CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Alamo ISSA is committed to supporting the CyberPatriot Program, CyberTexas and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in the development of our cyber workforce. Goals:
- 10% of our members registered as CyberPatriot volunteers
- Support CyberTexas’ goal of developing the Cyber Workforce
How can you help? A CyberPatriot team has a coach (school faculty), students, and technical mentors and/or team assistants. Technical Mentors play a critical role in the success in the CyberPatriot program. Our chapter members have the technical expertise to provide the right guidance to the student competitors. How do I get started? The first step is to register as a CyberPatriot volunteer. The process requires some personal information and a background check every 2 years performed by the CyberPatriot Program Office. What is the commitment? The commitment is up to you. There are different ways a technical mentor can help:
- Develop training content
- Offer a training class
- Subject Matter Expert
- Dedicated to a school
- Work with a group of mentors to help a school or schools
Want more information?
We are sad to report that the home of one of our longest and greatest supporters, Mr. Carey Peck of @LASchools @BTBLA, was destroyed in the recent catastrophic fires in California. The good news is everyone, including the family pet, escaped unharmed. Our best wishes to Mr. Peck. https://t.co/3r1ZbZSFbG
Commissioner Skoch is being interviewed by the Foreign Press Center of the U.S. State Department. He's talking with two journalists from Cameroon who are working on a video documentary project about empowering women through engagement in politics, business, and civic affairs. https://t.co/9jsmOP5sOx
This might not look like much, but in a few short weeks these boxes will be filled with CP-XI t-shirts and challenge coins and shipped to teams across the globe!
More information about participant kits can be found on page two of the November CyberSentinel. https://t.co/9z2cxpluuJ
CyberPatriot Mentors Needed
Do you want to influence the next generation of cyber security professionals? Mentors are needed for San Antonio area CyberPatriot middle and high school teams. Register as a volunteer to get started!