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Want to learn how to secure a computer and detect and stop attacks

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#1 AndrewLane8127


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:51 AM

Hi, I am new to information security, and I just joined cyber patriots. I want to learn how to secure a computer to prevent hackers from getting my information, and other's information.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 26 May 2016 - 12:01 PM.
moved from Intrductions to General Security

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#2 RolandJS


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:04 PM

2016 Summer camps:   https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/Documents/CyberCamps%20BatchGeo%202016.pdf


"AFA chapters, public and private high schools and middle schools, home schools, Civil Air Patrol squadrons, Naval Sea Cadet Corps units, scouting units, Boys and Girls Clubs, and, pending approval by the CyberPatriot National Commissioner, other non-profit educational organizations are encouraged to request and host AFA CyberC.  Organizations are required to supply all computer and technical equipment, as well as staff the camp session with a qualified adult instructor.  There are no age restrictions on the student participants in the CyberCamp program, but given the curriculum's targeted level of difficulty, the CyberPatriot Program Office recommends camps recruit local 7th -12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience."


From the above snippit, and from poking around the web site, I see lots of learning opportunities within uscyberpatriot.org.  and, BC tutorials has material that you can read through as you have time.


BC tutorials include:




and there is so much more all over BleepingComputer.com

Edited by RolandJS, 26 May 2016 - 12:11 PM.

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#3 Didier Stevens

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

What are your current computer skills?

Edited by Didier Stevens, 26 May 2016 - 04:39 PM.

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