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.
Malcolm Harkins, CISO at Cylance Inc., is one of the first CISOs to participate in the CISOs 4 Teachers initiative that enables CISOs to play critical role in bringing cybersecurity education into the nation’s classroom.
“Teachers are the most influential element in shaping and guiding a student’s educational path, and each teacher influences an average of 100 students. The Cyber Teacher Certificate program will provide Cylance and direct way to impact our nation’s next generation of cyber professionals and we are proud to provide scholarships for a number of teachers throughout the country,” stated Malcolm Harkins.
The Computer Science Teacher Association, in partnership with LifeJourney, announced the Cyber Teacher Professional Development this past May and has seen a surge in the number of teachers who are actively trying to bring cyber into their classrooms so their students understand their opportunities.
The Cyber Teacher program is an online process totaling 8 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) to earn the Cyber Teacher Certificate, including the Fundamentals of Cyber online adaptive learning course and interactive cyber experiences for the student and teacher.