Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Resources for students interested in a career in cybersecurity.
Los Rios Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Center
Welcome to the Los Rios Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Center (LRCIAC). We provide cybersecurity-related resources for all of the Los Rios colleges, students, staff, and the community we serve. Our goal is to prepare our students to meet the ever-increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals to keep our businesses and our country safe.
If you want to learn how to stay ahead of cybersecurity attacks in an ever-changing security environment, we can help you get started. Our cybersecurity program will train you how to identify and respond to cyber threats of all kinds. These skills will prepare you to enter a highly paid, in-demand cybersecurity career.
In fact, Cyberseek states that every year in the US, 40,000 jobs for information security analysts go unfilled, and employers are struggling to fill 200,000 other cybersecurity-related roles. The biggest obstacle to stronger cybersecurity today, according to the 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Report, is the lack of skilled employees.
Cybersecurity at Los Rios
The following is a list of networking and security program faculty at Los Rios.
|Kevin Anderson||SCC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Gary Bennett||SCC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Joseph Cheung||SCC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Larry Dumais||ARC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Markus Geissler||CRC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Daniel Gilbert-Valencia||ARC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Abdelaziz Kaina||SCC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Michael A. L'Estrange||ARC||Networking and Linux|
|Lance Parks||CRC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Dee Dee Perkins||CRC||Cybersecurity|
|Ashley Richardson||ARC/SCC||Cybersecurity and Networking|
|Buddy Spisak||CRC||Cybersecurity, Linux and Networking|
Degrees and Certificates
Los Rios offers the following cybersecurity-related degree and certificate programs.
|Computer Information Security Essentials||Certificate||American River College|
|Computer Information Security Essentials||Certificate||Sacramento City College|
|Cybersecurity||Certificate||Cosumnes River College|
|Cybersecurity and Information Assurance||Certificate||American River College|
|Cybersecurity and Information Assurance||Certificate||Sacramento City College|
|Cybersecurity and Information Assurance||AS Degree||American River College|
|Cybersecurity and Information Assurance||AS Degree||Cosumnes River College|
|Cybersecurity and Information Assurance||AS Degree||Sacramento City College|
News, Events, and Resources
Cybersecurity News and Student Events
In addition to mentoring for CyberPatriot competitions, Los Rios College students participate in a variety of cyber competitions to sharpen their hands-on skills in cybersecurity. Competitions include the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) and National Cyber League (NCL).
Cybersecurity Resources and Awareness
Cybersecurity careers are complex and many roles can be found with banks, retailers, and government organizations. Learn about cybersecurity careers.
CAE and CAE-CDE Institutions
The following are four-year National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense:
Security Training Opportunities
SANS Training Center
SANS Training Center offers online training videos to those who handle secure information or deal with private student data, personal identity information, research data, social security numbers, or financial aid data as part of their job functions.
Anyone with a California community college email address can sign up for a free account at CCC Information Security Center.
Cybrary.it offers both free and paid IT security training.