Riverside City College has been
selected to participate in the 2019 summer season of the Air
Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp Program.
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.
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.
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
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.”
CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air
Force Association in 2009 to attract students to cybersecurity 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.