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!

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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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Tuesday, August 14 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Finding Headlines from Which to Rip

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With new technologies and new threats emerging constantly, our students deserve to be engaged with the latest cybersecurity challenges. “Ripped from the headlines” material is an alternative to textbooks that are static and dated in the midst of rapidly changing events. Students are routinely provided recent information (with as little as 24 hours’ delay) from trusted sources to analyze relative to the topics being studied. They might examine MS-ISAC advisories, explore NIST and MITRE databases, and search for background information beyond news reporting. In this session you will explore recent news items that can be related to key concepts and professional concerns, using example worksheets and other guidance. Additionally, this session will share some approaches recently used in my classroom and exchange ideas on other possibilities. The experience should equip participants to be on the lookout for teachable examples as they arise throughout the school year.

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Taz Daughtrey

Instructor, Central Virginia Community College
Taz Daughtrey leads cybersecurity education at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. He previous taught at James Madison University, primarily undergraduate and graduate secure software engineering, and managed grant-funded statewide service and academic research projects... Read More →

Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
ISAT 236

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