FCA Completes First CyberCamp to educate students about cyber security


Daytona Beach, FL (July 18, 2013) – The Central Florida Cyber Security Community of Practice (CFCSCoP) just completed its first “Cyber Camp,” during which students came together to learn about cyber security fundamentals from professionals in the field. CFCSCoP was founded by local Information Technology security professionals, instructors, and Air Force Association CyberPatriot mentors who strive to share their passion for and knowledge of cyber security with students.


43 students took part in the camp over three days, July 15-17, at the event hosted by Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Fla. Each day had a specific theme, with participants taking part in classes, labs, and challenges pertaining to Security Fundamentals, Operating System and Network Security, and Cyber Defense.


Keynote speeches were delivered by Lee Mangold (Vice President of CFCSCoP) on the current state of cyber security, cyber espionage, and advanced persistent threats; Scott DeVault (President of CFCSCoP) on teamwork, leadership and ethics; and Jordan Camenker (Attorney and Legal Studies Program Manager and Professor at Seminole State College) on cyber security laws and trends.


Over $2000 in prizes were given away to the students in attendance, with many prizes donated by Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk based security and compliance management solutions as well as No Starch Press, The Open Web Application Security Project, AEgis Technologies Group, and Dynamic Animation Systems, Inc. Students earned points for their participation, written course reviews, and results in each daily challenge, which they could then redeem for prizes.


The Cyber Camp was CFCSCoP’s first and the first of its kind in Florida. The camp was made possible by the support of Daytona State College, the National Science Foundation, and the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program. CFCSCoP plans to hold more Cyber Camps in the future to spread their passion of cyber security to the future professionals of the cyber security field.


Editorial Note: CFCSCoP was the former name of the Florida Cyber Alliance.

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About Florida Cyber Alliance, Inc. Florida Cyber Alliance, Inc. (FCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the state of Florida through the creation of a core competency of Cyber Security by fostering youth and professional education, training, and research opportunities. Through a collaboration between academic institutions, private industry, government organizations, and the non-profit sector, FCA aims to foster a continuous and reliable partnership for Cyber Security education. FCA seeks to make Florida a premier center for Cyber Security education and research. To learn more about FCA, visit our website at www.FloridaCyberAlliance.org. 

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Lee Mangold or Scott DeVault, please email Bart Ewer at [email protected]