FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.