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May 3rd, from 9am-2pm we celebrated students from across Michigan that have battled in the 11th season of CyberPatriot. These kids went head-to-head against over 5000 teams virtually. We came together to celebrate with over 300 Michigan "Hometown Cyber Heroes" on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy the founding member of MCISSE.
The day started off with Keynote speeches by Dan Lohrmann, Zee Abdelnabi and Lt Colonel Dan Guy. Then we had an inspiring award ceremony for the students, coaches and mentors. Lunch was provided and in the afternoon we broke into two tracks.
Our students stayed in the Ballroom, where Yenny Yi led them in a "get to know you session" and then a host of professionals talked about their journey into cybersec. Dan Lohrmann-Security Mentor, Chris Sorensen- GE Digital, James Ratzlaff-GE Digital, William Bowen-TACOM, Kelly Goldblat -MSP, Sakinah Tanzil, Dan Shoemaker-UDM, Alice Schlienz and Zak Sarakun-CBI , H. Williams-student and Yenny Yi from Franklin High School the inspiration for the Michigan CyberPatriot program.
While the Mentor and Coaches spent the afternoon with Allen Stubblefield learning how to take their teams to the next level of play from this multi-Nationals winning coach! We would like to thank the Michigan Department of Education, CBI, PWC, ANG Battle Creek, Deloitte and Detroit Mercy for sponsorship of this wonderful event celebrating over 700 Middle School and High School students competing and learning from the CyberPatriot program.
Registration for the 12th season is open, drop us a line and we will support the growth of a team in your community.
Photos from the Celebration May 3rd can be found by clicking on the link below.
Of special interest to this group is the expansion of the CyberPatriot program across the Midwest. The aim of this program is to ensure that we have a steady stream of young people entering the field of Cyber Security!
So don’t miss the opportunity to shape the future in the Midwest by helping us spread the word and support these efforts.
CyberPatriot the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. Jr. High Students only compete against other Jr. High Students from across the country.
At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
Through the AFA CyberCamp program, schools and educational organizations can purchase a curriculum kit consisting of five four-hour instruction modules, accompanying instructor's guides, student workbooks, demonstration software, and Competition software that will teach students important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity. The 20-hour curriculum is designed to be completed over five days, with the fifth day serving as a day of mini-Competition. All sessions are Monday through Friday, with Friday being the mini-Competition day.
AFA CyberCamps are available in two formats: Standard and Advanced. Standard AFA CyberCamps teach beginner students the basics while Advanced AFA CyberCamps incorporates more complex concepts geared towards students who have previously participated in a CyberCamp or participated on a CyberPatriot team.
This summer MCISSE will be offering camps across Michigan, click on the links below to register a student or as a volunteer. You can also make a tax deductible donation to the MCISSE CyberPatriot program by following any of these links. Please check back for more locations as they are added.
2019 Current Camps :
GE Digital, Belleville, MI July 22-26th private camp
Oakland County Tech Centers at Royal Oak and Wixom,August 5-9th-SOLD OUT
MCISSE also sponsored a Standard and Advanced camp in up state NY for the folks at Clarkson University.
Please check back for new locations and dates as we add them over the next couple weeks. Don't hesitate to contact TamaraShoe@gmail.com if your school or company wants to host a CyberPatriot Summer Camp in Michigan!
The CyberGenerations program covers basic topics of and provides additional resources which can help our seniors identify potential cyberattacks directed at them or their loved ones.
The CyberPatriot Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative (ESCEI) is a set of three fun, interactive learning modules aimed at increasing grade K-6 students’ awareness of online safety and cybersecurity principles.
Like other CyberPatriot programs, the ESCEI aims to excite students about STEM education and careers by teaching them about cybersecurity in an engaging way.
Celebrating the 11th Season of CyberPatriot with the Michigan teams, coaches, mentors and sponsors, by invitation only. May 3, 2019
Multiple locations and dates over the Summer of 2019. Check above and on Evenbrite: search CyberPatriot