How to Infuse a Culture of Fun into Your Cyber Team

Introduction To give this blog post a little back story, I was lucky enough to inherit a small six-person CyberPatriot team, so the initial groundwork for the ‘team’ was in place but over the past seven years. Now the team has expanded in numbers and in the array of competitions we compete in. High school … Continue reading How to Infuse a Culture of Fun into Your Cyber Team

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from the First Year of a New Cybersecurity Club

If I were to take a survey of our first-year club members, and asked them what they had learned that year, I am sure that every list would be different. That is the great thing about pioneering something new! Each person’s journey is different, even if we are on the same path. There are some … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from the First Year of a New Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Organize Events and Meetings, Invite Speakers, and Attract Sponsors

Have you ever attended a career fair? Have you ever wondered how much it cost, or how many people were involved in setting it up? How many phone calls, meetings, and approvals had to take place? When you see free stickers, t-shirts, bags of goodies and pens, did you wonder where all that came from … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Organize Events and Meetings, Invite Speakers, and Attract Sponsors

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create a Statement of Purpose and Draft a Charter for a New Cybersecurity Club

So, we have gathered a group of passionate, like-minded individuals that are driven by a deeper desire, as we discussed before. They all have a reason for being there - but what is the common purpose? “So, I just got back from the Student Government Association meeting. They said they can’t approve our request to … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create a Statement of Purpose and Draft a Charter for a New Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create and Run an Effective Cybersecurity Club

It starts with two. The desire to share, connect, discuss, and express. A shared passion, a similar interest. It could begin with two students, or faculty, or a student-teacher interaction that inspires out-of-classroom interaction. A line from The Mentor’s Manifesto reads: This is it… this is where I belong… I know everyone here… even if … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create and Run an Effective Cybersecurity Club