Youth Cyber Defender


Our Mission

Youth Cyber Defender is founded by a group of young students enthusiastic with cyber security. Our mission is to promote cyber security education among elementary school, middle school and high school students and use our knowledge to secure our cyber infrastructure for our community and beyond.

Current News

Ethan was interviewed by KATU AM Northwest host Helen Raptis in their studio on 6/7/2024 for his Prudential Emerging Visionaries award. Here is the link to the interview: 

 Congratulations to Ethan Zhang for being awarded 2024 Prudential Emerging Visionary for his inspiring commitment to improving the lives of others! Ethan will receive a $5,000 award to help take his innovation to the next level. He is also invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Prudential's headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, where he will meet his mentor at Prudential and connect with other young visionaries. 


Learn, Secure, Promote


What we've done

In the past, we trained students to participate in CyberPatriot, picoCTF and CyberStart American competitions. We regularly host educational sessions and outreach events. Of course, we also have fun team-building days!