The NC Center for Cybersecurity

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity, a 501(c)3 organization, accelerate regional economic development through applied cybersecurity to foster economic development. It will also position North Carolina as a leader in cybersecurity workforce development at the community level to help existing businesses meet the global demand for a more secure supply chain. Regional hubs across the state, operating under the umbrella of the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC), will concentrate on:

  • Workforce development aimed at training students and retraining the local workforce to solve practical cybersecurity problems and help companies seeking a consistent supply of cybersecurity talent across multiple disciplines.
  • Public, private, and academic collaboration focused on developing practical solutions to commercial cybersecurity problems that match each region’s economic strengths.

March 2020 - Monthly Chapter Meeting

When - Monday, March 9th @ 6-8PM Location - 500 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 - 4th Floor

Cost - FREE EVENT (dinner included)

Topic - Cyber Capacity Building: A Sports-Based Workforce Initiative Registration - Chapter Meeting Registration


How a good idea for an information sharing demonstration project around a sporting event became what was described as “lightning in a bottle”. And that is that learning about cyber remains, for many, a niche discipline best left for the computer science crowd. Yet, by introducing a cyber activity around Olympics and major sports events, Sports-ISAO has learned that the “Elixir of Sport” is a powerful catalyst for growing participation, attracting partners, and producing useful cyber threat intelligence.


Doug DePeppe has practiced multidisciplinary cyberlaw since 2004 while serving in cyber operations offices in the US Government, in the US Military, and in private practice. He served on the White House 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review as part of the Lawyers Working Group in 2009. He holds a Master of Laws degree with a focus on national security law and cyberlaw from The George Washington University Law School, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He also serves as Board President of the Cyber Resilience Institute, and leads its Sports-ISAO Program Office; and in 2018, he was inducted into the Information Sharing Hall of Fame.

EVENT SPONSOR: Cyber Resilience Institute - Sports-ISAO

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Roundtable Event

What Every NC Business Needs to Know About Nat'l Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA) Section 889 - The NEW Supply Chain Rule Regarding Selling & Using Chinese Products & Components

Wed., April 1st, 2020 from 6pm-8pm | REGISTER HERE | 500 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC - 4th Floor Space

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The program is suitable for all businesses, whether or not they are federal contractors. The business sector, state and local contractors who work on any federally funded contracts, ethics or compliance officers and any corporate business leader, large or small should attend.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AGENDA: The North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC) is proposing a nexus of cooperation among the universities, business leaders and cybersecurity experts to inform themselves of the Ban on the Use of Foreign Components in Supply Chain and to begin discussions on an awareness campaign, advocacy for businesses and a framework for solution and response to the ban to Congress. It might seem that telecommunications might be the main or only business vertically affected by this ban, but it affects all companies that use or purchase any components banned by the prohibition.

Data Privacy | Contract Law | Cybersecurity

9am - 4pm EST -- Includes Breakfast & Lunch Onsite -- 500 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC

Thurs., April 30th, 2020 - Register Here - 6 hr workshop Wed., July 15th, 2020 - Register Here - 6 hr workshop

Wed., Sept 30th, 2020 - Register Here - 6 hr workshop Thurs., Jan 19th, 2021 - Register Here - 6 hr workshop

Sign up for one of our Privacy l Contract Law l Cybersecurity CLE workshops. Hear about recent developments in the U.S. Data privacy law, data breach notification, the legal role in supply chain security, In-House issues in cybersecurity, criminal law in cyberspace and the special needs of small business, non-profit and government clients. Also, spend an hour discussing the ethical responsibilities of attorneys after a data breach. CLE CREDIT HOURS - NC STATE BOARD APPROVED!

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Session Held By: Threat Sketch | Peter McClelland – In-House Counsel l Esq. & CIPP/US

Coming Soon! 2020 - CISSP Review

Agenda & Several Sessions under Scheduling Review at NCCC *Location, Dates & Times - To Be Announced

This series of events will help you prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam. The review group is ideal for people that are almost ready to take the CISSP exam and want an instructor led review group environment to ask pointed questions for challenging topics. Those brand new to the concept of CISSP should also consider attending the series to establish relationships with mentors and have access to local resources for assistance while learning the course material required for the CISSP exam.

Would you like more information about this event? Is your organization interested in sponsoring or being one of the trainers for the CISSP Review?

Regional Frameworks

The North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity will begin working immediately with the Piedmont Triad to build and test a flexible framework for public, private, and academic collaboration that can be adopted and modified to fit other regions. Other North Carolina regions are encouraged to participate alongside the Piedmont Triad as founding, benchmark communities. The framework will evolve based on community input, but the current vision includes:

  • Facilitating the delivery of secure products and services to meet the growing, worldwide demand for secure-by-design solutions is one example of how the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity will benefit the Piedmont Triad’s manufacturing, biotechnology, transportation, and logistics industries. These, and dozens of other local industries, need novel solutions to shared cybersecurity problems like managing third party cyber risk and defending against nation-state attacks on our economic capabilities.
  • Having trained staff to implement cybersecurity solutions is another shared problem. Bringing academic and private sector leaders together helps keep college and university programs aligned with current and future industry needs. It will also facilitate the development of hands-on training programs that allow students to get practical experience to augment their academic knowledge.
  • The North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity’s role is to facilitate discussions between captains of industry, academic leaders, and government officials around key topics like those mentioned above. Through state and federal connections, additional expertise and resources can be brought to bear on the toughest of problems.

Cyber On Main

At the federal level, a new public-private partnership is beginning to take shape. Cyber on Main’s goal is to offer support for community based cybersecurity initiatives that address nation-scale problems like building regional capacity to counter systemic risk, a problem that is best tackled through cooperative community and regional programs. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA, which is part of Homeland Security) are supportive of the intent and concept of Cyber on Main and they are working through legal channels for a formal request for assistance.

A founder of the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity was a signatory to the formal request and is working closely with representatives from CISA to shape this national program that supports community-based cybersecurity programs. Through this relationship, the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity and its regional hubs will provide a model for other communities across the nation.