save the date flyer


  • October 13, 2017 – 2017 Regional Cybersecurity Conference: Cybersecurity and the Internet of Everything, Thomas Nelson Community College, Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton, VA. Click here to view the flyer.
  • October 27, 2017 – HRCyber Workforce and Economic Development Summit, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 8th Annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo, November 7-8, 2017, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio. For more registration and information click here.
  • Thomas Nelson Community College 2018 Regional Cybersecurity Conference, Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Old Dominion University, CyberOPS 2018 Capture the Flag, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Old Dominion University, CyberOPS 2018 Conference, Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 2018 NICE Conference and Expo, Miami, Florida, November 6-7, 2018
  • Events


    ODU Cyber Ops 2017 Research Symposium. September 22-23, 2017, Webb Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

    TNCC-ODU Cybersecurity Articulation Agreement signing Ceremony, April 21, 2017, Thomas Nelson Community College, Moore Hall, 9:00-10:00

    TCC-ODU Cybersecurity Articulation Agreement signing ceremony, February 8, 2017, Richmond, VA

    DACUM Workshop, December 13-14, 2016,
    Peninsula Workforce Development Center, Hampton, Virginia

    NICE Conference, October 31-November 3, 2016,
    Kansas City, MO

    Event 2

    Cyber Saturday… Go to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium homepage for details. March 11, 2017 (Peninsula Workforce Development Center) and March 25, 2017 (Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center)

    Cyber Counselor Workshop, February 23, 2017, ODU Peninsula Center, Hampton, VA. Go to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium homepage for details.


    • September 14, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • August 17, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • July 20, 2017, 11:00-4:00, HRCyber Meeting and NICE site visit, ODU, Norfolk, VA
    • June 15, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • May 18, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • April 21, 2017, 10:00-11:30, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Thomas Nelson Community College, Moore Hall
    • March 16, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • February 23, 2017, 11:00-1:00, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • January 19, 2017, HRCyber Meeting, ODU Peninsula Center, Hampton, VA
    • December 16, 2016, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, Teleconference
    • November 21, 2016, HRCyber Steering Committee Meeting, ODU Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    • October 17, 2016, HRCyber Kick-off meeting, Perry Library Learning Commons, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

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    About Us

    Project Objective

    HR Cyber will align regional educational and skills development offering to the workforce practices and activities of business and non-profit organization within the Hampton Roads region, with the specific goal of supporting local economic development and job growth via establishment of a multi-stakeholder Alliance. The Alliance will focus on leveraging the existing NICE framework and its detailed taxonomy and cyber skills classification schema, addressing cyber workforce needs, training providers conforming to NICE Framework, and increasing the pipeline of students pursuing cybersecurity careers.


    Recent News:

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    ODU to Offer on-Campus, Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity:

    Warner and Kaine Announce $1 Million in Scholarships for ODU Cybersecurity Students:

    Regent University Hosts Inaugural Cybersecurity Summit:

    Thomas Nelson Community College’s cybersecurity program gets national designation:

    Thomas Nelson Hosts 2017 Hampton Roads Regional Cybersecurity conference:

    Infosec Superman – Dan Bowden:

    NOVA and ODU Sign Guaranteed Transfer and Cybersecurity Agreements:

    News: Brian Payne & Daniel DeMarte: Joining forces to secure cyber infrastructure

    Feb 19 | 2017

    Virginia Pilot Guest Columnist – Brian Payne & Daniel DeMarte: Joining forces to secure cyber infrastructure.

    News: TCC-ODU Cybersecurity Articulation Agreement

    Feb 8 | 2017

    Governor Terry McAuliffe and representatives from secondary education, higher education, business, non-profits, HRCyber, the General Assembly, and the governor’s cabinet attended the signing of an articulation agreement between Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College.
    More information about the agreement,click here,here and here.
    Governor of Virginia flickr – Photos of signing ceremony

    News: HRCyber Partner Scholarship Update

    Nov 15 | 2016

    Tidewater Community College is partnering with Norfolk State University to recruit the inaugural student for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program, funded by National Science Foundation.
    For applications and more information, email Robert Guess at The application deadline is Nov.28.
    More information about scholarship,click here.

    News: White House releases plan to boost cyber workforce

    Jul 12 | 2016

    This is an article about the White House announcing the release of the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

    News: Op-Ed: The Time Is Now to Prevent a Cybersecurity Workforce Crisis

    Jun 8 | 2016

    This is an Op-ed in US News and World Report by President of Intelligence, Information and Services at Raytheon Company.

    Article: ODU Awarded NSA Grant to Develop Cybersecurity Program

    June | 2017

    Article: Engineering the workforce: Virginia’s universities adapt to provide sought-after skills

    June 30 | 2017

    Article: Pathway to careers: College’s mission is to take students ‘as far as they want to go'

    June 30 | 2017

    Article: TCC, Norfolk State partner to offer $100,000 cybersecurity scholarship.

    Nov 17 | 2016

    This article This article highlights the partnership between TCC and NSU (both HRCyber partners) in offering a 3-year cybersecurity scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation, CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program worth more than $100,000.

    Article: Resolving the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

    Oct | 2016

    This article discusses potential approaches to resolving the cybersecurity talent storage. It is in the October 2016 issue of the ISSA Journal.

    Article: TCC joins new Virginia Tech cyber education initiative

    Sep 22 | 2016

    TCC joining the VT cyber education initiative.

    Article: TCC academic program in cybersecurity receives national security designation

    May 19 | 2016

    This article announces TCC being named as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by NSA and DHS.

    HRCyber are in the news!

    ODU Study and Summit focuses on cybersecurity industry needs

    Oct | 2017

    ODU-Led Cybersecurity Grant has Eager Hampton Roads Partners

    Sep | 2016

    This is the article announcing the grant and establishment of HRCyber.

    Old Dominion wins U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to Spearhead Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education Effort

    Sep | 2016

    This is the first article announcing the awarding of the grant.

    RAMPS 2016 Grant Awardees

    Sep | 2016

    NICE announcement for the RAMPS 2016 Grant Awardees

    HRCyber Partners

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