Spartanburg Community College is among a group of organizations across the country selected to participate in the 2017 Air Force Association CyberCamp Program that begins today. More than 30 students and six coaches will participate in the local CyberCamp, which is being taught by veteran CyberPatriot volunteer mentors, coaches and college faculty.
According to a news release, Spartanburg Community College received software and a hands-on curriculum kit designed to teach students and coaches cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills and tools. Each CyberCamp will culminate in a 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 CyberCamp competitions will closely mimic the Air Force Association’s annual CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which will enter its 10th season in October.
The 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 (STEM) disciplines, according to the release.