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Cyber Competitions

  • National Cyber League: Each semester, the National Cyber League hosts cyber competitions that include a regular season and postseason. The challenges map to the industry certifications CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker. Interested students can email Andrew Lutz.
  • CyberPatriot: If you are a high school student looking to get involved in cybersecurity, check out CyberPatriot. Talk with your instructors and see if your school already is involved, and if not, express your interest!

Other Activities

  • Cybersecurity Club- Through hands-on activities and group discussion the Cybersecurity Club will explore key concepts of defensive cybersecurity, penetration testing and ethical hacking. In a world where things are becoming more electronic, understanding these cybersecurity concepts and knowing how to properly defend and test key devices is paramount. We will use our time together to further our understanding of these important subjects.
  • ImmersiveLabs: A free, interactive lab environment that can provide practice to students in many cybersecurity areas.
  • SecKC: A local group with many guest speakers that address cybersecurity topics. Great for networking in the community!

Past Events and Guest Speakers

  • So you Want to be an Application Security Engineer?
    Security PS
    3:15-4:15 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Zoom

    Did you know you can hack software as a job? Have you ever wondered how to get a job in information security? Do you need certifications? How can you start building a resume NOW to get that information security job when you graduate? In this presentation, you will learn about the different types of companies, jobs, and paths that lead to a job in cybersecurity. You will also hear about one security engineer’s path to landing a job at Security PS, the pros and cons of how it prepared him to be an application security engineer, and what he wishes he had done differently. Finally, you will see a demo of application-layer hacking in action.

  • Net Neutrality Talk
    2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in the CoLab, OCB 100

  • Ryan Weber, KC Tech Council
    Speaking about the Kansas City Tech Market
    1-2:30 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
    In the CoLab, OCB 100

  • Digital Forensics — Real Life Scenarios
    3-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
    In the CoLab, OCB 100
    Senior Computer Forensic Analyst Daniel Estes from United Lex will provide an introduction to the field and profession of digital forensics, a look at the hardware and software tools used; and share case studies showing real-world application of skills and principles. Bring your questions and your curiosity; Estes will answer audience questions during his presentation and there will be time for Q&A after. 

  • Cyber Day
    1:30-5 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
    In the CoLab, OCB 100

    How do I protect myself? How do I protect my passwords? How do I protect my devices? My computer is acting strange, what do I do? JCCC’s IT-Networking team has the answers. Ask us anything you’ve ever wanted to know about cybersecurity. We’ll teach you how to stay safe in the digital landscape.

  • Reverse Career Fair
    2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2018
    Capitol Federal Conference Center, JCCC
    Event Details (PDF)

  • SSA Darren Holtz, FBI
    Speaking on cybersecurity
    3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    in the CoLab, OCB 100