Yyotta is ushering in a new era of industry collaboration with Virginia's higher education institutions to include the community colleges with respect to cybersecurity education and training.
Yyotta is focusing on a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as NOVA is designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence - Two Year (CAE2Y) in Information Assurance Education. NOVA also recently constructed the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) in Woodbridge, Virginia and a primary capability of the RCWET is cyber workforce training.
Foundational to Yyotta's collaboration with academia are partnerships with the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) and the National Cyberwatch Center (CyberWatch).
Yyotta will establish a CAAREN cluster at the Yyotta Data Center in Quantico Corporate Center. Connectivity with CAAREN provides Yyotta clients access via Internet2 to leading technology development entities within both academia and industry. CAAREN is managed by George Washington University (GW) and Internet2 has 304 academic members with 255 connected to the network. Within Virginia, connected academic members include George Mason University, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Old Dominion University.
Collaboration with CyberWatch ensures that cyber security related content provisioned by Yyotta comes from academic partners that have been designated Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CyberWatch is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education/research and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.