Cybersecurity Committee Resources – SOCHE

Cybersecurity Committee Resources


Establish and enhance Southwestern Ohio’s reputation as a national leader in cybersecurity education, research and private and public partnerships.


The Cybersecurity Consortium of Southwestern Ohio will serve as a highly valued Cincinnati-Dayton Regional Corridor resource for education, research and workforce development in cybersecurity and information assurance.


As an educational resource:

  • Expand and strengthen cybersecurity educational programs and degrees across institutions
  • Serve as a regional resource for continuing education in cybersecurity
  • Direct and Expand student recruitment into effective educational pathways and degree programs.
  • Explore new learning paradigms for Cybersecurity Readiness & Capabilities within the Cincinnati-Dayton “Cyber Corridor”

As a research resource:

  • Explore new research paradigms for Cybersecurity Readiness & Capabilities within the Cincinnati-Dayton “Cyber Corridor”
  • Grow collaborative sponsored research in cybersecurity among CCSO academic institutions
  • Promote and support research partnerships with regional businesses and organizations
  • Grow our reputation as an important region for cybersecurity research
  • Develop regional communications and engagement practices that showcase the significant research contributions of CCSO members

As a catalyst for workforce development:

  • Establish and Maintain a Cybersecurity Capabilities Inventory – Regional Industry & Higher Education (Strengths & Gaps)
  • Expand employment opportunities for our graduates and enhance retention of talent in our region
  • Strengthen corporate and government partnerships resulting in expanded cybersecurity internships and co-ops
  • Focus attention on the availability and quality of programs and degrees in cybersecurity

Scheduled Meetings

Contact Mindy Claggett by phone at (937) 258-8890 or by email at for all upcoming meeting dates, committee information, and to join this committee.

Chair, Cybersecurity Consortium of SW Ohio

Thomas Skill

University of Dayton

Vice Chair, Education

Robert Mills

Air Force Institute of Technology

Vice Chair, Research

John Franco

University of Cincinnati

Vice Chair, Workforce Development

Vance Saunders

Wright State University

Past Meeting Notes and Handouts