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.
Parents and students were both invited to the Open House and participated in the NSA Day of Cyber experience. “I saw first hand how the students engaged with the NSA Mentors featured on the platform and were very excited about solving the Cyber Challenges,” said Dr. Deanne Wesley. “The Day of Cyber was a fantastic marketing tool to help attract high school students to our program, and we plan to use it as a marketing tool for more career days going forward,” stated Dr. Wesley.
Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley formally held the position of Information System Security Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College. Dr. Cranford -Wesley is a cybersecurity professional and has appeared as a subject matter expert on Fox8 and Time Warner News discussing recent advances in cyber security vulnerability. She also teaches information security, computer forensics and networking courses in the Business Information Technology Department.
The Cyber Crime curriculum at Davis iTEC Center will prepare students to enter the field of computer crime investigations and private security and the Information Systems Security program covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls in the small large or medium size networks. he network for intruders. This program is designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence.
Community Colleges around the country are incorporating the NSA Day of Cyber online cyber education resource as a tool to help inspire more students to explore careers in cybersecurity and to attract students to their cyber programs.