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Cyber Camps Highlight Regional Collaboration

Nearly half of the colleges in the Bay Area Community College Consortium participated in an initiative this summer to bring cyber security training to high school students through the CyberPatriot program.

Nearly 500 students attended weeklong cyber camps held from June 26-August 4 at the following colleges:

  • Las Positas College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Solano College
  • Foothill College
  • Gavilan College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • San Jose City College
  • Merrit College
  • College of San Mateo
  • Community College of San Francisco
  • Diablo Valley College

High School Students Visit State Legislature for Cybersecurity Presentation

Event Highlights California’s Continued Commitment to Cybersecurity Education

Sacramento, Calif. — High school students from across California visited the State Assembly and Senate Aug. 21 to showcase their knowledge for decoding cyber security threats and how they collected and analyzed digital and physical evidence to solve modern-day crimes.

About 30 students traveled to Sacramento to present work completed as part of the CyberPatriot program. The students visited the Capitol at the invitation of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the California Cyberhub in recognition of the state’s ongoing pledge to make California a leader in cybersecurity education and workforce training.

Coastline’s Cyber Defense Camp

Coastline’s CST Department held its first annual Cyber Defense Camp for high school and middle school students of Orange County. Nearly 90 students attended the week-long camp at Garden Grove Center July 24th-28th to learn about cybersecurity and build their hands-on skills. The trainers providing instruction came to us from Troy High School to share their expertise with CyberPatriot and cyber defense content. The trainers ranged from 8th grade to 12th grade with specialties in operating systems such as Windows, Windows Server, and Linux.

Cybersecurity Camp Ends in Victory

The College of San Mateo Teams Won the Competition

College of San Mateo Cybersecurity Teams and their instructors check out the victory chart. Those are the CSM scores in the upper right. Our teams won!There was a lot of excitement in Building 14 on Friday, August 4th. That’s because two College of San Mateo cybersecurity teams won the competition among 25 teams in the Bay Area. The third CSM team got to the “finish line” soon thereafter, making College of San Mateo the first college in the Bay Area where all teams staved off the simulated cyber-threats in the allotted time – our groups had more than an hour to spare, too. Even the instructors were impressed.

CSM 2This was a very satisfying culmination to the week-long cybersecurity camp hosted at CSM. It was our first time participating with “CyberPatriot: The National Youth Cyber Education Program.” CyberPatriot is a non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the Air Force Association and the Northrup Grumman Association. They employ industry cybersecurity experts who teach summer camps across the nation.

California groups collaborate on cybersecurity education program

The new program, Cyberhub, will organize the state’s many leaders in the field to promote cybersecurity involvement among students.

By Ryan Johnston for Edscoop

A host of California governmental, industry and education partners have announced the joint creation of an educational cybersecurity organization known as the California Cyberhub.

The main point of contact is ca-cyberhub.org, a website intended to be a “virtual, nimble online community dedicated to developing the future workforce of ethical cybersecurity experts in California,” according to a news release. Multiple governmental, private sector and educational bodies supported Cyberhub’s creation, organizers said.

Cybersecurity Education Takes Center Stage at Cyber Innovation Challenge

Government, industry and education partner to create opportunities for students in a growing field at CA-Cyberhub.org

San Luis Obispo, Calif. — July 17, 2017. Today, government, education and industry partners announced the formation of a cybersecurity education organization entitled the California Cyberhub and launched the California Cyberhub website,

As new and emerging technologies catalyze and reshape the ‘Internet of Things’ economy, the demand for cybersecurity professionals will continue to increase. A recent study from cyberseek.org, compiled by Burning Glass, CompTIA and NICE, showed a demand for 45,000 cybersecurity positions in California alone. This demand is expected to increase by 10% year over year.

Tips on Becoming CyberPatriot Coach of the Year

CP-VIII Coach of the Year
CyberPatriot Coaching Tips

by Allen Stubblefield

1. New to CyberPatriot

a. WELCOME! I took the plunge 7 years ago. Your team’s success will depend on YOUR attitude. The first year can be a little intimidating – my email is [email protected] Let me know how I can help.

b. Coach = Facilitator. You DO NOT have to be the technical expert! Rely on either your students or a mentor to handle that part. Deal with the adults so your students can focus on the fun stuff: competing!

7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

From Singularity Hub on Flipboard

By Raya Bidshahri, Singularity Hub

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Both the workforce and our knowledge base are rapidly evolving.

Combined with the effects of technological automation on the workforce, this leaves us with a crucial question: What are the skills future generations will need?

Education expert Tony Wagner has spent a lifetime trying to answer this very question. Through investigating the education sector, interviewing industry leaders and studying the global workforce at large, Wagner has identified seven survival skills of the future. These are skills and mindsets young people absolutely need in order to meet their full potential.

North Hollywood High School Wins California Cyber Innovation Challenge Competition at Cal Poly

Sixteen Teams of High School Students Competed in Simulated Cybersecurity Challenges

California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
Monday, June 26, 2017
[email protected]; (916) 322-0667

Cynthia Lambert, Cal Poly
[email protected]; (805) 756-5160

Sacramento, Calif. – After two days of intense competition among 16 high school cybersecurity competition teams, North Hollywood High Team Togo won the second annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge. More than 100 student competitors completed timed cybersecurity challenges designed to replicate the many different threats that cybersecurity professionals face, from attacks on critical infrastructure to attempted breaches of consumer data on connected devices.

Student competitors expressed interest in a wide variety of careers, from medicine to aerospace engineering to public service, while acknowledging that cybersecurity will play a key role in all of these fields. Informed by this new understanding of the wide variety of careers that require cybersecurity knowledge, student competitors are already looking ahead to the 2018 innovation challenge. Kai Schelly, a competitor on the North Hollywood Togo Team, said, “We have a responsibility as reigning champs to keep this going, because all these other schools are stepping up their game.”