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Fran Bromley-Norwood Selected as SynED’s July National CyberHero for Advancing Cybersecurity Education in Nevada

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, synED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Fran Bromley-Norwood, of Clark County, Nevada, is this month’s national CyberHero. Ms. Bromley-Norwood recently transitioned from teaching cybersecurity and computer science at Cheyenne High School to a new role as …

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Henry Hua Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Empowering a Generation

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Henry Hua was selected as its national Cyber Hero for June 2021. Hua is the Dean of Business and Computer Information Systems at Cypress College, a part of …

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Franz Payer Selected As SynED’s Cyber Hero for Bringing Innovation to Cybersecurity Education

Franz Payer Selected As SynED’s Cyber Hero for Bringing Innovation to Cybersecurity Education Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Franz Payer was selected as its national Cyber Hero for May 2021. Payer is the CEO of Cyber Skyline, a leading provider of cybersecurity …

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Efren Zamaro Selected As SynED’s Cyber Hero for Drive, Passion, and Curiosity at an Early Age

Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Efren “EZ” Zamaro was selected as its national Cyber Hero for April 2021. At just 18 years old, Zamaro has already completed a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance from Western Governors University and secured a position …

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David Cumbow Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Bringing a Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Education

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that David Cumbow was selected as its national Cyber Hero for March 2021.  Cumbow is a systems engineering manager at Palo Alto Networks, a leading global cybersecurity firm. He is also an adviser to SynED’s Cyber-Guild®, a …

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Regional California Mayor Cyber Competition Cup Are Back!

Thanks for the foresight and dedication to their communities, at least two regions in the state of California are holding virtual cyber competitions for their local middle school, high school, and community college students!  The rockin’ Inland Empire/Desert region who seems to be on the cusp of everything technology oriented will host their competition on …

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Tony Marshall Selected as SynED’s CyberHero for Creating Cyber Career Pathways in North Carolina

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Tony Marshall was selected as its national CyberHero for February 2021.  Marshall is the co-founder, President and CEO of Innovative Systems Group (ISG), a company that provides cybersecurity services and builds cybersecurity talent. The ISG …

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Carmen Marsh Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Empowering Women in Cybersecurity and Career Technical Education

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED®, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Casey W. O’Brien was selected as its national CyberHero for December.  O’Brien is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator at the National CyberWatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies …

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In My Own Words – Sam Grant, Moscow High School Junior in Moscow, Idaho

My name is Sam Grant. I’m a junior in high school at Moscow High School, home of the bears, in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow is a smaller city in northern Idaho along the border of Washington. Still, it is the largest city of Latah County and home to the University of Idaho. My dad and I are both from the Native Alaskan …

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Casey W. O’Brien Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Expanding Access to Cybersecurity Education Nationwide

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif — Today, SynED®, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Casey W. O’Brien was selected as its national CyberHero for December.  O’Brien is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator at the National CyberWatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies …

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Susanne Mata Selected as SynED®’s Cyber Hero for Building Partnerships Across Southern California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Today SynED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Susanne Mata was selected as its national CyberHero for November.  Mata is the California Community Colleges Regional Director for Employer Engagement in Information Communication Technologies and Digital Media in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. In this role, …

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San Diego Girl Scouts Earn Three Cybersecurity Badges on Route to Becoming Tomorrow’s Cyber-Defenders

Thousand Oaks, CA — During the first two weeks of national cybersecurity awareness month, Girl Scouts of San Diego hosted a series of virtual cybersecurity workshops for girls to earn three cybersecurity badges. The event was hosted in partnership with synED, a national non-profit focused on Career Technology Education, and in collaboration with multiple San Diego regional businesses, community, government, and education leaders.  According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), demand …

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Bernie Skoch Selected as SynED’s Cyber Hero for Expanding Cybersecurity Career Pathways

LOS ANGELES — Today synED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Bernie Skoch was selected as their national CyberHero for October.    Skoch shared, it’s easy to give yourself a pat on the back following success, but he prefers to focus on those around him and on all the work that’s still left to …

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Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Hosts Virtual California Cyber Innovation Challenge

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. —Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) hosted the fourth annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) on Oct. 2-4, 2020, that focused on creating an immersive, 3-D virtual experience for challenge participants. The event included event sponsors from the industry, guest speakers and professional judges. The 2020 CCIC is a California-focused, statewide …

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Paula Hodge Selected as synED’s CyberHero for Her Dedication to Growing the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

Los Angeles, CA — Today synED, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Paula Hodge is their national CyberHero for September.    As the Information Computer Technology – Digital Media (ICT-DM) Regional Director in California’s South Central Coast Region, Ms. Hodge works closely with industry partners and faculty to develop curricula that prepare students to address …

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SynED Named ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce synED as the ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner. The Business-Education Partnership Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of schools and businesses that aid in the development and maintenance of partnerships supporting high-quality career and technical education …

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SynED and US Valor Help Bring Veterans Into The Cybersecurity Workforce

THOUSAND OAKS, CA — America’s veterans just received another hand-up. No stranger to challenges and helping keep the country safe, US VALOR (Veterans Advancing through Learning, Opportunities, and Resources), a Oceanside, CA, non-profit focused on serving transitioning military personnel and veterans, is pleased to announce its U.S. Department of Labor, Registered Apprenticeship Program. Thanks to this new partnership between industry, government, …

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San Diego Results

Del Norte High School – CyberAegis Hyperion Scripps Ranch High School – ByteSized Falcons Del Norte High School – CyberAegis Zelos Oak Valley Middle School – CyberAegis Chaos Competition Day

Inland Empire Results

Grand Terrace High School – CyberBois Martin Luther King High School – MLKTeam1 Oak Hills High School – OHHS Geek Squad Sunnymeade Middle School – Stallion 2 Bringing Home the Trophy Competition Day

Los Angeles North Results

North Hollywood High School – Mendenhall Benjamin Franklin High School – Voyager Glen A Wilson High School – Deep Freeze Virgil Middle School – Cyber Tigers Bringing Home the Trophy Competition Day

South Central Coast Results

Coast Union High School – Coast 1 Granada Hills Charter High School – Granada1 Assurance Learning Academy – DoubleSimplex Ventura High School – C0U64R5 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme-Nyeland Bringing Home the Trophy Competition Day

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STS Education Offers Hardware Solutions for Cybersecurity Instructors

Cybersecurity educators find themselves in an interesting predicament —districts have pushed tablets for ease of student use and maintenance, but those devices are not conducive to cyber courses, competitions, and other activities.   That’s why STS Education works with schools to provide affordable hardware solutions. The company is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and specializes in reconditioning computers for …

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Los Angeles South Results

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School – Panther Team 1 Mira Costa High School – RAWSUGAR Cerritos High School – Purge Everything Bancroft Middle School – Cyber Gremlins Bringing Home the Trophy Competition Day

Cyber Hero Shanti’ Coaston Makes Cybersecurity Education More Inclusive

SynED’s series highlighting cyber heroes who quietly go above and beyond in helping to secure our nation and communities  EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Shanti’ Coaston was just hitting her stride as a cybersecurity teacher when COVID-19 upended everything. Her students at Shaw High School in East Cleveland no longer had access to the school’s computer lab, and some were only able to …

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Cyber Hero Kara Four Bear Thinks Big About Cyber Education in North Dakota

SynED series highlighting cyber heroes who quietly go above and beyond in helping to secure our nation and communities. NEW TOWN, N.D. — The reach of cybersecurity education is expanding across the U.S., thanks in part to the work of Kara Four Bear, principal at New Town Middle School in New Town, North Dakota. Four Bear was …

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Cyber Hero Steve Linthicum advances community colleges’ role in cybersecurity education

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Community colleges play a unique role in filling the thousands of open cybersecurity positions across California, and Steve Linthicum is at the forefront of helping students create the pathways that will lead to stable, well-paying jobs.  Linthicum is the Regional Director for Industry Engagement in Orange County for the Information Communications …

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