OC3 has established four subcommittees to help it achieve its primary goals: Charter, Governance & Public Awareness; Education & Workforce Development; Cyber Range; and Cyber Protection & Preparedness. The committees are composed of Ohioans with a wide range of cyber and educational expertise dedicated to making Ohio a leader in the public-private partnership approach to cybersecurity.

Charter, Governance & Public Awareness

Chair: Scott Blough, Tiffin University

Identify and share best practices, policies and technologies for all Ohioans by:

a.   Providing a collaborative research and development environment for the development and testing of innovative technologies and processes.

b.   Ensuring cyber threats are part of emergency planning at all levels both public and private.

c.   Using public awareness tools to educate and inform key decision makers of good cybersecurity practices and the latests information.

d.   Educating the general public on the importance of cybersecurity for the “Internet of Things.”

e.   Sharing threat intelligence between both public and private sector entities, facilitated through the Ohio Homeland Security State Fusion Center.

Education & Workforce Development

Chair: Cheri Rice, Ohio Department of Higher Education

Improve the training and education of users and students in cybersecurity by:

a.   Identifying critically needed skills and developing training and educational paths to provide the needed skilled workers in the cybersecurity field.

b.   Encouraging interested students and individuals to become involved in and further develop their cybersecurity in both K-12 and in higher education.

c.   Training users at all levels in good cyber hygiene and best cybersecurity practices.

Cyber Range

Chair: Mark Beadles, OARnet

Provide a secure cybersecurity test and training environment, known as a cyber range, to:

a.   Conduct cybersecurity exercises and competitions to hone cross organizational incident response capabilities and develop future cybersecurity professionals.

b.   Research and test industry-standard best practices.

c.   Facilitate the evaluation and testing of innovative technologies and processes.

d.   Enable a training environment for the current and future cybersecurity workforce, including National Guard personnel, state and local government personnel, faculty and students in the education community, and private sector entities.

Cyber Protection & Preparedness

Chair: Bob Pardee, Ohio State University

Establish volunteer cyber incident response teams (CRT) capable of providing assistance to eligible public and private sector organizations in incident containment, eradication and recovery

Organization of the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee