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Welcome! The Virginia Cyber Range is hosting the 1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. This conference is open to all Virginia high school, college, and university faculty, administrators, and partners. Stay up to date on the conference:  Sign up for our newsletter!

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Attendees and Sponsors: Registration is CLOSED. NOTE: Regrets...We are at MAX CAPACITY; NO on-site registrations will be accepted. 
Registration fees (includes CEU certificate, lunch (Day 1), and breakfast & lunch (Day 2)):
     - VA Educator/State/Federal Government Employee: $50
     - Student: $25
     - Industry/Others: $150
     - Sponsors: Three levels available during registration; see below under Sponsorship Opportunities to review.

Conference Objectives
At the end of the conference, attendees will:
  • Understand the challenges facing educators (K12 through university level) in cybersecurity education
  • Learn innovative and effective ways to teach cybersecurity to students using hands-on learning
  • Learn about various state and national cybersecurity educational resources available to educators
  • Understand the history and services provided by the Virginia Cyber Range
  • Understand the hiring needs and skills required to prepare students to successfully enter the cybersecurity workforce
  • Discover ways to get underrepresented student populations excited about and involved in cybersecurity
  • Examine the dangers associated with social media and technology use and how to effectively teach students to safely operate in cyber

Earning Continuing Education Units (CEU)
All attendees are eligible to earn CEUs for attending the conference, but they must sign in each day at the designated CEU table located near registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities: There are many exciting opportunities for your company or organization to be involved with this conference. There are three sponsor packages (Dean’s List and Honor Roll no longer available. Logos received after 7/24 will not be included in printed materials.) from which to choose. Go to our registration site, create an account and sign in to become a sponsor >> here.

There are four tracks for this year’s conference:
  • Cyber Educational Resources
  • Cyber for K12
  • Cyber Workforce
  • Hot Topics
Check out the Schedule tab below for an initial draft of the conference structure.

Questions? Please send an email to conference@virginiacyberrange.org.
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Wednesday, August 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faculty Panel Session: Teaching Cybersecurity in the Commonwealth

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Four Virginia faculty members who are teaching cybersecurity classes at the high school and college level will answer questions about their experience teaching cybersecurity and using the Virginia Cyber Range. These faculty members are from around the Commonwealth and represent two high schools, one community college, and one university. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Karen Jackson, former Virginia Secretary of Technology, as the moderator for this panel; she was instrumental in establishing the Virginia Cyber Range during her tenure in that position.

Panel Members
  • Moderator: Karen Jackson, President of Apogee Strategic Partners
  • Panelist: B Bagby, Virginia Western Community College
  • Panelist: Erik Breede, Phoebus High School
  • Panelist: Bob Osgood, George Mason University
  • Panelist: Sharon Shadrach, Powhatan High School

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Karen Jackson

President, Apogee Strategic Partners, LLC
Former senior government executive with distinguished career leading programs and teams in autonomous systems, cyber security, smart community development, telecommunications, and IT.

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B Bagby

Asst. Professor of Information Technology, Virginia Western Community College
B Bagby is a recovering IT manager.  After nearly fifteen years of supporting faculty, B moved to Assistant Professor of Information Technology at Virginia Western Community College, where he focuses primarily on programming and security.  B has a BS in Business Administration... Read More →
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Erik Breede

Educator, Phoebus High School
High school Career and Technical Educator for 12 years mostly in the city of Hampton. Taught subjects including Marketing, Business, College and Career Readiness, Math, Programming, IT Fundamentals, Computer Network Operations, and Cyber Security. After graduating from James Madison... Read More →
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Bob Osgood

Director Digital Forensics & Cyber Analysis, George Mason University
Bob Osgood is the Director of Mason’s Digital Forensics and Data Analytics programs.  Bob is an accomplished, pro-active professional with expertise in developing and applying analytics to law enforcement with combined experience and achievement in the areas of: Digital Forensics... Read More →
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Sharon Shadrach

Classroom Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
After 23 years working in the technology industry, Sharon decided it was time for a change and switched to teaching. She currently teaches programming and cybersecurity at Powhatan High School and recently celebrated her 16th year in education (all in Powhatan County). She is a proud... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
ISAT 159