Cyber’s Future is a community-based cybersecurity education program designed for middle- and high-school students interested in protecting and defending against cybercrime.  The program instills responsibility, ethical decision-making, confidence, emotional intelligence, and practical knowledge.

Students gain proficiency in each area of the cybersecurity framework through participation in adult-level information technology and cybersecurity core certfication training with CompTIA:

  1. IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
  2. A+
  3. Network+
  4. Security+

In addition to CompTIA’s content, we introduce real-world business and cybersecurity concepts from the beginning.  Students gain employability and entreprenuerial skills to help prepare them for college and the workforce.

 

Program Designers

Cheryl Abram & Dr. Wesley Phillips

Cheryl Abram,  is a cybersecurity strategist, consultant, instructor, curriculum developer, researcher and policy analyst.

Dr. Wesley Phillips is the Cybersecurity Operations Manager and Incident Response Lead for a government agency.  He is a former federal agent and officer and Marine Corps veteran.  He is also the winner of the Outstanding Cybersecurity Training & Curriculum Award of 2021.