Outreach

The Cyber Defense Team is always interested in reaching out to the community to promote cyber security awareness. One of our goals is to assist in increasing the number of IT professionals that can fill the country's cyber security and infrastructure needs. Feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance in this regard.

National High School Cyber Patriot Program During the Year

  • CPIV - CyberPatriot Round 4

  • The High School CyberPatriot teams that trained with TAMUCC's Cyber Defense Team for the CPIV round were: Carol Jr. ROTC, W.B. Ray Jr. ROTC, Flour Bluff Jr. ROTC, and Flour Bluff open division. The Flour Bluff team was the only team with only two students. All other teams had approximately five students each.

    For the second year in a row, Flour Bluff and Ray Junior ROTC teams advanced to the 42-team national semi-final round.

    The Flour Bluff Junior ROTC team advanced to the championship round to compete against the top 12 teams in the United States. They took first place in their division.

    All other Teams are currently preparing for next year's competition.

  • CPIII - CyberPatriot Round 3

  • The Cyber Defense Team provides free training to local high school students interested in competing in the National High School Cyber Patriot program.  In 2011 the team assisted two JROTC teams, one from W. B. Ray H.S. and one from Flour Bluff H.S. Out of the 600 JROTC teams to compete, both teams made it to the semi final round.  Ray H.S. finished in the top 10 while Flour Bluff finished in the top 20.

    In addition to the two JROTC teams the Cyber Defense Team assisted two open division teams.  One from Flour Bluff H.S. and one from Tuloso-Midway.  The open division consisted of over 400 teams.


Island Days

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Island Day’s is an opportunity for High School students and their families to visit and learn more about the University.  The program includes guided campus tours, meetings with faculty from the student’s area of academic interest, as well as current students, alumni and University representatives.  The Cyber Defense Team has manned a Cyber Security and Infrastructure table to inform visitors of the educational activity conducted by the team.


High Schools

The Cyber Defense Team is interested in visiting High School students in an effort to support their interest in Computer Science.  Introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities.  Acquaint the students to some of the hands-on activities available as part of the Cyber Defense Team program.  We invite and encourage them to visit the Cyber Defense lab and participate in the teams weekly activities.


Texas Techies Animators Competition

The Cyber Defense Team at TAMUCC has manned a Cyber Security and Infrastructure table at the Texas Techies Animators Competition as well as assists in the judging process.  The team participated in support of the Universities Computer Science department, in order to further the awareness of high school students and their parents of the Universities Computer Science program and the activities of the Cyber Defense Team.