NSA Day Of Cyber Introduction

NSA GenCyber Summer Camps Inspire the Next Generation of Cyber Stars

NSA GenCyber Summer Camps Inspire the Next Generation of Cyber Stars

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

After the success of 2015’s 43 GenCyber summer camps, opportunities for 2016 have greatly expanded, with plans in the works for 133 summer camps across the nation, more than triple the number in 2015.

250 Girl Scouts participate in the GenCyber summer camp at Cal State University

250 Girl Scouts participate in the GenCyber summer camp at Cal State University

This June, the GenCyber summer camp at Cal State University, San Bernardino served 250 girl scouts, ages 10-15 from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Participants had the opportunity to run the NSA Day of Cyber, hack drones, secure passwords, explore cyber forensics, practice internet safety, play cyber capture the flag, learn team building skills on a high ropes course, and much more

Tennessee Tech adds NSA Day of Cyber Experience to their GenCyber Student and Teacher Camps

Tennessee Tech adds NSA Day of Cyber Experience to their GenCyber Student and Teacher Camps

Tennessee Tech University’s Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Director of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC: www.tnetch.edu/ceroc) and Vitaly Ford, Ph.D Candidate and GenCyber lead instructor gave the Day of Cyber team an inside look at some of the programs, including the NSA Day of Cyber, they are using for their GenCyber student and teacher camps to inspire more students to pursue careers in cybersecurity, and resources that they are making available to high school STEM teachers to help them incorporate cybersecurity content into their classrooms.

America’s Community Colleges launch NSA Day of Cyber

America’s Community Colleges launch NSA Day of Cyber

Day of Cyber recently interviewed Casey O’ Brien, Director and Principal Investigator of the National CyberWatch Center, to get his perspective on the explosive demand for cybersecurity professionals and the role community colleges play in preparing students for the thousands of open and unfilled jobs in cybersecurity and why the NSA Day of Cyber can inspire more students to pursue careers in IT.

CISOs Unite To Create Cyber Teachers

CISOs Unite To Create Cyber Teachers

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) at the nation’s leading companies are organizing to fund scholarships for the Cyber Teacher Professional Development program to address the nation’s cyber skills gap and help teachers prepare their students for opportunities in this fast growing area of our economy.

UTSA brings the Day of Cyber to Texas

UTSA brings the Day of Cyber to Texas

Joules Webb, Associate Director for the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is committed to informing and motivating students, especially young girls, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Forsyth Tech Community College Brings Cyber Career Awareness to Middle and High School Students using Day Of Cyber

Forsyth Tech Community College Brings Cyber Career Awareness to Middle and High School Students using Day Of Cyber

Dr. Deanne Wesley, Department Chair Davis iTEC Center and Cyber Security Center at Forsyth Technical Community College, held a “Day of Cyber” Open House to attract and recruit area middle and high school students to the field of cybersecurity and the programs available at the college.

UPDATE:  California and Texas move to the top of leaderboard for NSA Day of Cyber

UPDATE: California and Texas move to the top of leaderboard for NSA Day of Cyber

California and Texas come in strong during the month of June to climb to the top of the leaderboard as the NSA Day of Cyber program continues in all 50 States.

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Launches the Cyber Teacher Professional Development Certificate

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Launches the Cyber Teacher Professional Development Certificate

The Cyber Teacher Certificate is issued by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the world’s leading professional association of K-12 computer science educators, and powered by LifeJourney, the recognized leader in cybersecurity online career exploration and simulation in the classroom. Cyber Teacher is the first and only cybersecurity professional development credential for educators created expressly to help teachers like you fill the cyber skills gap.

Teachers will receive 8 Clock Hours of CEU Credit when completing the Cyber Teacher Certificate.

U.S. News National STEM Conference to be hosted in Baltimore

U.S. News National STEM Conference to be hosted in Baltimore

The fifth annual U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference will take place May 18 to 20, 2016, drawing more than 1,000 stakeholders from all sectors of the national STEM community to Baltimore, MD. Through a high-energy, collegial forum, they will address both exciting new models in STEM education and how to remedy the shortage of qualified STEM workers in the U.S. Make your voice a part of the national conversation.