Students in their freshman year through seniors who graduated in spring 2016 are encouraged to participate. To register, visit http://evite.me/UM2CMkYG7H.
Participating students will learn about the dangers lurking in cyberspace, including identity theft, social engineering attacks, malware, ransomware, and ways to protect against these threats. The students will also learn how to protect computer systems using the latest Windows and Linux security tools and techniques, and get hands-on experience using state-of-the-art network simulators. The competition segment of the program will provide participants an opportunity to test their skills and knowledge.
“This competition reflects the commitment of the SEI, (ISC)², and TrustedSec to providing opportunities for STEM education and experiences to young people,” said Chris May, technical director of the Workforce Development team in the SEI’s CERT Division. “Events like these help address a gap in teen education and inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.”
Jonathan Frederick, cyber security exercise developer for the SEI’s CERT Division and vice president of the Pittsburgh chapter of (ISC)2, added, “Since its inception, our chapter’s primary focus has been to provide outreach to the Pittsburgh region. IT Security professionals from businesses throughout the area collectively realize the importance of educating our successors.”