Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
Longs Peak Middle School students learn cybersecurity basics
By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
Longs Peak Middle School eighth-grader Carmen Oliveros started coding in elementary school and now is tackling protecting computers from hackers.
"It's opened a whole new world of computers," she said. "I'm learning a lot of cool security ideas."
Carmen is one of about a dozen students learning to combat online threats in the Longmont school's new cybersecurity club.
LogRhythm, a Boulder-based cybersecurity firm, partnered with the school to support instruction and cover the cost of technology upgrades and competition registration. Two employees also are working with the students as mentors.