School Zone: CyberPatriot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Cyber security and monitoring who’s monitoring you is a growing concern throughout the nation and the world.

This week CyberPatriot, a camp through Code Boot Camp held at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls, teach students in 9th through 12th grade cyber security principals through fun, hands on experiences.

The camp teaches students different aspects each and every day. Monday, students tackled and introduction to the CyberPatriot National youth Cyber Defense Competition, learned what cybersecurity career opportunities are out there, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats. Students then learned cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools, and account management on Tuesday. Wednesday covered Windows file protections, auditing and monitoring, and an introduction to Linux. Thursday’s agenda delved into Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic graphical user interface security, basic command line security, and intermediate Ubuntu security. The last day of the camp, Friday, is a big day for the students. They compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images in the Mini-CyberPatriot Competition. The program prepares students to participate in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Students say the camp is an incredible experience, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been to Cyber camps before, ”

Simon Floss went to learn more for this weeks edition of ‘School Zone.’

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