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Passionate about connecting with others and helping our community, College of Western Idaho invites all to participate in a variety of cybersecurity events and activities organized, co-organized, and sponsored by the College's Cyber Defense Center, partners, and other institutions. 

Upcoming CWI Events & Activities

Cybersecurity Awareness Training 

Increase your awareness in cybersecurity by participating in a free, online training provided through Amazon. This 15-minute training covers secure communication, data classification, phishing, physical security, social engineering, data privacy, third-party/application security, laptop standards, data protection, and acceptable use.

All current College of Western Idaho (CWI) students are encouraged to participate in the training and can do so by visiting myCommons in Blackboard. Others interested in participating can do so directly through Amazon. A certificate may be downloaded upon completion of the training.

CWI Students: Earn your Cybersecurity Badge
Participate in Amazon's Cybersecurity Awareness Course

Spring FISSEA Online Forum

Join in on the spring FISSEA forum to learn about policy and programmatic updates, exchange of best practices, and engage in discussions with members of the Federal Information Security community. 

Tuesday, May 17
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual event

Register for FISSEA Forum

Cyber Summer Camp 2022

Cyber Summer Camp logoInterested in gaining hands-on experience in information technology and cybersecurity this summer? BSU's Cyber Operations and Resilience Program (CORe) along with CWI, Cybercore Integration Center and Dennis Technical Education Center are hosting a Cyber Summer Camp for junior high and high school students grades 7-12 to provide students the basics of information technology and cybersecurity.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • learn what is inside a computer
  • install an operating system
  • build a network 
  • learn what a cyber blue team does

July 18 - 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Boise State University RUCH Engineering Building
Cost $150 (scholarships available)
Lunch provided
Application deadline is June 3

Register for Cybercore Summer Camp

Need More Info?

Assistant Dean
  • Cyber Defense Center Interim Director