The Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) sets standards for digital evidence processing, analysis, and diagnostics for any DoD investigation that requires computer forensic support to detect, enhance, or recover digital media, including audio and video. The center assists in criminal, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and fraud investigations of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs) and DoD counterintelligence activities. It also supports safety investigations and Inspector General and commander-directed inquiries. DC3 aids in meeting intelligence community document exploitation objectives from a criminal law enforcement forensics and counterintelligence perspective. DC3 provides computer investigation training to forensic examiners, investigators, system administrators, and any other DoD members who must ensure Defense information systems are secure from unauthorized use, criminal and fraudulent activities, and foreign intelligence service exploitation. DC3 remains on the leading edge of computer technologies and techniques through research, development, testing, and evaluation applied to digital evidence processing and computer forensic analysis; and by partnering with governmental, academic, and private industry computer security officials.
The SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) Institute is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - Internet Storm Center. SANS is also a sponsor in the Center for Strategic & International Studies US Cyber Challenge.
The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Threats (IMPACT) is the first global public-private initiative against cyber-threats. IMPACT is dedicated to bringing together governments, industry leaders and cybersecurity experts to enhance the global community's capacity to prevent, defend and respond to cyber threats.
The International Council of Electronic
Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a world leader in Information Security Certification
and Training. With over 450 training locations for it's information security courses in over
60 countries, it is a world leader in technical training and certification for the Information
Security community. It is a trusted source for vendor neutral Information Security training
With a history of educating business leaders since 1916, the
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School specializes in creating innovative
programs that anticipate and reflect global business trends. The School also draws upon the
strengths of other Johns Hopkins schools, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, the Whiting School of Engineering,
and the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
CyberWatch (CW) is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on building and maintaining a stronger information assurance workforce. Consortium participants collaborate to share best practices, methodologies, curricula, and course modules and materials. It is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center, headquartered at Prince George's Community College, and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CyberWatch goals are focused on information assurance (IA) education at all levels, from elementary through graduate school, but especially the community college level, and include curriculum development, faculty professional development, student development, career pathways, and public awareness.
Cyber Security Challenge UK is a program of national challenges, designed by experts, to identify and nurture the UK's future cyber security workforce. Established by a management consortium of key figures in cyber security, it will test the nation's cyber skills, excite and inspire entrants to develop their talents, and clarify and enable pathways to the increasingly challenging and diverse range of cyber security jobs.