Community outreach is a crucial part of Indiana State University Cybercriminology program as educating our K-12 students is essential to their future. The School of Criminology and Security Studies is actively engaged in pursuing collaborations and partnerships. As the program evolves and matures, so does community outreach. Thus as news and events happen, they will be shared here. In the meantime, here are some cybersecurity programs that focus on K-12 students and educating and preparing them in the cybersecurity field.  If you are interested in collaborating, partnering , or developing a program in cybersecurity with Indiana State University, please contact Dr. Jason E James at

CYBER.ORG's goal is to empower educators as they prepare the next generation to succeed in the cyber workforce of tomorrow.

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, and CyberGenerations –a cyber safety initiative geared toward keeping senior citizens safe online

GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league.

Cyberstart America is a free national program for high school students to master cybersecurity as a gateway to the industry, up their digital skills, and compete for college scholarships!

Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. he Center is the charitable foundation of (ISC)². (ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.

National Security Agency Central Security Service Resources for Students and Educators NSA partners with schools to develop the talent and tools we need

Teach Cyber, a subsidiary of DARK Enterprises Inc., is a non-profit dedicated to developing, supporting, and stewarding excellent cybersecurity education at the secondary level. Our mission is to provide resources, training, and support to secondary school educators teaching cybersecurity.

HSCTF is an international online hacking competition designed to educate high schoolers in computer science.

Cybersecurity for K-12 students: A complete guide on how to get started