The Maryland “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge kicked off on Tuesday November, 7th and will run through Feb. 28th.
“Maryland Schools are able to participate in the Maryland “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge, a free virtual platform that allows students to explore careers in cybersecurity, announced state superintendent Karen Salmon.
The program allows students to “take a seat” beside the NSA cyber threat director via a web-based platform. The students will virtually participate in real-world scenarios, allowing them to test their skills while exploring the various cybersecurity careers available.
“Challenging our students to think ahead and consider career choices in cybersecurity and related fields ensures they have the solid foundation they need to compete in an increasingly globalized workforce,” Salmon said in a statement. “The ‘Day of Cyber’ Challenge provides an exciting opportunity for Maryland students to become inspired and interested in one of Maryland’s fastest growing fields.”