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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Wednesday, August 15 • 9:30am - 10:15am
How Cybersecurity Enhances IB and AP Computer Science Courses

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After first talking about my class's adventures with two fully-functional networking racks, and how I had to break down the information from scratch on how to build a functional rack with all the connections, peripherals, and software, my presentation will cover how Cybersecurity enhances the applicable areas of:
  • A) the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum
Big Idea 6: The Internet
The Internet and systems built on it have a profound impact on society. It pervades modern computing. In this course, you will: gain insight into how the Internet operates; study characteristics of the Internet and systems built on it; and analyze important concerns, such as cybersecurity.
  • B) the AP Computer Science A Curriculum
Standard Algorithms
Examples of good solutions to standard problems. Many are intertwined with standard data structures. These algorithms provide examples for analysis of program efficiency. Students are expected to have knowledge of inheritance that includes understanding the concept of method overriding and polymorphism.
  • C) the IB Computer Science SL Curriculum
Topic 3—Networks
Network fundamentals
3.1.1 - 3.1.5
Data transmission
3.1.6 - 3.1.10
Wireless networking
3.1.12 - 3.1.16

My information gathered from a variety of resources which will all be shared in my presentation to all attendees.

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Eileen Malick

CS Teacher, Atlee High School
Eileen Malick is a public school computer science educator at Atlee High School in Hanover, Virginia for over 16 years, teaching authentic examples of software applications, web, mobile phone apps, and robotics using easy-to-program interfaces and the newest STEM technologies to make... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
ISAT 148