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Cyber Education & Cyber Patriot

Cyber Education & Cyber Patriot

For questions, comments, or feedback please engage with SM Purcell & Capt Pedone

What is cyber security?

A great way to understand what cyber is all about is to consider the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), a structure that many companies and organizations use to plan & operate their cyber programs. NIST CSF has five components, each with a number of sub-activities:

  1. Identify - Develop an organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, people, assets, data, and capabilities.
  2. Protect - Develop and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical services.
  3. Detect - Develop and implement appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.
  4. Respond - Develop and implement appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity incident.
  5. Recover - Develop and implement appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident.

If these sound interesting to you, read on for how to get involved!

Cyber Patriot

  • Each year our squadron selects a team to participate in Cyber Patriot, a national cyber competition sponsored by the Air Force Association (AFA).
    • Our team will download virtual machines of different operating systems and will have a limited amount of time to identify & remediate security vulnerabilities.
  • Registration in 2022 closes on October 5, so if you are interested please let SM Purcell & Capt Pedone as soon as possible!

CAP Cyber Education Resources

  • CAP has an entire website dedicated to cyber, including information about CAP cyber programs, cyber missions/operations, and jobs for Senior Members.
    • Refer to the Cadet Cyber page to see more about the Cyber Security Activity Guide, Encampment Module (Cyber Domain), and Aerospace Dimensions Cyber Security Module.

Cyber/STEM CAP National Cadet Special Actvities (NCSA)

Cisco Networking Academy

  • Are you interested in computer network operations (CNO), network engineering, or network security? Consider taking advantage of free training from Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad).

Earning the CAP Cadet Cyber Badge

  • Review CAPP 60-41 for the requirements to earn the Cadet Cyber Badge.

Cyber Career Resources

Last update: September 2022

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