The CyberPatriot Overview course will include information about hosting CyberPatriot competition and training at college sites with hands-on training using practice images simulating the competition experience. It will be informative for college faculty/staff and K-12 faculty/staff interested in cyber defense competition hosting and gameplay. The course will cover the event lifecycle for colleges hosting their region, training and team development for K-12, the CyberPatriot competition and training timeline, hands-on training with practice images developed by students, and training modules for Windows, Linux, Cisco and Cisco’s Packet Tracer.

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Learning Outcomes

  • How to get started in CyberPatriot
  • How to identify students interested in the program
  • How to develop CyberPatriot materials that can be used as a competition or classroom activity
  • How to use available CyberPatriot training resources
  • How to develop a successful team
  • What should I know?

    All faculty attending this class should have a basic knowledge of the CyberPatriot competition. It is also useful to have a basic knowledge of Virtual Machine images (VM), Windows and Linux operating systems. Information on the CyberPatriot competition is available at this link


    Luis Hernandez & Dan Manson

    Luis Hernandez has coached CyberPatriot teams at Robert F. Kennedy since the inception of a middle school division in 2013. Helping students learn not only about cyber security he has helped teams place in the top 6 his first two years and as of 2016 has helped a team become national finalists. He has also help develop cyber patriot programs district wide and has helped several schools start IT programs to foster cyber teams. He has also helped RFK become the first LAUSD school to compete and place a middle school team and high school team in the San Diego Mayors Cyber Cup Finals. With the goal of helping students learn more about cyber, whether it is security or other topics, he strives to help students network so that they can maintain an interest and further their goals of a career in the industry.

    Dr. Dan Manson, CISSP Dr. Dan Manson is Professor and Department Chair for Computer Information Systems at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Dan has been co-Principal Investigator on four National Science Foundation grants to support workforce, curriculum and professional development in cyber security, including leading student development on the current CyberWatch West NSF ATE Regional Center grant. Dan also was Principal Investigator for an NSF grant to help form an umbrella organization over cybersecurity competitions. Dan hosts a weekly YouTube show on cybersecurity competitions on the YouTube cyberfed channel.