Cyber Patriot Outreach Program

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Cyber Patriot Outreach Introduction

CEROC is excited to announce the relaunch of our CyberPatriot outreach program.  This program is designed to provide training material and possible financial support for middle school, high schools, and JROTC programs beginning their cyber competition journey into CyberPatriot. 

From the AFA program website (https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/). 

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air & Space Forces Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ‚ÄčAt the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. 

CEROC student affiliate members, many of whom have participated in CyberPatriot teams during their high school career, provide training materials and initial guidance to coaches and students beginning the journey.  As part of this effort, CEROC staff and students have created a five-part video training series providing an introduction to the program and initial skills training.

CEROC Training Materials

Videos:

4 Episodes:

Episode 1: Introduction to CEROC and the CyberPatriot Competition

This video covers what you can expect from the CyberPatriot competition, basic requirements to form your own team, and basic training concepts when dealing with Windows systems as they are used in the competition.

Episode 2: Introduction to Networking and Protocols

This video covers a more advanced review of Windows systems focusing on Active Directory, Group/User management, Policy management, firewalls, and protocols.

Episode 3: Introduction to Linux

This video covers an introduction to the Linux systems focusing on how it is used in the competition as well as basic topics you will need to know.

Episode 4: Advanced Linux and Simple Firewalls

This video covers more advanced topics in the Linux system focusing on understanding simple firewalls.

Materials Request:

Request for training materials can be sent to cerocsystems@tntech.edu

CEROC Mini Grants

Grant Application:

As stated earlier, CEROC also has a limited number of CyberPatriot startup grants available to schools entering the competition.  These $500 grants can be used for equipment and other supplies needed for team training and competition entry fees.  Schools can apply for these funds at https://tntech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4Oh1eSCHi7R8k6

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