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CENTER FOR CYBER EDUCATION

Community Outreach

WGU Clubs

WGU Cybersecurity Student Club

The WGU Cybersecurity Club (WGUCC) has over 5,800 members. Theory is empty without practice. In WGUCC, everyone can gain the hands-on experience to reinforce their education. WGUCC strives for the practical application of social, ethical, and technical concepts. Club meetings will include presentations on the tools, techniques, and procedures used by current Cybersecurity experts. As part of WGUCC, students will have the opportunity to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Students can connect with other students, alumni, educators, security professionals, military personnel, and government officials as they explore the diversity of cybersecurity.

The club utilizes the NICE Cyber Challenges to learn defensive (Blue) security. There are multiple events such as TryHackMe nights, HackTheBox Saturdays, Accountability group and CTF events. The club maintains a competitive CCDC team and helps students organize for the NCL competition. Further, the club has a Khoros, Teams, Discord and an exclusive club member LinkedIn group, to exchange information, discuss multiple topics and share information about jobs and internships.

WGU Women in Technology Club

The Women in Technology club is an opportunity to support women as they navigate the field of technology for the future.

WGU Alumni Club

The Alumni Cybersecurity club is for WGU graduates from the BSCSIA, MSCSIA, and BSNOS programs. The club provides alumni with the ability to network, learn about new trends in cybersecurity, practice and learn hands-on skills in offensive and defensive security, and enhance their careers.

WGU Chapter of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society

WGU has started a chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society. Note, Sword and Shield only accepts applications in February, May, August, and November of each year.

WGU Center for Cyber Education works with CYBER.ORG to build a future where the nation’s cybersecurity needs are met by a knowledgeable, skilled, and passionate workforce. The mission is to ensure that every K-12 student gains foundational and technical cybersecurity knowledge and skills by empowering teachers with quality curriculum, resources, and training needed to deliver cyber content to students.