Cyber News

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 […]

Between online learning and interactive digital classrooms, technology is completely shifting how students are being taught and gaining knowledge. Not only does this technology affect students, but also professionals undergoing corporate trainings or looking for ways to upskill, according to a recent Gartner report. “Institutions looking to thrive in the expanding education ecosystem must leverage technology early […]

Thousand Oaks, CA – 24 April 2019 – In a move to continue its leadership role in helping to redefine global educational platforms, synED, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors, the addition of an advisory committee and a new director of its California Cyberhub initiative. “Including […]

SANS Institute has launched a national cybersecurity program designed specifically for high school girls to encourage more females into the industry and to reduce the national cyber skills gap. The Girls-only cybersecurity program, Girls Go CyberStart, is the result of a partnership between 27 state governors and SANS Institute. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, […]

CyberAegis Aether shows success in statewide efforts to bring girls into cybersecurity and STEM. Next week, thousands of students from across the country will compete in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot XI Finals in Baltimore, the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication. Among those teams is CyberAegis Aether, a group of five […]

1,200 Students across California Participate in the California Mayors Cyber Cup using the Haiku Cyber Range In an effort to help grow the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, California Cyberhub, its affiliates and Sentek Global joined forces for the 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC). On February 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am, 1,200 middle school and […]

Employee mistakes were ranked as the highest risk in the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study, though employee-owned devices on company networks deserve more security scrutiny. When it comes to assessing security risks, exposure of sensitive data is most likely to result from human error when handling data and malfunctions of systems and processes designed to […]

Most companies have not implemented standards for authenticating emails and preventing hackers from successful phishing attacks, according to Valimail. Businesses and consumers see more than 1.2 million phishing attacks each year, as hackers use the effective social engineering attacks to con employees into clicking a malicious link or attachment. Despite how widely known and damaging these attacks […]