Tag «Cybersecurity»

Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

MCC celebrates new cybersecurity lab and the program’s national recognition

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s new state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30. The growing program’s headquarters aims to be “the region’s premier center for information technology and cybersecurity education and training,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at the event. The new 2,000-square-foot lab contains computers, workstations, a 24-person conference table and, …

MCC named National Center of Academic Excellence for cybersecurity program

Metropolitan Community College has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for its cybersecurity program. MCC joins about 200 other U.S. colleges and universities with that top-tier designation, among them just 70 two-year colleges. The Centers of Academic Excellence program is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and …