Cyber News

The old saying “it takes a village” definitely applies to cybersecurity education. There are a lot of teachers, coaches, and institutions involved at every step of the educational pathway, which can lead to a lot of silos and unknowing duplication of effort.  At a time when the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been […]

President Trump announced earlier this year that the moon is the next frontier for U.S. military operations. That means the technologies used to keep cyberspace secure now need to extend to the new cyber frontier in outer space.   High school students across California and other states are stepping up to the challenge by participating in […]

The Girl Scouts program has long prepared young women to be leaders in any field. Cybersecurity is no exception. More than 50 girls from throughout Inland Empire expanded their cyber skills at the Junior Girl Scout Cyber Camp, held November 2 at Moreno Valley College. Booz Allen Hamilton sponsored the event, which was a partnership […]

Shawn Monsen never imagined that getting laid off from HP in 2007 would turn out to be one of the best things that happened in his career. He made a career change into teaching and found what he describes as his true calling. Over the past decade, Monsen has become an inspiring teacher and a […]

It’s impossible to miss the energy and passion that Brent Wedge brings to cybersecurity education. Over the past two years, he’s built a program from scratch and created a network of teachers and coaches who are ready to take the program to the next level.  Wedge is the coordinator of the cybersecurity program at Modesto […]

As cybersecurity education has grown in California, a new generation of cyber heroes is emerging from the pathways, competitions, and coaching that happens every day across the state. Brandon Nguyen is undoubtedly part of that group and has already had an impact on his school and his community. Nguyen recently graduated from Oxford Academy in […]

It’s one thing to practice cybersecurity in the classroom or a competition setting, but it’s something else entirely to do it in a real-world setting — especially in another country. Four California high school students had the opportunity to do just that this summer when they participated in the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange, funded by […]

If you ask anyone in California’s cybersecurity education community who has made an impact on students and the industry as a whole, “Coach Paul” is likely to be one of the first answers.   Not only does Paul Johnson coach some of the best cyber teams in the world, but he is also a tireless advocate […]

Cyber-Guild, a synEDTM, program deepens community engagement   Thousand Oaks, CA – 30 July 2019 – To promote cyber security skills, knowledge, and engagement of entire communities Cyber-Guild, a pillar program of synED, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is excited to announce the Golden Ticket prize for high school cyber teams. Ten winning cyber teams will […]

What started as a need to fulfill a STEM requirement has grown into one of California’s signature cybersecurity education programs, thanks in part to Carey Peck’s hard work and dedication to the program and its students. Peck is a consultant to Dr. Sandra Cano, who manages the CyberPatriot program at Beyond the Bell, a program […]

California Cyberhub moves under Cyber-Guild™ Umbrella   Thousand Oaks, CA – 15 July 2019 – In line with requests from both other states across the nation and international audiences, synED, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is pleased to announce the reorganization of their pillar program for Cybersecurity Awareness. California Cyberhub will become a component of a parent […]

Over the past three years, Ed Garcia has learned right along with his students at Moorpark College when it comes to cybersecurity. Like a lot of IT professionals, he didn’t spend much time thinking about cyber threats until talk of hacking and cybercrime picked up in the media. Garcia used his drive and connections to […]

In alignment with the recent Executive Order by President Donald Trump, synED and the California Cyberhub team stand ready to help communities across California and beyond, cultivate cyber security awareness and a lifetime of learning. Be Part of the Solution. Read the Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce here.

Small business’ often believe they are not part of the cyber threatscape. However, a leading practice that can assist is to practice good cyber hygiene and ensure you do simple things like remembering to change the password on your routers. Additional items to help keep the small business community safer can be found here. Our […]

In the construction trades, it is often said that the strength of a building is in its foundation. In the ‘90s, with the goal of obtaining Microsoft’s Windows NT 3.5 MCSE certification, my first attempt was their 70-058 Network Essentials exam. Decades later and unknown to most of us, the current version of their Networking Essentials […]

The cyber team at Enochs High School took first place in the Central Valley’s California Mayors Cyber Cup competition less than a year after it was formed. The success was the product of hard work by dedicated students and a supportive network of coaches and mentors to help them along the way. The Enochs team […]