Entries by Nicholas Wright

Californians across the state are stepping up to tackle cybersecurity awareness and education

The California Mayors Cyber Cup competition is over, but the work of Team California to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is just beginning. Over the next year, parents, educators, employers, employees, and leaders from business and government will work together to create 1000 new middle and high school cyber competition teams by 2020. […]

California Joins Partnership Encouraging Young Women to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity

SACRAMENTO – As more threats to California move to the online world, preparing and cultivating highly skilled professionals to lead cybersecurity efforts has become a major focus for California. Today, Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Mark Ghilarducci, announced California’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity […]

California’s Government Officials Support Cybersecurity Education

California’s government provides services that millions of people across the state rely on. Imagine what would happen if those systems fell victim to a cybersecurity attack. Government officials spend a lot of time thinking about that scenario and are committed to supporting programs and events that help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. One […]

18 California Cyber Teams Heading to CyberPatriot National Competition

Once again, this year, California’s cyber athletes will be well represented at the annual CyberPatriot XI National Finals later this spring. Eighteen of the 28 middle and high school teams competing at the national level this year will be from California, setting up the state to deliver another year of strong competition results. The following […]

Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path

As society becomes more dependent on connectivity, the threats to our personal information and larger infrastructure systems, like our power grids, increase. Those threats are making cybersecurity one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. Official estimates show the industry’s job growth at 28 percent until at least 2026 and at the beginning of last year there were […]

Tech Skills Gap Creating Security Gap

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The tech skills gap is creating a cybersecurity gap. Nearly half a million cybersecurity workers are needed in North America, and nearly 3 million worldwide. Almost a quarter of companies surveyed say they have a “significant shortage” of cybersecurity staff. According to Norton Security, it takes a U.S. company nearly 200 days […]

Pitch your idea for our Confidential Computing Challenge (C3)

Secure the most sensitive workloads. Shape the future of computing. If you’re a developer, security researcher, or otherwise interested in developing apps that use confidential computing, this is your chance to make an impact in this growing field. Google Cloud, in collaboration with Intel, is hosting the Confidential Computing Challenge to generate new ideas in […]

Community Support Drives California Mayors Cyber Cup Success

Any team of students can benefit from a little support and recognition — whether it’s football players on the field, runners rounding the home stretch of the track, or cyber competitors working on protecting an organization from a cyber attack. The California Mayors Cyber Cup, coordinated by California Cyberhub and hosted at various regional venues, […]

Keri Aaver: from LinkedIn

Enjoying participating in the Career Strategist Workshop for 100 high school juniors today at College of the Canyons. They are learning about the new world of work, how to start creating their own opportunities, and how to positively impact the world around them with their unique passions, abilities, and experience. A fantastic group of highly engaged students led by an equally amazing group of presenters today.

Cyber Hero Edwin Kang Builds Cyber Team after Northern California Wildfires

Starting a cyber team involves hard work and dedication under normal circumstances. New coaches need to make arrangements with their schools, recruit students, and begin building community partnerships. Now imagine trying to do all of those things while your community is recovering from devastating wildfires. That’s the situation computer science teacher Edwin Kang found himself […]