International Non-Profit Cyber Institute Named as an NGO Partner with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Cyber Institute has recently been assessed and approved as a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Partner. USAID selectively partners with development organizations working to make sustainable changes in local communities and around the world. Taylor Vance of the Cyber... - June 07, 2022

International NGO and U.S. Nonprofit Cyber Institute Condemns Invasion and Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine

The Cyber Institute joins the United Nations and the Global Research Community in condemning Russia's war against Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is worsening as Russia’s actions continue to involve innocent civilians as casualties through increasing indiscriminate shelling and... - May 14, 2022

Cyber Institute a Named Signatory of the United Nations Civil Society Declaration

At the United Nation’s 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Cyber Institute became a signatory of the UN Civil Society Declaration... - March 05, 2022

Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to a Cyber Nonprofit That Hopes to Reach Youth Impacted by COVID

Walmart has awarded the Cyber Institute a Community Grant to help the nonprofit collaborate with partners to develop programs to ensure greater inclusion of youth and minorities towards STEM education and cybersecurity careers. Walmart said their award represents a commitment to giving back to the... - February 19, 2022

International NGO Provides Cyber Policy and Workforce Development Expertise to the United Nations

The United Nations has appointed members of the Cyber Institute as U.S. delegates to the U.N.’s International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes. Taylor Rodriguez Vance will speak (virtually) in New York at the convention... - January 12, 2022

Today’s Youth Key to Addressing Global Cybersecurity Threats Tomorrow

The Center for Women and Minorites at the Cyber Institute’s Executive Director, Taylor Rodriguez Vance was invited by the United Nations Association of the United States of America and Necessities for Children to speak during their Cyber Tech for Teens: CyberSafety & CyberSecurity event. - September 11, 2021

Nonprofit Has Special Consultive International NGO Status Renewed by the United Nations

The Cyber Institute, a U.S. nonprofit that focuses on “learning globally and serving locally,” has been re-designated as an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with Special Consultive Status with the United Nations. Special Consultive Status allows the Cyber Institue to... - August 27, 2021

Increased Research and Advocacy Needed to Address Global Cybersecurity Issues Discussed at Cyber Cooperative Summit

CRDF Global (Civilian Research and Development Foundation) invited Cyber Institute’s Executive Director’s to participate as speakers and panelists during their Cyber Cooperative Summit. The Cyber Cooperative Summit is an annual global event hosted in cooperation with the U.S. Department... - August 20, 2021

Overcoming Obstacles That Women Face in the Cybersecurity Workforce

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides comprehensive support to Ukraine in cybersecurity through a 4-year project USAID Ukraine "Cybersecurity of critically important infrastructure of Ukraine." This project is aimed at strengthening Ukraine's cyber attitude... - July 07, 2021

Cyber Nonprofit Executives Appointed as Committee Members at the Cloud Security Alliance

Cyber Institute’s Executive Director for the Center for Women and Minorites, Taylor Rodriguez Vance, and Executive Director for the Center for Cyber Risk Research and Policy, Andrew Vance were recently appointed as Committee Members by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). CSA said they established... - May 17, 2021

Cyber Institute and Wisconsin 4-H Enter Into a Partnership to Provide Free Virtual Coding Programs for Youth Affected by COVID-19

The Cyber Institute and Wisconsin 4-H, an Extension of University of Wisconsin - Madison, have entered into a partnership agreement to bring new STEM+Computing programs for youth across the state of Wisconsin. Executive Directors Taylor Rodriguez Vance and Andrew Vance of the Cyber Institute met... - August 04, 2020

Cyber Institute and Building for Kids Children's Museum, Partner to Provide New STEM+C Programs Starting 2020

The Cyber Institute and Building for Kids Children's Museum have entered into a partnership agreement to bring new STEM+Computing programs for youth in Northeast Wisconsin. Executive Directors Taylor Rodriguez Vance and Andrew Vance of the Cyber Institute met with the Executive Director of the... - April 12, 2020

Cyber and STEM Nonprofit Works to Create Career and Educational Opportunities for Women and Minorities

Cyber Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and international NGO that advises government and industry on matters related to cyber policy, pathways into the workforce, and cyber education curriculum. The nonprofit executives moved to Appleton in Dececember 2018 to be closer to family. They have since... - April 11, 2020

Cyber Institute Receives Best Cyber Security Education Initiative - USA

The Cyber Institute received the 2019 US Business News Best Cyber Security Education Initiative - USA for programs to help reduce barriers into cybersecurity and STEM related careers by advancing traditional and non-traditional pathways; for women and minorities in particular. By increasing access... - February 28, 2020

Local Nonprofit Leader Selected as a Role Model for Women and Minorities Pursuing STEM and Cyber Education and Careers

The Cyber Institute is proud to announce that their Executive Director for the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce Taylor Rodriguez Vance, was featured as part of NBC’s “Unstoppable Women” series by Telemundo for their March Women’s History Month. Taylor... - February 19, 2020

Cyber Institute Discuss Cyber Programs for Youth and Young Adults in Wisconsin with Representative Amanda Stuck

The nonprofit recently met with Representative Amanda Stuck (D-WI) to discuss cyber and STEM programs for youth and young adults in Wisconsin. Executive Director for the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce at the Cyber Institute, Taylor Rodriguez Vance said, “Our nonprofit... - January 17, 2020

Mayoral Candidate Discusses STEM+C Career Exploration with Cyber Nonprofit

Cyber Institute met with Wisconsin Mayoral candidate Jeremy Scholz to discuss his position on community-based programs for youth and young adults ( Scholz, 38, is an... - December 27, 2019

Cyber Institute Publishes Innovative Blockchain Cybersecurity Research at Kiev National University in Ukraine

Senior Researchers Andrew Vance and Taylor Rodriguez Vance, from the Cyber Risk Research and Policy Institute at the Cyber Institute were invited as plenary speakers at the 2019 IEEE International PIC S&T conference in Kyiv, Ukraine and presented their research paper, "Cybersecurity in the... - October 11, 2019

Cyber Institute Helps with the Passage of Two Nonpartisan Cybersecurity Bills to Protect the Nation’s Energy Grid

Cyber Institute applauds the passage of the “Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act” and the “Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act” along with Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) who... - September 25, 2019

Wisconsin Nonprofit Works with Governor Tony Evers' Office on Cyber Workforce Proclamation

A new Wisconsin nonprofit, the Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce at the Cyber Institute, recently worked with the governor’s office to successfully advocate August 26 through August 30 as Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce week. The Center's Executive Director,... - August 26, 2019

Nonprofit Executive Featured as an Inspiring Latina by Avanza Latino Magazine

Avanza Latino, a national educational media organization focused on Latino advancement, featured Taylor Rodriguez Vance as an Inspiring Latino ( /inspiring-latinos/). Taylor is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Cyber Institute, an international nonprofit dedicated to... - May 20, 2019

Fox Valley Nonprofit Applies for Academic Enrichment Grant to Inspire Wisconsin Youth and Young Adults Towards Cyber Careers

The Cyber Institute, an Appleton, Wisconsin based nonprofit, has partnered with the National Cybersecurity Student Association and National Cyber League to develop programs that will raise awareness among youth and young adults, about the growing field of cybersecurity. There is a projected global... - April 19, 2019

International Nonprofit Featured in Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine

Cyber Institute was featured in a STEM magazine’s Cyber Defense nonprofit expose. Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine strives to encourage the educator to better understand the importance of STEM skills, their use in every school subject, the need and ease of integration into curriculum and the... - September 27, 2018

Caribbean Partnership Between STEM Serving Organizations and a Cyber Nonprofit Seeks to Increase Diversity and Inclusion

The Cyber Institute, a nonprofit and an international NGO that works to improve the lives of women and minorities, was invited to the Virgin Islands to observe the University of the Virgin Islands CECOR (Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research) program in action. CECOR... - September 23, 2018

Cyber Institute Works with Governor’s Office on Proclamation for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce

The Cyber Institute’s Center for Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce, received a Proclamation from Governor Hickenlooper's office proclaiming August 20th as Women and Minorities in the Cyber Workforce Day. Taylor Rodriguez Vance, Executive Director for the Center for Women and... - August 20, 2018

Cyber Summer Camp for Girls Hosted by Space Foundation and Cyber Institute Attracts Colorado Youth

The Cyber Insitute and the Space Foundation have partnered to bring free cyber summer camps to groups who traditionally don’t pursue cybersecurity careers. One age group that many often are forgotten about when it comes to cyber education and careers is youth. In partnership with the... - July 10, 2018

Colorado State University-Pueblo and Cyber Institute Host Cyber Summer Camp for Hispanic Youth

The Cyber Institute, a cyber nonprofit, believes increasing women and minority diversity increases cognitive diversity towards solving cybersecurity problems. The nonprofit’s executives, Andrew Vance and Taylor Rodriguez Vance know a thing or two about minorities in cyber. Being a minority... - June 02, 2018

Nonprofit Opens New Cyber Paths for Girls and Minorities

Cyber Institute was recently featured in a Colorado Springs Business Journal ( premier/businessnews/nonprofit-opens-new-cyber-paths-forminorities/ article_56781495-9afd-5127-8d34-83dacb586224.html). Minorities, women, and underserved communities are strikingly underrepresented... - May 04, 2018

Cyber Institute Awarded Multiple Trademark Registrations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office registered several federal trademarks to the Cyber Institute today in Washington D.C. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) maintains a public database of certificates of registration, making it a matter of public record that the... - November 28, 2017

Cyber Institute Partners with the Blekinge Institute of Sweden and the National University of Ukraine to Educate the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

The Cyber Institute has entered into an official partnership through the European Union (EU) TEMPEST Project on the ENGENSEC (Educating the Next Generation Experts in Cyber Security). One of the nonprofit's programs is policy and curriculum development, starting with helping host an IT Summer... - July 17, 2017

Cyber Institute Travels to Paris to Partner with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Cyber Institute announced that Summer 2017 will be focused on its international initiatives. Andrew Vance, Executive Director of the Center for Cyber Risk Research and Policy at the Cyber Institute, said, “Our nonprofit currently participates with European partners through the North... - June 23, 2017

Cyber Institute and NATO Partner on Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training

The Cyber Institute is a local nonprofit with an international reach. Andrew Vance, the Executive Director of the Center for Cyber Risk Research and Policy said, “His organization is pleased to be invited to help NATO innovate its Cyber Curriculum and the role of Academia on the development... - April 22, 2017

Nonprofit Executive Featured in News: Cybersecurity Experts in City Set to Surge

The Executive Director of the Center for Cyber Risk Research and Policy at the Cyber Institute, Andrew Vance, was featured in a Colorado Springs Business Journal ( premier/businessnews/experts-cybersecurity-in-city-set-to-surge/article_69081209-9ab2-538e-87ef-2e8782a65a54.html). - March 24, 2017

Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association Invites Cyber Nonprofit to Raise Cyber Risk Awareness at Conference

Cyber Institute spoke to leaders of manufacturing from across the state about cybersecurity threats to manufacturing at CAMA’s (Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Associtations’s) annual member conference hosted this year by their Southern Chapter in Pueblo Colorado. CAMA has become... - February 03, 2017

Center for Technology Research and Commercialization (C-TRAC) Partners with Cyber Institute

Two nonprofits with a technology focus on innovation and collaboration recently partnered to work with the Air Force Cyber Innovation Center’s CyberWorx project to advance cybersecurity for the Department of Defense. Taylor Rodriguez and Andrew Vance are co-founders of a local nonprofit with... - December 12, 2016

Air Force Cyber Innovation Center Taps Cyber Expert to Participate as an Advisor to their CyberWorx Project

The Air Force Cyber Innovation Center established CyberWorx at the Air Force Academy this Fall to tackle their toughest cyberspace problems. It is a new United States Air Force unit that solves operational problems by collaborating with government, industry, and academic experts through intentional... - October 03, 2016

New Cybersecurity Non-Profit America's Secret Weapon in Cyberwar

The creation of a unique nonprofit dedicated to helping defend the nation while also helping the community was a long time in the making. The co-founders of a new nonprofit took their call-to-action from the tragic events of 11 September 2001 and took their inspiration from the 25 January 2015... - September 11, 2016

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