NSA Day Of Cyber Introduction

Woman in Cyber to Sponsor Teachers in Maryland to become Cyber Teachers

Woman in Cyber to Sponsor Teachers in Maryland to become Cyber Teachers

Tina Williams, President, TCecure LLC., announced that 25 Cyber Teacher Certificate Program Sponsorships are available for Maryland teachers through the CyberPoint International Mentor Protégé Program.

The Cyber Teacher Professional Development Certificate Program is an online process that provides teachers upon completion with eight hours of continuing education units (CEUs) issued by the Computer Science Teachers Association. The Program includes, the Fundamentals of Cyber online adaptive learning course and interactive cyber experiences for the student and teacher. Further, students will have the opportunity to run through cyber challenges.

NSA Day of Cyber was featured at Maryland STEM Festival

NSA Day of Cyber was featured at Maryland STEM Festival

LifeJourney’s NSA Day of Cyber experience was one of the major highlights throughout the 2016 Maryland STEM Festival.

LifeJourney teamed up with Maryland’s public libraries, to bring the NSA Day of Cyber to this year’s Festival as an online STEM event as well as to various public libraries around the state where there were also coordinated site visits by real cyber security experts to discuss this STEM career path and help promote the LifeJourney cyber career exploration, interactive platform.

“The NSA Day of Cyber enabled libraries to help students connect fun tech interests to a potential career path. In one county we had an enthusiastic crowd of 275 people – mostly high school and college students – attend a presentation with an NSA Cybersecurity mentor”, said Dorothy Stoltz, Programming & Outreach Services Carroll County Public Library. ”

“Since the MD NSA Day of Cyber experience, we have had many attendees, teens and adults who have requested that similar programs be offered at several library branches in the future,” said Carrie Sanders, Youth Services Coordinator, Division of Library Development & Services for the Maryland State Department of Education.

Sheila Thompson’s High School Students Earn their Day of Cyber Certificates of Completion

Sheila Thompson’s High School Students Earn their Day of Cyber Certificates of Completion

Sheila Thompson, a Business, and Digital Media teacher at John Motley Morehead High School, in Eden NC, brought the NSA Day of Cyber experience to her students to explore the types of jobs in technology that are available outside of the factory town of Eden and her students were proud to showcase their NSA Day of Cyber Certificates of Completion.
With 20 years of experience teaching, Mrs. Thompson said “It was a huge honor to be able to have her students participate in the Day of Cyber and they had a lot of fun learning about cracking codes and experiencing the cyber challenges.”

200 Students Run the NSA Day of Cyber at NOVA Southeastern University

200 Students Run the NSA Day of Cyber at NOVA Southeastern University

200 high schoolers from eight schools across Miami-Dade county were bussed in for NOVA Southeastern University’s CyberSecurity Day this past October and had the opportunity to run the NSA Day of Cyber career simulation experience during the event.

Yair Levy, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity at College of Engineering and Computing Nova Southeastern University, led the annual outreach program that has been running since 2013. The College of Engineering and Computing at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) serves as a Champion during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM,) and is recognized by NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Education.

“The high school students that attended were extremely excitement about the NSA Day of Cyber platform and especially liked the interactive tasks and the high-quality videos,” stated Dr. Levy.

Virginia’s NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge Top 5 Schools

Virginia’s NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge Top 5 Schools

Virginia’s Gov. McAullife issued a state-wide Day of Cyber School Challenge this past October that will run through the end of March. Above is an update of the Top 5 Schools leading across the state.

NSA Day of Cyber champions  National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October!

NSA Day of Cyber champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) — held annually in October — is a collaborative effort between government, industry and organizations of all sizes to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet.

Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people nationwide. 2016 marks the 13th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – there is no better time than now to get involved!

Throughout the month of October, NCSA will provide a wide variety of easy-to-use, sharable resources to help you spread the word. Each week will showcase a different cybersecurity topic for you to do discuss with your community, friends, family and students.

Become a NCSAM Champion
Register yourself and/or your organization or school as a Champion to take action in support of NCSAM. It’s easy and free to sign up at staysafeonline.org/ncsam/champions.

Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Day of Cyber:
With National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) a few weeks away, can you please share more on what parents, students,\ and teachers can do to support the mission?

Mr. Kaiser:

NCSAM continues to grow bigger with each passing year, and we are excited to continue building on this extremely collaborative effort in 2016. The true spirit of NCSAM is founded in the broad-reaching ways that industry, government, academia, nonprofit organizations and individuals nationwide work in concert to influence and educate their diverse audiences and communities about online safety and security. We encourage parents, teachers and students alike to get involved by sharing our downloadable materials, using the #CyberAware hashtag on social media and registering yourself or your school as a NCSAM Champion – it’s a free way to officially show your support!

Interview with Rodney Petersen of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

Interview with Rodney Petersen of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The NSA Day of Cyber recently interviewed Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to learn more about some of the values that are part of the NICE strategic plan and his thoughts on how the U.S. is doing with preparing our educators and students for the cyber jobs of the future.

NSA Day of Cyber:
In your opinion, how do you think the U.S. is doing with preparing our educators and students for the cyber jobs of the future?

Mr. Petersen:
With respect to developing a pipeline of future cybersecurity professionals, the education and training providers are doing a superb job of creating the foundation for future success. While there are many areas where improvement is needed, most notably a need to provide hands-on learning and use of performance-based assessments, there is a lot of energy and positive momentum towards accomplishing our long-term goals. The challenge is that cybersecurity is still an evolving field with ever-changing threats and vulnerabilities so it will require continuous learning on both the part of educators and employees.

TechGirlz Becomes a NSA Day of Cyber Partner to Inspire Young Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity

TechGirlz Becomes a NSA Day of Cyber Partner to Inspire Young Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity

Techgirlz, founded by Tracey Welson-Rossman, whose mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers, is excited to partner with the NSA Day of Cyber initiative to educate middle school girls about the exciting opportunities in the Cybersecurity field through the NSA Day of Cyber program.

 

National Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit at Coppin State University Test Drive Cyber Careers with the NSA Day of Cyber

The National Urban League partners on the NSA Day of Cyber initiative to support their STEM education goals and provide young people with a unique educational and development experience, focused on important skills for success in college, work and life for the purpose of getting African American and other urban youth ready for college, work and life. It helps 8th-12th grade students make academic progress, benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities and develop important skills, attitudes and aptitudes that will aid in their transition from high school and position them for post-secondary success. Participants receive academic, social and cultural supports and opportunities designed to develop “readiness”: having the information and perspective necessary for success without needing remediation in college or career.