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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 are designed to help student develop and improve their cybersecurity skills. Interested students can email Dan Long.
  • 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!

Upcoming Events and Guest Speakers

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Past Events and Guest Speakers

  • Computer Safety: Don’t Trust the Internet!
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. | CoLab (OCB 100P)

    Everything we do relies on technology. Malware, phishing and cyberattacks can strike at any time, stealing your information and leaving you decimated. Learn how to lower your cyber risk at this free event. Members of JCCC’s Cybersecurity Club – students who work with cybersecurity every day – will share ways to stay secure at work and at home. Don’t always trust, but always verify. Lower your cyber risk. Sponsored by the JCCC Cybersecurity Club

  • Cybersecurity in the Workplace
    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 4-5:30 p.m. | CoLab (OCB 100P)
Malware, phishing and cyberattacks can strike your workplace at any time. Learn how you can lower your cyber risk at this free event. Members of JCCC’s Cybersecurity Club – students who work with cybersecurity every day – will share tools and ideas on how to stay secure at work. Increasing online safety in the workplace helps online safety for our entire community. Lower your cyber risk at work. Sponsored by the JCCC Cybersecurity Club

  • Working in IT: Career Advice From a Former JCCC Student
    Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 | 10-11 a.m. | RC 181
    • Learn how JCCC’s program prepares you for an IT career
    • Hear about a typical day as an Azure Networking Support Engineer
    • Discover Akkam’s approach to learning new things
    • Get advice on how to succeed in the IT industry
    • Find out about Akkam’s future aspirations

  • IT Division webinar for job-seekers in IT and computer-related fields
    Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom
    Discover how to:
    Showcase your skills in a résumé that dazzles employers
    Use JobLinks to conduct a job search
    Stand out as a top candidate and ace that interview
Watch video recording of presentation

  • 2022 National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair
    Friday, Sep. 16, 2022 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. CT
    The National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community are hosting the sixth annual National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair (VCF).
    As the CAE in Cybersecurity program continues to designate new CAEs, the number of students participating in the VCF grows each year. Last year, over 1,100 students and alumni participated in the virtual career fair. Employers from industry, government, and academia will be present seeking top cyber talent from over 380 institutions designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R), Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), and institutions in the Candidate's Program (pending approval). 
    This event is open to students and alumni from institutions designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. 
  • You’ve Been Hacked! A Cybersecurity Summit
    Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 | 1-5 p.m.
    Capitol Federal Conference Center, Regnier Center 101
    It’s no secret the number of incidents of cybercrime infiltrating local businesses is at an all-time high. The impact of such a breach goes far beyond the actual costs associated; it can literally force a business to close! As companies face the challenges of securing a dynamic workforce, controlling your business’s assets is critical. Minimize risk by attending the Cybersecurity Summit where you will hear true stories and understand the essentials needed to protect your business.
  • Reverse Career Fair
    Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
    9 a.m.-noon
    Virtual Event

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

    Watch video recording of presentation

    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