CCHS Junior ROTC to host cybersecurity camp | Local News

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Pupils will get the opportunity to check out the cyber safety area through the initially Colquitt County Significant Faculty MCJROTC CyberCamp afterwards this thirty day period. 

The Air & Space Pressure Affiliation chosen the CCHS Maritime Corps Junior Reserve Officer Instruction Corps Program to host a CyberCamp this summer time. 

“I obtained this by means of my CyberPatriot crew,” Lt. Col. Jason Perdew claimed in an job interview Monday. “CyberPatriot is a computer community cybersecurity levels of competition.”

CyberPatriot is the Nationwide Youth Cyber Instruction Software. It was designed by the Air Drive Affiliation to inspire K-12 college students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technologies, engineering, and arithmetic (STEM) disciplines that are critical to the nation’s long term.

Perdew has been coaching a CyberPatriot team for the very last 4 years. He coached two groups at CCHS final calendar year, and he experienced two teams at his earlier school for 3 a long time. 

He mentioned CyberPatriot has 3 divisions: the center faculty division, the substantial faculty open division, which anybody can sign up for, and the JROTC division.

“I primarily started off it as part of my JROTC [program], but I wanted to make certain that I could improve the plan and get little ones fascinated in CyberPatriot,” Perdew mentioned.

All week, college students will find out the basic principles of cybersecurity, and on Friday the pupils will participate in a levels of competition. 

“It presents them a style of what cybersecurity and what CyberPatriot is like,” he stated. “Hopefully, I can stimulate the kids to stay in CyberPatriot and be part of a staff.”

On the initial working day, pupils will discover cyber ethics and the principles of Home windows 10. Students will dive further into Linux and Cisco Networking for the rest of the 7 days.

“Linux is a substantial running process that operates in the track record that most individuals do not know about. We start off to teach them about the Linux functioning technique and how that performs, and the very same issue with Windows. We bought to educate them how to secure it,” Perdew stated.

Students will make consumer accounts and firewalls, and they will master how to resolve vulnerabilities on Linux.

“Cybersecurity is these types of an significant business in present day World wide web-connected earth. There is a massive need for trained cybersecurity professionals building it a great vocation possibility,” Perdew explained. 

He claimed CCHS pupils have to make a graduation determination to be both enrolled, enlisted, or utilized. 

“Students can do all a few by way of cybersecurity,” Perdew claimed. 

Paul Wood, a preceding CyberPatriot staff captain, enlisted into the Maritime Corps for cybersecurity. 

Perdew reported his goal is to recruit into JROTC but he would nevertheless like it if little ones bought into cybersecurity in typical.

The camp is funded by the Profession, Complex, and Agriculture Instruction Section. 

The camp will be held from Monday, June 20, to Friday, June 24. Learners have the alternative to attend two fifty percent-day periods. The initial session is from 8 a.m. to midday and the 2nd session is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Users of the recent CyberPatriot workforce will also be attending the CyberCamp.

To participate, pupils must attend Williams Center University, C.A. Grey Junior Significant University or Colquitt County Large College. The camp is open to students in grades six as a result of 12.

Perdew would like at minimum five college students from each individual quality to attend. 

“If I can get the younger children hooked on it, by the time they are seniors they are going to be great at cybersecurity. They’ll have a great deal of expertise,” he stated. 

Up to 35 learners can show up at the camp. There are about 7 students now registered. 

To sign-up remember to, email Perdew at [email protected] or get in touch with (229) 890-6141 ext: 21675.