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2022 Cybersecurity Resource Guide curated by Miami EdTech and CSTA Miami!

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace.   Cybersecurity is the process of protecting data and information systems from threats. From finance to healthcare to retail to education, cybersecurity affects nearly every public and private industry sector across the globe! Cybersecurity threats pose huge risks to our personal, economic, and national security.   Here are some teaching & curriculum resources to check out, most are FREE!  
  • What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?
    • This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. 
  • Hacking Google
    • Five elite security teams. Six never-before-told stories. Go behind the scenes with the hacking teams at Google keeping more people safe online than anyone else in the world. 
  • Cybersecurity Career Profiles
    • Info on different roles in Cybersecurity 
  • Hacker High School Project
    • Hacker Highschool is a complete, self-guided curriculum for cybersafety and cybersecurity. It is designed for teens from 12-20 years old. HHS combines instruction written in narrative and practical exercises which can be completed with a standard computer and an internet connection to facilitate learning in a classroom or at home. 
  • Teach Cyber
    • has an 8-unit Introductory to Cyber Security Course with many great activities and for the labs, you can use the U.S. CyberRange – which does cost.
  • Cyber.org provides resources to teachers by request. You can get access to their Canvas website to get to the courses and it’s all FREE! These labs also use the U.S. CyberRange. On that Canvas site, there are courses such as:
    • CyberSecurity for grades 10-12 that aligns with the Security+ certification test,
    • IT Fundamentals for grades 8-9 that align to the ITF+ certification test,
    • Cyber Science for grades 10-12, Cyber Society for grades 9-12,
    • Cyber Literacy for grades 8-10, Cyber Literacy II for grades 9-12, and additional courses on their site.
  • Check out a Capture the Flag competition for your students:
    • CyberPatriot is a Capture the Flag competition in the fall done by teams of students. Visit https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/ for more details and sign your students up.
  • CyberSecurity
    • A curriculum for a high school cyber security course.

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