The goal of this year’s camp, with the theme “Finding Your Cyber Career,” was to allow aspiring students to build connections with employers who will be seeking talented college graduates in the future.
CSUSB is the first higher education institution to join the CHIRP program, which brings together government, industry and higher education to provide students a direct two-year pathway to a cybersecurity career.
The overnight GenCyber camp, June 11-16, will focus on cybersecurity awareness, training and career mentoring designed to stimulate student interest and competency in cyber content and career development.
Tony Coulson (cybersecurity) discussed the dangers of using public cell phone chargers, Kate Liszka (history) was featured in an article about the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, Mike Kohout (geography) and Jeremy Murray (history) are coordinating a forum on the region’s warehouse industry, and Jason P. Jung (biology) was part of a team that recently published a study on the knuckle-walking Sahelanthropus tchadensis.
Tony Coulson (information and decision sciences) discussed the need to train more cybersecurity professionals, and Mike Kohout, geography, and Jeremy Murray, history, were each quoted in an article about an upcoming forum focusing on the Inland Empire’s warehouse and logistics industry.
Chioma Nwagbala recounts her efforts as a graduate student that led to an MPA degree with a cybersecurity concentration as her second chance to excel academically.
Daniel MacDonald (economics), Beth Steffel (art), Tony Coulson (cybersecurity) and Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) were included in recent news coverage.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about topics related to hate crimes and extremism, and Tony Coulson (information and decision sciences) discussed a Cybersecurity Center federal grant aimed at training more students to be cybersecurity professionals.
With the grant, the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center will focus its efforts on cyber defense, cyber research and cyber operations at educational institutions across the country. The goal is to solve the cybersecurity workforce deficit, which is now estimated to be 700,000 skilled professionals.