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Michigan CyberPatriot Program Needs Industry Support To Survive

DETROIT - ​CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association. Its goal is to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's future. CyberPatriot consists of four programs, the middle and high school cybersecurity competitions, summer camps, a free

By |2021-02-01T12:46:00-05:00February 1st, 2021|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Getting A Properly Educated Workforce Is Vital For Michigan’s Future

DETROIT - This past summer I had the honor of being asked to join a state of Michigan multi-department working group.  The state had received funding focused on K-12 cybersecurity education from the National Governor’s Association. The Governor’s Association, which was founded in 1908 as the voice of the leaders of 55 states, territories, and

By |2020-11-18T15:08:31-05:00November 18th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Michigan CyberPatriot Program Seeks Professional Mentors For Students

ANN ARBOR - Tamara Shoemaker, who runs the Michigan CyberPatriot program, said the 13 chapters around the state need cyber professionals to serve as mentors. Since everything is done online, travel is not a factor, just carving out the time. https://youtu.be/hFMkZ992gLg?list=PL6GUBIAze2tZWi0oIe3paoFI0uvu5asXf   Cyber Patriot's Mission:   Tamara Shoemaker, Crimefighter To increase the number

By |2020-11-18T11:47:03-05:00November 5th, 2020|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

We Must Address Both A Shortage And Lack Of Diversity In The Cybersecurity Workforce

DETROIT - Education provides a funnel where what we really need is a firehose to meet the demand for properly trained and educated cybersecurity workers -.  What do I mean by “Properly trained and Educated”? We need to get up-to-speed on what is necessary to be successful in real cybersecurity careers today. Every employee in

By |2020-10-02T11:29:41-04:00September 26th, 2020|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Michigan Teachers The Real Unsung Heroes In Fight for Cybersecurity

DETROIT - In the last five years I have been working to increase the number of Michigan students in the CyberPatriot program.  During that time, I have run into teachers that go so far and beyond their normal teaching duties it leaves me speechless.  Let me explain. CyberPatriot  is an annual afterschool program from October

By |2020-05-30T13:42:29-04:00May 25th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Cyber Patriot Summer Camps Still Scheduled For Late July, August

DETROIT - We are all in this together and we pray you are all safe and healthy. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our Michigan Cyberpatriot program. Many of you have emailed or phoned asking whether

By |2020-04-12T14:04:57-04:00April 12th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Third Annual Michigan CyberPatriot Celebration

DETROIT - While the January weather might be cold, the folks at the Michigan CyberPatriot program (www.micyberpatriot.com) are warming up by planning our big annual celebration. We are focusing in on the April date for our 3rd annual award and celebration event. Our members will determine the perfect date to celebrate the achievements of our

By |2020-01-30T18:31:22-05:00January 30th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Growing The Number Of Students In The National CyberPatriot Program

DETROIT - Michigan’s IT professionals already know about the crucial shortage of properly trained and educated Cybersecurity professionals.  In fact, you can’t open a newspaper, or a browser, without seeing an article publicizing the critical shortfall of Cybersecurity workers. Worse, the gap shows no sign of diminishing because there are still far too few students

By |2019-12-09T20:05:45-05:00December 8th, 2019|Guest Columns|