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    The NCPC has provided cybersecurity training to states and communities for over a decade

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    The NCPC conducts research to further refine the efficacy of cybersecurity programs

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    The NCPC assists communities in improving their cybersecurity posture

NCPC The Consortium

Five universities have partnered and collaborated to establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium. The consortium is organized around the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) that emphasizes cybersecurity as being the responsibility of the "whole community". The whole community includes the public and private sectors as well as any individual within the community who accesses the internet or a computer network. The consortium members include The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), The Texas Engineering Extension Service in the Texas A & M University system, The University of Memphis, The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) in the University of Arkansas System, and Norwich University Applied Research Institutes.

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The Consortium

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the NCPC is to provide research-based, cybersecurity-related training, exercises, and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, counties, states, and the private sector.


  • • The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at the University of Texas, San Antonio
    • The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), University of Arkansas System
    • The University of Memphis, Center for Information Assurance (CfIA)
    • Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI)
    • The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

Research, Training,
and Technical Assistance Philosophy

Utilizing the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) as its core rubric, the NCPC endeavors to provide a well-coordinated, focused and threat-responsive long-term national capability based on applicable DHS doctrine in support of the National Preparedness Goal.


As early as 2004, in partnership with DHS/FEMA, the individual members of the NCPC have developed and delivered DHS/FEMA certified online and face-to-face training courses to an array of states, counties, local jurisdictions, and critical infrastructure components nationwide addressing cybersecurity and cyber terrorism concerns.