RCC to Host AFA CyberCamp

2019 CyberCamp 

Riverside City College has been selected to participate in the 2019 summer season of the Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp Program.

As an AFA CyberCamp host, Riverside City College will receive software and a hands-on curriculum kit designed to teach students cyber safety, cyber ethics and critical network security skills and tools. Each AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting team-based competition that puts the campers in the role of IT administrators tasked with finding and addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated network environments. The local AFA CyberCamp competitions will closely mimic AFA’s annual CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which will enter its 10th season in October.

RCC will host 50 students for its camp. Enrollment has already begun. Interested students can sign up for the AFA CyberCamp at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2019-RCC-CyberCamp. The Camp will be held June 11-14 and taught by Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems and Computer Science faculty.

“The need for trained cyber security professionals is continuing to grow and there are currently many unfilled positions,” Skip Berry, assistant professor, Cyber Security, said. “The need for trained individuals will continue into the foreseeable future.

“Riverside City College has a robust cyber security program and we are looking to reach high school students to help foster their interest in pursuing this exciting and challenging career field and take advantage of the courses the College offers to help them achieve their goals.”

The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association in 2009 to attract students to c​ybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's future. In addition to the annual National Youth Cyber Defense Competition and the new AFA CyberCamp program, CyberPatriot has launched an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative designed to introduce young students to online safety. To learn more about CyberPatriot, visit www.usycyberpatriot.org.​