About California Cyberhub
Support is through an online and growing Knowledge Base of best practices, operational and startup procedures and checklists for cyber teams and competitions. It also includes a vibrant community of volunteer advisors and mentors to assist schools and communities in cultivating cyber training programs. The California Cyberhub also acts as a matching service to connect community need with the many available support funding sources.
The California Cyberhub concept was developed with funding from the California Tech Hire Academy grant, provided by Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, under the California Community Colleges Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy program. Subsequently, with influence from the Governor's office GoBiz department, it has become a self sustaining organization funded by California public education, government and business.
Frequently Asked Questions
The California Cyberhub is a collaboration of individuals from education, government, business and professional associations. These include K-12, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, CompTIA, Hewlett Packard, Amazon, Best Buy, CA Department of Technology, CA Office of Emergency Service, Governor’s office and others.
The California Cyberhub distills and catalogs best practices from all of the active and past cyber training and competitions in the State to provide a concise resource for those wishing to adopt cyber training and/or sponsor competitions in their respective communities. The Cyberhub also provides connections to coach, instructor and regional advisor/mentors to help get cyber training programs off the ground quickly and provide access to support funds that may be available at the state/regional/local levels.
The California Cyberhub concept was originally developed with a California Tech Hire Academy grant provided by Vice Chancellor Van Ton Quinlivan, as part of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy program, California Community Colleges. Expansion of the concept is a collaboration with the State Governor’s office GoBiz unit and presented to the current group of collaborators at the California Cyber Innovation Challenge at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June of 2017.
California’s existing approach to Cybersecrity training lacked coordination which has resulted in duplication of effort and confusion across the state. It was recognized that an interagency and inter departmental effort was needed to support the combined efforts of all. Having a neutral organization and collaborative is expected to help prevent the effort from not being sidelined by any one participant or interest.
The California Cyberhub is a virtual organization at CA-Cyberhub.org. The CA Cyberhub is currently hosted by SynED.org a California Education focused non-profit.