Center for Cyber Education
Computer Technology Department
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is defined as using a particular set of skills, tools, and techniques to protect networks, data, and programs from attacks or unauthorized access.
Why Study Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is in high demand and cyber security professionals are needed in all industries. The more technology advances and changes, threats and attacks will continue to increase, and so will the need for professionals. According to Forbes magazine, the cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $75 billion to $170 billion by 2020. If you are thinking about a field of study now is the time to consider a career in cybersecurity.
CAE Virtual Career Fair 2020
The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is hosting the fourth annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by the
National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the
National Science Foundation (NSF)
, on September 4, 2020, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm PT.
Click here for more information.
Safer Internet Day
February 11, 2020, is Safer Internet Day
We encourage everyone to practice safe internet habits. For more information visit the
South Texas Cybersecurity Series
"Shedding Light on the Dark Web"
LC faculty, Tekuani Perez and Ray Fuentes, will be participating in a cybersecurity community outreach endeavor this Thursday – it’s a collaborative event with LISD, UISD, LC, and MileOne.
IC3 Issues Alert on Ransomware
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on ransomware threats to U.S. businesses and organizations.
LC and CT Department unveil new Cybersecurity Institute
Laredo College along with the Computer Technology Department invited the community to their grand opening of the new Cybersecurity Institute.
Faculty & Staff - strategizing in the Cybersecurity Institute
Cybersecurity experts agree that data breaches are a matter of when, not if. Are you ready?
EC-Council Sponsors Cybersecurity Competition
Laredo College would like to thank EC-Council Academia for sponsoring once again the cybersecurity competition on April 18, 2019. The competition took place during the Lamar Bruni Vergara Cybersecurity Conference Event. EC-Council awarded 2 scholarships to the winners of the competition.
NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Designation Ceremony
The LC Computer Technology flew across the country to the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Designation Ceremony in order to receive a much deserved recognition. Photographed are LC Computer Technology Employees, Bradford Willke from the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security and Diane Janosek from the National Security Agency.
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Challenges for Medical Cybersecurity
Challenges for Medical Cybersecurity: Understanding the Current Crisis, Emergent Technologies, and Developing Risk Management Strategies that Reward Getting it Right.
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Center of Academic Excellence Recognition
Laredo College gets recognized for its Center of Academic Excellence designation. Laredo College is one of seven Texas colleges to receive this national designation.
Cybersecurity Awareness Talks
All organizations, whether public or private, are encouraged to dissipate cybersecurity awarness to the general public. Laredo Community College is not the exception. The college works very hard with many of the local institutions to inform the public of the new cybersecurity attacks and threats, and how to avoid becoming a victim of them. From sponsoring a cybersecurity club to presentations and conferences, Laredo Community College is always looking for new ways to promote awareness.
Upward Bound Cybersecurity Sessions
Students from Upward Bound Program at Laredo College attended the first of three Cybersecurity Awareness Sessions. Students learned different methods of encryption and engaged in an encryption activity to win prizes. The sessions were conducted by the Computer Technology department.
- Computer Information Systems With Specialization in Network and Cyber Security Technology (A.A.S.)
- Computer Information Systems With Specialization in Network and Cyber Security Technology (1 Semester)
- Computer Information Systems With Specialization in Network and Cyber Security Technology (1-year)
LC Cybersecurity Club
Club Name: Cybersecurity Specialists
Members: Caleb Lopez, Daniel Salinas, Alfredo Gonzalez III, Bryan Solis, Johnathan Royster, Alberto Duarte, Sasha Samiento, Nestor R. Serrato (Advisor/Sponsor).
Learn More About the Club
LC announces partnership with Texas A&M
Laredo College is honored to announce that the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust has awarded the college with a donation geared towards students pursuing a career in the Cybersecurity Program.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity
This publication describes the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), a reference structure that describes the interdisciplinary nature of the cybersecurity work. It serves as a fundamental reference
resource for describing and sharing information about cybersecurity work and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to complete tasks that can strengthen the cybersecurity posture of an organization. As a common, consistent lexicon that categorizes and describes
cybersecurity work, the NICE Framework improves communication about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. The NICE Framework is a reference source from which organizations or sectors can develop additional publications or tools that meet their needs
to define or provide guidance on different aspects of cybersecurity workforce development, planning, training, and education.
Cyber Defense Resources