Cyber Defense Association

Public awareness of Cybersecurity threats is gripping our nation. Are you prepared?

The Harford Community College Cyber Defense Association (CDA) is a student run association that focuses on cybersecurity and how to identify, protect, respond and defend organizational assets. Our main purpose is to develop and encourage cybersecurity awareness and application by providing students with the tools and education they need to advance their cybersecurity careers.

To accomplish this goal, we participate in community/national cyber challenges, outreach programs about security related topics, host tech talks and guest speakers that are leaders in the cybersecurity field.

The cyber program recently installed two cybersecurity labs to instruct students in all aspects of cybersecurity and provide hands-on practice. The CDA utilizes the new labs to instruct students and practice hands-on cyber challenges or topics that will enrich the student's understanding of cybersecurity.

Two Cyber students being recognized at the Student Leadership Banquet

Recognition of Cyber Club Members at Leadership Banquet

Newly elected officers Bailey Jeffers, CDA President, and Nathan Benson, CDA Vice President were recognized for their leadership at the Student Leadership Banquet on 4/26/18.

Cyber students wearing Harford T-shirts posing for group picture

Students at the Baltimore Cyber Range

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Professor Frank Mayer successfully led a team of five cybersecurity students through a training exercise at the newly opened Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR). The exercise included sophisticated defensive operations scenarios that included real world threats. This one day Cyber Range experience was made possible through a DLLR EARN grant for community college students of which HCC was the first to participate. In addition to the valuable training opportunity, students will receive a certificate for their participation and support from the Range with connecting them with employment opportunities with BCR partners.

Harford Community College has partnered with the Baltimore Cyber Range and the State of Maryland to provide some community college students a unique one-day experience on the Baltimore Cyber Range. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in Joppa Hall 008 (unless otherwise noted).

  • 7/18/18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Griffin St. Louis - DefTech
    Topic:  Potential Job Opportunities 

Club Officers

  • Jonathan (Bailey) Jeffers, President
  • Nathan Benson, Vice President
  • Jared Keyes, Secretary
  • Joshua Gibson, Treasurer