SoCalCCCC Facebook Group

SoCalCCCC is the collaborative effort of Coastline College, Cypress College, Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College, Long Beach City College, Rio Hondo College, and Webster University with the goal of developing pathways to success in cybersecurity for K-12 students in the Southern California region. Our primary focus is building teams in the Orange County and Los Angeles county areas to compete in CyberPatriot's cyber defense competition. Our vision is for all high schools and middle schools in California to have the opportunity to compete in CyberPatriot.

CyberTech Girls

Hack the Gap: Close the cybersecurity talent gap with interactive tools and data. An interactive map and career pathways for individuals interested in cybersecurity careers.

Coastline College's Cyber Center

The goal of the CAE Cyber Defense Education program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. The program helps students to proactively increase their understanding of robust information assurance and cyber defense (IA/CD) technology, policy, and practices to work collaboratively as professionals to enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practices.

Coastline College - CIS CST CYBR

Stay in touch with classmates and learn about events at Coastline. This group is for current and prospective students, industry, government, and others that want to connect.

California Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Coastline College is seeking interested candidates that would like to learn about cybersecurity while working in an apprenticeship role. Prospective applicants must be A+ certified, over the age of 17, and legally eligible to work in the US. The first cohort track in the California Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program began in June 2017 with online classes in cybersecurity.

Cyber Up! Digital Forensics & Incident Response Program

As a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), the implementation of the DFIR program at Coastline College has the potential to be transformative, bringing about needed and important change to U.S. education and security. Thus, the program expects to increase the availability and readiness of qualified cybersecurity technicians in the U.S. workforce, resulting in greater global competitiveness for the U.S. economy and increased national security. A comprehensive project evaluation will measure the DFIR program's effectiveness, which will in turn support adaptation and replication by other institutions.


Hack the Gap: Close the cybersecurity talent gap with interactive tools and data. An interactive map and career pathways for individuals interested in cybersecurity careers.


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

Code.orgĀ® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.

National Cyber League

The National Cyber League (NCL) is a biannual cybersecurity competition for high school and college students. The competition consists of a series of challenges that allows students to demonstrate their ability to identify hackers from forensic data, break into vulnerable websites, recover from ransomware attacks, and more. Students compete in the NCL to build their skills, obtain scouting reports of their performance for hiring purposes, and to represent their school.

National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is the premier online resource for cybersecurity training. NICCS connects Government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity training providers throughout the Nation. NICCS provides the nation with the tools necessary to ensure citizens and the workforce have more dynamic cybersecurity skills. The courses in the training catalog are cybersecurity focused and delivered by accredited universities, National Centers of Academic Excellence, federal agencies, and other training providers. Each course is mapped to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, the foundation of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) effort to standardize the cybersecurity field.

WiCys Women in Cybersecurity

WiCyS ( is a community of engagement, encouragement, and support for women in cybersecurity. It is the premier organization with national reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring. Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a non-profit organization offering man membership, sponsorship, and collaboration benefits.

WiCys SoCal Chapter

The purpose of this regional affiliate is to provide a central place for women who are in the cybersecurity field or interested in the field, to network and support each other. WiCyS SoCal Affiliate serves the Southern California region and especially the area of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. We incorporate and carry out the WiCyS mission: to recruit, retain, and promote women in cybersecurity.