community College strives to promote cybersecurity awareness not only to 学生 and employees at 大学 but also to our community. Using webinars, career fairs, campus visits, being advisory board members, providing non-academic cybersecurity courses, 展示了, and other activities the center connects and informs the public of the importance of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Program of Study

The Cybersecurity Technology option offers training in the areas of confidentiality, 完整性, and availability in information security. Students will learn to install, 设计, 管理, 操作, 计划, and troubleshoot a secure information technology infrastructure.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from 希德 Community College.

    Cybersecurity Resources and 新闻

    Below are various cybersecurity and government sites that provide information on cybersecurity as well as list some of the agencies and organizations responsible for securing the United States.

    希德 CC 新闻 and 事件

    8月. 2, 2022 – 大卫罗斯 presents with Jamie Gruich of MGCCC at the MCCB Summer Conference. The presentation covered IST 课程, including Cyber Security Technology.

    July 27–28, 2022 – VP Sherry Bellmon attends the NCAE-C Executive Leadership Forum on the Harrison County Campus of MGCCC.

    June 12-16, 2022 – 希德 student, Mariah Taylor, travels to Las Vegas after being selected to Cisco’s “Dream Team” to support Cisco Live! While at the conference, Mariah earns her CCNA certification!

    June 2, 2022 – 希德 Community College receives NSA Program of Study validation approval for Cyber Security Technology (AAS).

    April 28, 2022 – Cyber Security Technology student, Rebekah Olsen, is awarded a Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship, which is powered by the Last Mile Education Fund.

    April 28, 2022 – 希德 Community College holds its 4th Annual Cybersecurity Showcase. John Prystupa and Michael Spotts tied for 1st place. Andrew Lindsey took 2nd place. Jonathan Berch took 3rd place.

    March 23–April 13, 2022 – Several volunteer 学生 help configure and install network equipment for a non-profit organization, the 杰克逊 Resource Center. The 学生 worked with a firewall security appliance, 路由器, and switches, while also implementing VLANs for network security.

    2月. 25, 2022 – 希德 CC instructors, 吉姆Dismuke and 詹姆斯·芬奇, provide cybersecurity information to 学生 at the Richland Career Fair.

    2月. 18, 2022 – 希德 hosts the Mississippi Vex Robotics State Championship at the Clyde Muse Center. The Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity maintained a booth to provide Cybersecurity awareness information to attendees.

    希德 CC Competitions
    1. Wireless Security Quiz Bowl – This event is held during the fall semester.
    2. Cybersecurity Showcase Competition – This event is held during the spring semester.

    All 希德 学生 are encouraged to participate in these events. For exact dates, please contact the Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity director.

    教师 & Industry Support

    Advisory Board Statement & 成员

    希德 Community College is grateful to have high-quality and supportive Advisory Board members, who volunteer their expertise and time to provide guidance for the advancement of the center, 学生, 大学, and community.

    • Ryan Allen – ConvergeOne
    • Jerry Ballard – ERDC
    • Steven Blanchard – Mississippi Lottery Commission
    • Terry Carr – 希德 Community College / Retired
    • Rigobelto Cedeno – Lithic LLC
    • JoAnn Cooper – 希德 Community College / Retired
    • Scott Donnan – Mississippi Lottery Commission
    • 山姆·法瑞尔 – Sanderson Farms
    • Jake Hampton – TechSystems, USA
    • Jeff Holland – ERDC
    • James McNair – Trustmark National Bank
    • Roderick Parker – Apple
    • Mark Scutch – Amazon
    • Ryan Stephens – Upton Technologies
    • Jeff Walters – AT&T
    教师 成员
    Full-Time 教师
    • Nishuta Anugu
    • 吉姆Dismuke
    • 詹姆斯·芬奇
    • 大卫罗斯
    Adjunct 教师
    • Rigobelto Cedeno
    • Justin Eaves
    • 山姆·法瑞尔
    • Jake Hampton
    • Bryan Keller
    • James McNair


    Connect With Us

    Whether you are a current student, potential student, member of the community, in the IT field, or work in a private or public entity, we want to connect with you. If you are interested, want more information, or desire to take part with us, please contact:

    Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Director and Point of 联系