About Us 2018-12-07T20:08:22+00:00

Inspiring Students Towards Careers in Cybersecurity

Our goal is to provide motivated high school students with an introductory cybersecurity experience defending computer systems, including hands-on implementation of defensive cybersecurity practices in Windows and Linux operating systems – core skills applicable to any cybersecurity career.

Our sessions include expert presentations by guest speakers from industry-leading companies who have both deep experience in cybersecurity fields and insight into careers in IT security, network security and secure software engineering.

We’re proud to offer students valuable experience that can aid in qualifying for cybersecurity internships in the future. We’re especially proud of our student organizers, several of who have landed local cyber and network security companies.

WHY CYBERSECURITY?

Cybersecurity is one of today’s hottest technical fields, with some experts forecasting a shortage of up to 1 million of trained professionals in the coming years. Careers in cybersecurity can be incredibly rewarding, high paying, and are in demand worldwide in just about every industry.

Learn more about cyber security careers

“GIRLS ONLY” CAMP

In 2017 we launched our “Girls Only” camp which featured leading women guest speakers from the cybersecurity industry, and female instructors who provided an inclusive and tailored program for young women interested in STEM careers. Check out what we did last year!

2017 Camp Highlights

MANAGEMENT TEAM

NW Cyber Camp is a program running under the umbrella of EnergySec, an Oregon 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Day to day management of NW Cyber Camp is conducted by a wide array of students, teachers and industry professionals. To contact the camp’s management, please use the email address here.

STUDENT ORGANIZERS

ZANDER WORK
ZANDER WORKStudent, Oregon State University
KAMERON THOMAS
KAMERON THOMASStudent, Center for Advanced Learning

ADVISORY BOARD & MANAGEMENT TEAM

CHARLIE KAWASAKI, CISSP
CHARLIE KAWASAKI, CISSPCTO, PacStar and CEO, Software Diligence Services, LLC
RAKESH BOBBA
RAKESH BOBBAAssistant Professor at Oregon State University
TWILA DENHAM
TWILA DENHAMManaging Director, Operations and Workforce, EnergySec
TERRY BRAUGHT
TERRY BRAUGHTComputer Information Systems Instructor, Center for Advanced Learning
MARY PARKER
MARY PARKERCamp Logistics, EnergySec
MEGAN MCKENZIE
MEGAN MCKENZIEFounder & CEO, McKenzie Worldwide
PEGGY MILLER
PEGGY MILLERChief Executive Officer, PacStar
ERIC JENKINS, MBA, CAMS, CISA
ERIC JENKINS, MBA, CAMS, CISAAVP Internal Audit, Umpqua Bank
STEVE PARKER
STEVE PARKERPresident, EnergySec

SUPPORT STAFF

CATHERINE LAW
CATHERINE LAWDirector at STEM Academy, Oregon State University
ANDREW ZAMBRANO
ANDREW ZAMBRANOCybersecurity Analyst, EnergySec
SEBASTIAN GALVIN
SEBASTIAN GALVINCybersecurity Analyst, EnergySec

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“This camp provided invaluable opportunities to meet industry professionals and get to know the types of jobs that are open in cyber security. It also gave me a lot of resources to allow me to learn more about cybersecurity on my own and was a fun way to get to know computers and learn the basics of what cyber security is all about.”

“I loved the speakers and would highly recommend this camp to anyone who wants to open new doors to cybersecurity.”

“PDX CyberCamp was a great opportunity to both learn about securing windows and Linux systems and also to talk and connect with industry professionals.”

“Great experience! Very informational.”

“I was given so many opportunities for future internships and jobs as a high school student, which is very rare.”

“PDX CyberCamp was super fun! The instructors were great about talking to everyone and helping connect us to future opportunities, and the lab instructions were clear and concise. I’d definitely take it again if I could.”

“I leanred so much information at this camp and it makes me excited for what I can use this information for in the future.”

“This camp provided invaluable opportunities to meet industry professionals and get to know the types of jobs that are open in cyber security. It also gave me a lot of resources to allow me to learn more about cyber security on my own and was a fun way to get to know computers and learn the basics of what cyber security is all about.”

“Cyber Camp was super fun! The instructors were great about talking to everyone and helping connect us to future opportunities, and the lab instructions were clear and concise. I’d definitely take it again if I could.”

CONTACT US

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