Loading…
1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference has ended
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!

>>> CTF Challenge 2018 <<<

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.
Wednesday, August 15 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
How to Steer and Lead Students Who Wish to Pursue a Career in IT

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
This talk will focus on:

  • What direction the IT Industry is going in (hiring needs, skills required, job opportunities, etc.)
  • Internship suggestions
  • Innovative programs
  • Certification Routes

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson

Staffing Solutions Manager, ABS Technology
Caitlin, a graduate of Old Dominion University, joined ABS Technology in 2015 as our Talent Acquisition Manager before being promoted to the ABS Staffing Solutions Manager. She is responsible for recruiting top talent for ABS and ABS clients. Caitlin is originally from the San Antonio... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
ISAT 150

Attendees (12)