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The FLWG Cyber Program is dedicated to the advancement of cadets and seniors in a future career in Cyber. Civil Air Patrol has partnered with Cisco and local colleges to help support you on your path as a cyber professional. Here are some known facts why Cyber is the fastest growing field with the highest workforce demand.​

  • We live in a digital society.

  • Cybercrimes are estimated to cost over $6 trillion this year.

  • The average cost of a data breach is $8.6 million.

  • In 2021 there have been over 301 known breaches in the United States.

  • Cyber security professional jobs are the fastest growing career field with an average of 31% growth until 2029.

  • Average starting salary for a Cyber Security professional is $90,000.00 To $160,000.00

What is Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks. Also known as information technology (IT) security, cybersecurity measures are designed to combat threats against networked systems and applications, whether those threats originate from inside or outside of an organization.

Cyber Patriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program, sponsored by the Air Force Association, to educate the next generation of patriotic cyber defenders of our nation's security and infrastructure.

​This highly competitive and technological event is training a new generation to ensure America is prepared to defend its national security from the air, land, sea, space and cyberspace.​

  • Civil Air Patrol teams compete for FREE.

  • CAP cadets can compete in two levels: (high school) All Service Division and Middle School Division.

  • Your squadron can have one coach who works with more than one team.

  • You can partner with another Squadron to form a team. · Click HERE to learn How the Program Works for CAP cadets

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Civil Air Patrol has partnered with Cisco Networking Academy (NetCad) to make cybersecurity resources available to all members. The Cisco Networking Academy transforms the lives of learners, educators, and communities through the power of technology, education and career opportunities. Register today and begin earning your Cisco badges and advancing your cyber career.

 

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