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 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Certificates of Study, Associate's Degrees, and Workforce Development - Hand-in-Hand!

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“Hybrid Pathways” will provide a platform for the discussion of the potential for collaboration between VA Community Colleges, via the Certificate programs and Associate's programs, in collaboration with Workforce Development initiatives. Hybrid Pathways may present a unique opportunity to provide learners, whether they are current of future community College students, or seasoned workers who are seeking career-workforce retraining and/or lifelong learning opportunities, with both a pathway to the potential achievement of Certificates of Study, and/or Associate’s degrees, while also providing a potential tie-in to additionally achieving relevant and appropriate entry-level industry certifications; e.g. A+, Network +, Security +, etc.

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Darrell Andrews

Associate Professor - IT, Lord Fairfax Community College
I graduated from high school in 1974 as an honor graduate, with no idea of what I wanted to do in life. I decided to enroll in the local community college, and completed an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts in 1976, with still no idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I then... Read More →
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Samantha Brill

Program Manager, Lord Fairfax Community College, Workforce Solutions
Samantha Brill is a Program Manager with Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College. Currently, her job includes programming Computer and IT classes from beginning levels such as Computer Basics all the way to more advanced certifications, such as CompTIA, A+ and Network... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
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