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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.
Wednesday, August 15 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Virginia—The Leader in Cybersecurity Education and Pathways

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This session will highlight Virginia’s newest Cybersecurity courses and pathways that are currently available or are under development as next steps, building on the popular Cybersecurity Fundamentals course. Valuable handouts on the courses, pathways, resources, credentials, and professional development opportunities will be available.  These resources are perfect to use for recruiting tools in local divisions as Virginia continues to move ahead in developing and implementing Cybersecurity courses and pathways.

There will be a question and answer period and time to discuss best practices and outcomes from those divisions in attendance at this session that have already implemented one or more of the Cybersecurity pathways.

Speakers
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Judith Sams

Specialist, Business and Information Technology, Virginia Department of Education
Judith Sams is the Business and Information Technology Program Specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, following a 31-year career as a secondary Business and Information Technology teacher in classrooms in Fairfax County, Buckingham County, and Fuqua School. She is currently... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
ISAT 148

Attendees (33)