CyberWatch West actively works to address the limited resources at community colleges by developing innovative curriculum on cybersecurity and related topics. Many of the curricula developed with support from CyberWatch West help faculty meet emerging needs in cybersecurity education.
For example, Whatcom Community College (the lead institution for CyberWatch West) has received many requests for information about its Industrial Control Systems Security course from other colleges, and the utilities industry has also expressed significant interest. In response, CyberWatch West contracted with George Mason University School to reconfigure its graduate-level course "Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: The Cyber Dimension" for community colleges.
Subject matter experts from around the United States contributed to the revised course, and "Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" is now available for free download by college faculty. The original George Mason University course is also available for download through the CyberWatch West website.