What is C5?

Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5) is an NSF-funded project to support the creation of a nationwide network of community colleges that have met national standards in cybersecurity education, producing more and better-prepared graduates for the workforce, and ultimately leading to a more secure nation. Read more >>

Upcoming Developments: Cyber Curriculum

At the beginning of 2018, the C5 project is augmenting its cybersecurity modules to make them more useful for community college faculty. Dr. Matt Bishop, a professor of computer science at the University of California Davis, is leading efforts to develop a Linux primer to be added to the Secure Scripting module. Dr. Christian Servin, an associate professor in computer science at El Paso Community College, and others are working on creating a Python version of the entire module, scheduled to be released in February 2018. 

Also in progress is a curriculum alignment guide to national standards, which will map the modules to the College Board AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course, the NSA CAE/2Y Knowledge Units, and the ACM Computer Science Curricular Guidelines. C5 leadership plans to complete the alignment guide in February.