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AFCEA Educational Foundation’s Professional Development Center (PDC) Expands Cybersecurity Education


For Immediate Release December 1, 2011


AFCEA Media Contact

Rachel Haborak

(703) 631-6180


FAIRFAX, VA - The AFCEA Educational Foundation’s Professional Development Center (PDC) expands its cybersecurity content for AFCEA members and customers in a new agreement with Cypherpath LLC. Cypherpath becomes a preferred provider in cybersecurity and information assurance education and will make AFCEA’s PDC the go-to provider of cybersecurity educational programs within AFCEA’s membership community. This relationship with Cypherpath will bring value to the membership community by:


Cypherpath LLC, a cybersecurity training and education company, is a group of thought leaders and cybersecurity experts who develop “CyberAware” and “CyberReady” individuals through precise and targeted learning. Cypherpath provides innovative training and education solutions that facilitate the transfer of cybersecurity knowledge, skills and abilities for government, academic and private sector organizations. Cypherpath brings a unique set of qualifications to the PDC via classroom, virtual and distance learning programs and tool sets that modernize learning and cover topics such as cyber diplomacy, cyber terrorism, cyber Intelligence, cyber warfare, and information assurance (IA) technical training.


These new AFCEA PDC one-day instructor-led courses are unique because they cross domains with military, intelligence community and private sector insights; they also incorporate real-world experiences. Each course includes The Cyber Commander’s eHandbook that defines the modern tools and techniques for offensive and defensive actions and provides insights into the strategies behind building a dynamic and relevant cyber warfare capability.


Cypherpath’s instructors are top in their field. The Instructor for these first five sessions is a former Chief Strategist at Netscape with a comprehensive background in cyber security. He has served for six years as a Science and Technology Advisor to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, an institution known for conducting nearly $1.3 billion in advanced research on topics including Asymmetric Warfare, Cyber Warfare, Unrestricted Warfare and other areas. In addition, he has briefed executives in more than 20 countries. His work on cyber terrorism is highly regarded and referenced in the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations and Cyber Terrorism Handbook as well as its Critical Infrastructure Threats and Terrorism Handbook. He has lectured at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Naval Post Graduate School. He is currently a senior fellow at the Technolytics Institute, a cybersecurity think tank.


In addition to regularly scheduled courses and the benefits offered by the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the PDC also delivers onsite training for industry and government. If interested in onsite training, please contact PDC’s registrars, Gloria Kirkland and Jill Malinchak, at or (703) 631-6137.


About Cypherpath LLC

Cypherpath LLC is a group of thought leaders and IT Security experts who enable organizations to create cyber aware and ready individuals through precise and targeted learning aids, and provides training and education that transfers knowledge, skills and abilities.


About AFCEA International and the AFCEA Educational Foundation

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. For more information, visit


The AFCEA Educational Foundation works closely with the chapters, raises funds, and provides leadership, guidance, and rewards to help motivate more students to become scientists and engineers. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities, and assistance for students and teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines (broadly known as STEM). In 2009 the AFCEA Educational Foundation awarded more than $1.5M in scholarships and grants. The AFCEA Educational Foundation has been granting scholarships and grants to college students in STEM disciplines for 30 years. Working with AFCEA local chapters, the Foundation’s Science Teaching Tool program annually reaches 200+ teachers and an estimated 50,000+ students in grades kindergarten through high school.



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