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The community is invited to attend a cybersecurity briefing, a career and education showcase, and to celebrate more than 160 local middle and high school students who are competing in this region’s first California Mayors Cyber Cup competition on Feb. 23, at Moorpark College.
The community program will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and student awards will be given from 3 to 3:30 p.m. At 1:30, a cybersecurity briefing will be delivered by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, chair of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity, and there will be presentations from college officials on education and careers in cybersecurity. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., table-top round-robin sessions will feature businesses and educators discussing their work in IT and cybersecurity as well as career opportunities. The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit https://cmcc-moorpark.eventbrite.com.
The California Mayors Cyber Cup is a statewide cybersecurity contest for middle and high school students. The student teams compete from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The competition engages students on a real-life cybersecurity threat scenario in which they use technical skills, leading cyber practices and good cyber-hygiene habits.