NSA Day Of Cyber Introduction

LifeJourney’s New Cyber University Program Enables Community Colleges and Universities to Rapidly Increase Enrollment in Cyber Programs

LifeJourney’s New Cyber University Program Enables Community Colleges and Universities to Rapidly Increase Enrollment in Cyber Programs

LifeJourney today released its “Cyber University” program that enables two and four year institutions who are focused on cybersecurity education to grow their cybersecurity enrollment by attracting and retaining top students.

The LifeJourney NSA Day of Cyber program, an online cybersecurity career exploration platform has hundreds of thousands of students registered nationwide. The Cyber University enables students to have a direct connection from the NSA Day of Cyber program to the community colleges and universities that provide the education needed to fill the cyber jobs of the future. Cyber University provides college recruitment departments a real time ability to connect those students and adult learners interested in a cyber career to their community colleges and universities.

Jonathan Caplan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walden University commented, “With Walden University now receiving its CAE Designation, we see cybersecurity as the next rapid growth area for Walden’s  programs and the Cyber University partnership with LifeJourney will accelerate our efforts to strategically recruit and brand our cyber program throughout the US.”

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of the “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of the “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today [April 27, 2017] announced the winners of Virginia’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The Governor launched the challenge in October of 2016 and it concluded in March of this year.

The Commonwealth leads the nation in the total number of students who participated. Out of the five winning schools, three hold top spots nationally.

Virginia’s national leadership in the ‘NSA Day of Cyber’ is proof that our schools and our educators are dedicated to making the Commonwealth a hub of cybersecurity excellence,” Governor McAuliffe said. “I want to congratulate the top five schools for their hard work and all the students across the state that used this unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge careers and learn more about the skills that will lead to success in the new Virginia economy.

CyberPatriot – the Nation’s largest, fastest growing youth cyber defense competition becomes a NSA Day of Cyber Partner

CyberPatriot – the Nation’s largest, fastest growing youth cyber defense competition becomes a NSA Day of Cyber Partner

LifeJourney’s NSA Day of Cyber program is excited to announce partnership with CyberPatriot.

“Both organizations are focused on inspiring students towards careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and together can make an even bigger impact across the nation,” stated CEO LifeJourney, Rick Geritz.”

CyberPatriot is now completing its ninth year of competition and has grown from just a handful of participating teams to now being more than 4,000 teams nationwide.

South Carolina Educators! Make sure you register to participate in the SC Cyber “NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge!”

South Carolina Educators! Make sure you register to participate in the SC Cyber “NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge!”

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber kicked off South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge in March and will run through the end of April 2017.

Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity.  Students will receive an individualized Cyber Resume and an NSA Certificate of Completion.

George’s Day of Cyber Corner

George’s Day of Cyber Corner

Have you yet encountered the “cyber activities” available to students in their Day of Cyber dashboards?  If not, you are in for some real exciting adventures that are sure to pique the interest and involvement of your class, while at the same time provide you with some powerful new ways to connect cyber to your own syllabus!

South Carolina launches State-wide SC Cyber “Day of Cyber” School Challenge

South Carolina launches State-wide SC Cyber “Day of Cyber” School Challenge

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announced the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The challenge began on March 1st and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students will each receive an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.

“The “Day of Cyber” School Challenge will introduce students to careers in high-demand sectors like cyber security,” said Tom Scott, SC Cyber Executive Director. “The key to successfully navigating our new digital economy and supporting the growing cyber security ecosystem within South Carolina will be the investment in our workforce and the necessary educational foundations that a program such as this provides for students.”

Day of Cyber Interviews Walden University’s Cyber Professor – Bob Duhainy, PhD

Day of Cyber Interviews Walden University’s Cyber Professor – Bob Duhainy, PhD

The Day of Cyber team had the opportunity to sit down with Bob Duhainy, PhD, Principal Investigator, Core Faculty, School of Management and Technology and Doctor of Information Technology at Walden University, to find out how he leveraged the NSA Day of Cyber experience to inspire more students to consider cybersecurity programs at Walden University.

Day of Cyber:
How does the NSA Day of Cyber align with Walden’s mission?

Dr. Duhainy:
The NSA Day of Cyber mission directly aligns with Walden’s vision to education where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.

Day of Cyber:
How did the NSA Day of Cyber benefit your students?

Dr. Duhainy:
The NSA Day of Cyber provides new web-based learning modules to introduce students to new careers in Cybersecurity and also adds practical applications for a prospective career in cyber-space. In addition, it contains applied work assignments that put learning into action as well as seamlessly integrate all components of the learning environment including learning, application and collaboration.

Attention Virginia Educators!

Attention Virginia Educators!

Don’t forget to sign-up before the end of March and take part in Governor McAuliffe’s Virginia “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge.

There are a few more weeks for Virginia schools to take part in Virginia’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The school with the highest student participation at the end of March will be recognized by Governor McAullife at a ceremony in Richmond.

Governor McAuliffe is encouraging middle, high school and post-secondary educators across the Commonwealth to take part in the “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge by registering and participating before the end of March.

As of today, Battlefield High School is the top Virginia school with Pocahontas Middle and Heritage High School trailing behind.

“The ‘Day of Cyber’ School Challenge will be fun for our students and will encourage them to consider potential careers that they may not have previously explored,” said Secretary of Education Dietra Trent. “By challenging our students to start thinking early about cybersecurity and related fields, we are making sure they have the foundation they need to compete in an increasingly globalized workforce.”

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.

Georges Day of Cyber Corner

Georges Day of Cyber Corner

“Hi, everyone! I’m really pleased to bring you the first installment of “George’s Day of Cyber Corner,” which will be a regular section now in The Day of Cyber Newsletter. I will be sharing tips and underlying value that will help you better use the Day of Cyber in your classroom. I also hope to pose some thought provoking questions that just may get you thinking out of the box about how you can better connect your students with the exciting career opportunities in cybersecurity.”

How Can I Use the Day of Cyber in the Classroom “If”
I’m fortunate to also lead our Technical Support team as they answer questions coming in from all across the nation.  A recurring theme we hear from teachers is along the lines of “How can I run the Day of Cyber … if I don’t have enough working computers … if my students are younger than 13 years of age … if I don’t have enough time in class … if I don’t know the material myself?”