Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Collaborative


Students develop their software engineering skills to prepare for industry jobs. Members of all skill levels participate in open-source projects, including Android/iOS development, web development and computer vision, using their hands-on knowledge in internships and work. Software development professionals speak to students, and come from companies including Google, Microsoft, JPL and Raytheon.

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Students are exposed to digital forensics, cyber crime and cybersecurity while learning from law enforcement agencies and private firms to gain real-world experiences. Students can focus on data acquisition and data analysis through various platforms, including computers, servers and mobile phones.

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Students explore information technology careers and develop technical and essential skills relevant to the industry. Students hear from IT professionals and attend workshops on topics that include resumes and interviews. A student data analytics team collaborates and participates in competitions, hackathons and research projects.

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Students focus on strengthening their cybersecurity skills with an emphasis on cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI), reverse engineering, secure coding and malware analysis, security analysis and incident response, and pentesting. Members create new solutions and contribute to existing ones, building on their knowledge and skills with hands-on experience.

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Members are supported in their computer science and technology activities and education by connecting with their female community through events, socials, conventions and workshops to empower them in their career fields. First- and second-year students are linked with mentors who provide guidance on class selection, internships and academics. Company tours create exposure to local technology companies, including Google, Qualcomm and Behr.

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Students learn professional skills needed to be a software engineer, including code review, unit testing, communication and software design. Exercises can be done in meetings or online, allowing students of all skill levels to sharpen their knowledge.

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Students build knowledge and skills in information security, cybersecurity and information technology through hands-on experiences, workshops and alumni mentorships. SWIFT runs workshops and trainings on topics that include cyber defense, Linux administration and offensive (red teaming/attack).

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