The Cypress College CyberPatriot Team works with the community in training individuals on how to navigate through software and operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Training students to expand their knowledge and develop hands-on skills in system security. CyberPatriot hopes to increase community awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and to introduce students into the flourishing field of cybersecurity.
Cypress College offers middle school and high school students various opportunities to get involved in the field of cybersecurity. In recent events, over 100 students from Anaheim Union High School District and ABC Unified School District have participated in Cypress College CyberPatriot events. At these events current and former Cypress College mentors train students in system security various Windows, Linux, and Cisco operating systems. Training sessions are held once a month and are open to students looking to develop skills in cybersecurity.
Students from the Ontario-Montclair School District visited Cypress College on February 28th, 2018. Students were given the opportunity to tour the Cypress College campus. In addition, students were given a brief introduction into the world of cybersecurity. Students were presented a zombie car hacking scene from: “The Fate of the Furious”, and a real life scenario where two hackers hijacked a Jeep over the internet.
As a result students realized the importance of cybersecurity and the need for more professionals in the field.