Greater Sacramento Region ICT/DM DSN

2016 Activities

  • The day-long California Cyber Cup Demonstration Event was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Sacramento City College. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) issued a press release about the Cyber Cup (Read).

2015 Activities

The Greater Sacramento Region's DSN offered a CyberPatriot Training Workshop for new and current coaches on Oct. 3, 2015 for Season VIII.

The Greater Sacramento Regional Summer 2015 CyberCamps featured three days of no-cost introductory cybersecurity training. Instruction was led by community college faculty and high school teachers. Training modules developed by the CyberPatriot Program covered a variety of topics including system hardening, access control, and system protection. The three-day program ended with team competitions and an awards ceremony sponsored by the local chapter of the Air Force Association.

In addition to continuing the activities identified during 2014, an additional focus will be added on the Business Information Worker. In concert with ICT faculty from across the Region, the possibility of implementating a uniform statewide Business Information Worker (BIW) pathway that defines a series of job skills that meet employer needs will be assessed. See for more information.

2014 Activities Update

NetLabs Regional Hub – Secured $578,000 for the development of a NetLabs environment where professors and students can access a virtual lab environment from any Internet accessible location and complete lab projects. Projects can be ones that professors create, or there is a library of labs that were created by faculty receiving stipends funded by the National Science Foundation. View the current library of labs online. View this brief video to learn how to access and use the virtual labs.
Cyber Security Competition – Funded the participation of middle school, high school, and community college students in CyberPatriot and the National Cyber League competitions.
Faculty Professional Development – Funded faculty participation in a number of workshops and other faculty events. Also provided information on free professional development opportunities.

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by Deputy Sector

Navigator Professor

Steven Linthicum.

CyberPatriot Video

NetLabs Video