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Civil Air Patrol cadets to participate in National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (Oct 22, 2021) – Around 450 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) teams across the nation are gearing up to put their cybersecurity skills to the test in CyberPatriot XIV—the fourteenth season of the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Since 2009, CyberPatriot’s competition has...
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Cyber Careers Pathways Tool

CISA’s updated Cyber Career Pathways Tool now has a Career Pathway Roadmap that allows users to select 3-5 work roles and compare Tasks and KSAs across all the selected work roles. Search commercial job titles and select work roles you are interested in from the results to learn more! The...
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Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Civil Air Patrol is a Cybersecurity awareness month champion. This week’s theme is Explore.Experience.Share. This week is cybersecurity career awareness week. Learn more at this link. Through CAP’s Cisco Networking Academy partnership, CAP members have access to Cisco Talent Bridge, which provides virtual job fairs and career advice and allows...
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Identity Theft and Internet Scams

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile...
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Stop the Snowball

Using email and social media, cyber criminals lure individuals to click on malicious links or attachments to collect personal and financial information, and infect your device with malware and viruses. Stop the snowball: https://www.960cyber.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2809993/stop-the-snowball-protect-yourself-from-phishing-scams/
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Defending against Phishing

From ransomware to SolarWinds, the cybersecurity space has been as hectic as it has ever been over the last 12-24 months. However, for all of the emerging threats and news that are cropping up on the horizon, phishing -- one of the oldest pain points in cybersecurity -- is continuing...
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Phishing Quiz

Ever wonder how good you are at telling the difference between a legitimate website and one that's a phishing attempt? Take this quiz to find out. https://www.opendns.com/phishing-quiz/
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