Testimonial

"Josh has a passion for STEM and specifically for computer technology. He is also very concerned about the safety and security of our country, so he has decided to pursue a career in Cyber Security with the long-term goal of working in the national security field. He sees the internet as the new frontier to defend our social and economic well being."

Testimonial

"Mr. Josh Bruza is a talented, dedicated, respectful, courteous and very responsible young man with proven leadership skills and a long volunteering and community service record. More importantly, he is a man with high moral standards and an affectionate and charitable personality always willing to assist and provide servant leadership to all those around him."

Honors

  • 2019 SkillsUSA Cyber Security National Champion.
  • Received gold ranking (top 11%) in the National Cyber League competition in April of 2019.
  • Life Rank following 12 years of dedicated service with Boy Scouts of America.
    Multiple Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) Finalist Awards on Clarinet and Bass Clarinet.
  • Multiple O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble Superior Ratings on Clarinet and Bass Clarinet.
  • Received GOLD ranking at the 2019 Oklahoma SkillsUSA State Cyber Security Competition, qualifying for SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

IT Skill Set

Software

  • Familiar with operation and installation of operating systems such as different variants of Windows and several flavors of Linux such as Kali and Ubuntu.Familiar with troubleshooting residential customer computer systems.

Hardware

  • Knowledgeable of personal computer systems, printers, mobile devices, and how to operate on them securely.
  • Experienced in working with Cisco networking hardware.

Security

  • Analyzed different types of security threats and the procedures required to prevent them as a result of multiple participation in cyber security competitions and war games.

Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 Commencement speech for the Francis Tuttle Technology Center Portland Campus 2018-2019 graduating seniors and completing adults.
  • 2019 BSides Cyber Security Conference discussion panel over the Cyber Patriot Program.
  • 2018 discussion panel with the U.S. Department of Education Scott Stump over the Francis Tuttle Technology Center Portland Campus.

Qualifications

Francis Tuttle Technology Center Cyber Security Program
Student
August 2018 - Present
On scholarship for two years, Josh is pursuing his Cyber Security qualifications. "As communication systems become ever more complex, the skills needed to design, support, and keep those systems secure increase also. In the Cyber Security program we will learn to configure routers and switches, maintain wide area networks, and develop the processes necessary to provide the level of security that modern work demands. In this program we will receive the training and education that will make students eligible for certification exams such as Cisco Certified Entry Network Associate (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNAS), CompTIA, Security +, A+, Network+, and Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP). We also have the opportunity to select optional courses in Linux and Sun Solaris." 
- Francis Tuttle Technology Center 2018 Pathway Information Guide

2015 - 2018 Francis Tuttle Pre-Engineering Academy
Pre-Engineering Student
August 2015 – May 2018
Each year, 180 sophomores are selected to participate in this Pre-Engineeing Academy. After interviewing and being accepted into Francis Tuttle's Pre-Engineering Academy my sophomore year, I continued in the engineering program for three years and completed my senior project on cyber security. This challenging experience teaches how to juggle multiple responsibilities and master the art of time management in a college environment.

For the required senior year Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Project, with a team of four engineering students, we participated in the CyberPatriot Competition and reached the Platinum tier, we were one team away from competing nationally, and we were also out performing teams in the CyberPatriot Competition who had three years of experience. A great accomplishment as it is the first time this academy has participated in this national competition.

Edmond Memorial F.I.R.S.T. Robotics IronDogz Team
Build Team Captain
January 2017 – March 2017
12 hours per week 12 weeks of year
I was the leader in charge of building and maintaining the EMHS IronDogz Team robot. “EMHS IronDogz competed at Regionals in Dallas and Oklahoma City, placing 7th out of 61 teams in Oklahoma City and advancing to the playoff rounds, eventually losing in the quarterfinal round two matches to one.” (EMHS Bulldog Newsletter, April 2017 Edition)

Additional Honors and Awards


2018-2019 Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Cyber Security Ambassador: Assists with recruiting to ensure class growth

2018 James T. Rohan Memorial 
Scholarship Recipient

2018 Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Band
Scholarship Recipient


2016 Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) Finalist
Finalist on Bb Clarinet
October 2016

2016 Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) Finalist
Finalist on Bass Clarinet
October 2016

2016 Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) Honor Band
Symphonic Honor Band on Bass Clarinet
November 2016

2016 Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) All-State Finalist
Finalist on Bass Clarinet and a participant in the All-State Symphonic Band
January 2017

2017 O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating on Bb Clarinet
February 2017

2017 O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating on Bass Clarinet
February 2017

2017 O.S.S.A.A. State Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating on Bb Clarinet
April 2017

2017 O.S.S.A.A. State Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating on Bass Clarinet
April 2017

2017 Central Oklahoma Directors Association (CODA) Honor Band
Wind Symphony Honor Band, Second Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble

Superior Rating on Bb Clarinet
February 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating in the Clarinet Quartet with Lilian, Laura, and Sen.
February 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. District Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating in the Clarinet Choir (10 members) with Mr. Adam Basset
February 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. State Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating on Bb Clarinet
April 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. State Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating in the Clarinet Quartet with Lilian, Laura, and Sen.
April 2018

2018 O.S.S.A.A. State Solo and Ensemble
Superior Rating in the Clarinet Choir (10 members) with Mr. Adam Basset
April 2018

2017 Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Marching Band
Sousaphone Band Member
July 2017 – October 2017
As a SENIOR band member, I was eligible to participate and march in the "No Strings Attached" program.

2016 Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Marching Band

Bass Clarinet Band Member
July 2016 – October 2016
As a JUNIOR band member, I was eligible to participate and march in the "Paradise Lost" program.

2015 Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Marching Band
Bass Clarinet Band Member
July 2015 – October 2015
As a SOPHOMORE band member, I was eligible to participate and march in the "The Shining" program.

2014 Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Marching Band
Bb Clarinet Band Member
July 2014 – October 2014
As a FRESHMAN band member, I was eligible to participate and march in the "Gravity" program.

2017-2018 Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble
1st Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2017 – May 2018
After auditioning as a SENIOR, I was selected to perform on the Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Jeff Jahnke.

2016-2017 Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble
1st Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2016 – May 2017
After auditioning as a JUNIOR, I was selected to perform on the Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Jeff Jahnke.

2015-2016 Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble
2nd Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2015 – May 2016
After auditioning as a SOPHOMORE, I was selected to perform on the Edmond Memorial High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Jeff Jahnke.

2014-2015 Edmond Memorial High School Concert Band
3rd Chair Bb Clarinet
November 2014 – May 2015
After auditioning as a FRESHMAN, I was selected to perform on the Edmond Memorial High School Concert Band under the direction of Mr. William Bishop.

2017-2018 Edmond Memorial High School Orchestra
1st Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2017 – May 2018
Selected by Mr. Koehn, as a SENIOR, I have the opportunity to participate in full orchestra on bass clarinet and Bb clarinet when a piece does not feature a bass clarinet.

2016-2017 Edmond Memorial High School Orchestra

2nd Chair Bass Clarinet
November 2016 – May 2017
Selected by Mr. Koehn, as a JUNIOR, I had the opportunity to participate in full orchestra on bass clarinet.