Cyber Security Center | Director Kevin Anderson
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Attention 7th – 12th grade* students!
Free Cyber Security Summer Camps Sacramento City College
Join the fun and interesting Information for Technology skills building!
During the summer of 2019 the Greater Sacramento Region’s Information & Communication Technologies/ Digital Media Sector Team will once again offer CyberCamps for students entering 7th -12th grade*. Sacramento City College will be offering a morning and afternoon CyberCamp. Standard and Advanced AFA CyberCamps, developed by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, teach Cybersecurity skills such as hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection. On Fridays campers participate in a national competition.
* Middle school student registrations will be considered if they can provide a teacher recommendation. Please have the teacher email their recommendation, including the student’s name, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
STANDARD AFA CYBERCAMPS
No prior Cyber Security experience required!
July 29, 2019 – August 02, 2019
Click on the link for your desired camp to register. If you are a student, your parents must register for you
Classes Start August 24th
CISS 341 Implementing Windows Operating System Security
CISS 310 Network Security Fundamentals
Classes Start October 19th
CISS 315 Ethical Hacking
CISS 300 Introduction to Information Systems Security
CISS 320 Implementing Network Security
Academic Alliances at SCC
Sacramento City College has offered Information Security degrees and certificates of completion since 2003. SCC is also a Cisco Networking Academy, Palo Alto Network Academy, and Red Hat Academy.
Department of Homeland Security’s Academic Alliance
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE HAS JOINED THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY’S ACADEMIC ALLIANCE.
For more information visit: www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect
SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING VIDEOS
All California Community College students have access to Security Awareness Training Videos. For a free account using your college e-mail address visit CCC Security Center account.
SANS Virtual Training Center Login.
IT SECURITY TRAINING
Cybrary is a free, open source, online Cyber Security training environment for the world.
Cyber Security Threats and Trends for 2019
Phishing Gets More Sophisticated — Phishing attacks, in which carefully targeted digital messages are transmitted to fool people into clicking on a link that can then install malware or expose sensitive data, are becoming more sophisticated.
Now that employees at most organizations are more aware of the dangers of email phishing or of clicking on suspicious-looking links, hackers are upping the ante — for example, using machine learning to much more quickly craft and distribute convincing fake messages in the hopes that recipients will unwittingly compromise their organization’s networks and systems. Such attacks enable hackers to steal user logins, credit card credentials and other types of personal financial information, as well as gain access to private databases.
Ransomware Strategies Evolve — Ransomware attacks are believed to cost victims billions of dollars every year, as hackers deploy technologies that enable them to literally kidnap an individual or organization’s databases and hold all of the information for ransom. The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is credited with helping to fuel ransomware attacks by allowing ransom demands to be paid anonymously.
As companies continue to focus on building stronger defenses to guard against ransomware breaches, some experts believe hackers will increasingly target other potentially profitable ransomware victims such as high-net-worth individuals.
Cryptojacking — The cryptocurrency movement also affects cyber security in other ways. For example, cryptojacking is a trend that involves cyber criminals hijacking third-party home or work computers to “mine” for cryptocurrency. Because mining for cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin, for example) requires immense amounts of computer processing power, hackers can make money by secretly piggybacking on someone else’s systems. For businesses, cryptojacked systems can cause serious performance issues and costly down time as IT works to track down and resolve the issue.
Cyber-Physical Attacks — The same technology that has enabled us to modernize and computerize critical infrastructure also brings risk. The ongoing threat of hacks targeting electrical grids, transportation systems, water treatment facilities, etc., represent a major vulnerability going forward. According to a recent report in The New York Times, even America’s multibillion-dollar military systems are at risk of high-tech foul play.
IoT Attacks — The Internet of Things is becoming more ubiquitous by the day (according to Statista.com, the number of devices connected to the IoT is expected to reach almost 31 billion by 2020). It includes laptops and tablets, of course, but also routers, webcams, household appliances, smart watches, medical devices, manufacturing equipment, automobiles and even home security systems.
Cybersecurity News from Around the World
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