- Academic Departments
- Information Systems Technology
- Cybersecurity Center
- Industry Involvement
Industry Advisory Board
Under the Ohio Region Cybersecurity Technician Training Pipeline Grant Project (DUE: 1501194), Columbus State convened an industry advisory board to focus specifically on cybersecurity. The advisory group held its first meeting in 2016 to provide insights and feedback for the College’s Cybersecurity AAS degree.
In addition to providing validation for the Cybersecurity degree, the Industry Advisor Board has been involved in the College’s plans to become a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-DC) as well as in various summer programming and outreach initiatives.
Advisory Board Members
The Cybersecurity Advisory Board includes representation from the following Central Ohio companies and institutions:
Columbus State Advanced Technological Education projects have created, piloted, and launched an effective new model for an “accelerated Developing a Curriculum (DACUM)” known as a Job Skills Analysis with Compression Planning. This model was piloted in the ATE project entitled Building an Academic Pathway for Industrial Engineering Operations Technicians (1400452).
A trained facilitator led a small group of industry representatives who generated, categorized, and rank ordered the roles, responsibilities, and major tasks of cybersecurity technicians. The group further identified the general skills, soft skills, and specialized equipment used by these technicians. The Compression Planning method proved to be a highly-effective and efficient process in extracting necessary job skills data and information from key industry partners in hours rather than days. Faculty used this information to craft a job description of a cybersecurity technician which became the basis for curriculum development.
The results of this job skills analysis are summarized in the following document: