Learn about cyber security in virtual camp

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While many (or all) the summer activities that Civil Air Patrol squadrons nationwide would be hosting in the summer of 2020 have been cancelled, one fantastic (and timely) training opportunity still exists, thanks to a partnership between the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol, and the Air Force Association.

From July 20-24, 2020, students 12 years of age through their senior year of high school can attend a virtual, home-based free cyber camp, facilitated by members of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron.

The virtual camp will take four hours per day, and will give students the opportunity to experience the techniques of cyber security, securing a network, spotting a hacker or a phisher’s techniques, and more.

Twenty slots are available for students in the 12-18 years old age category. There is no charge to participate and one does not have to be a member of Civil Air Patrol to participate. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the ACE Basin Composite Squadron Facebook page for registration information.

This free cyber camp leads into the beginning of the training that cadets and Civil Air Patrol members will receive as they begin preparing for CyberPatriot Competition with other Air Force JROTC and Civil Air Patrol units nationwide.

Although the ACE Basin Composite Squadron is currently meeting virtually, the emergency services training and preparation for community service continues. Those who are interested in joining the unit may email Capt, Rachael J. Mercer, unit commander, at rachael.mercer@scwgcap.org.

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