Central Arizona College Offering CYBERPATRIOT Summer Camp Program at Signal Peak and Superstition Mountain Campuses

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Central Arizona College is pleased to offer, once again, the Air Force Association’s CYBERPATRIOT National Youth Cyber Education Program, June 11 through June 15 at both the Signal Peak Campus in Coolidge and Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction.

This summer camp program is open to high school students who have completed the 9th-12th grade. No cyber-security or cyber-operations experience is required.

Students will meet at their selected location from 9:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. each day. Students are responsible for providing their own lunch. Cafeteria service will be available only at the Signal Peak Campus. There is no cost to attend these sessions.

Throughout the week, students will learn important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity. The program is divided into five modules. Module 1 provides an introduction to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats. In Module 2, students will learn about Cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools, and account management. Students will follow along with the Windows 10 demonstration image. Windows file protections, auditing and monitoring, and introduction to Linux will be covered in Module 3 and Module 4 focuses on Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic graphical user interface security, basic command line security, and intermediate Ubuntu security. Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image. At the conclusion of the camp, students will compete in a Mini-CyberPatriot competition on the provided Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images.

Applications are now being accepted. For questions regarding the CYBERPATRIOT Summer Camp Program, or to receive a registration form, contact Michael Bogner, Professor of CIS-Programming at 520-494-5467 or via email at michael.bogner@centralaz.edu.