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 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Nearly perfect bad passwords: overcoming humanity through research

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In this session, you'll learn basic password lingo, see real-world examples, and start your journey into better passwords, give better advice to others on how to make and remember passwords, and see what we did at Virginia Tech to move from cryptic passwords to simpler passphrases.

Humans create terrible passwords and most of what you think you know about passwords is probably wrong. Participate in the bad password game, learn what really matters, what doesn't matter at all, and some tricks to making less hackable passwords. Over a year of user experience research resulted in learning how people formulate passwords, why they are so bad, and that human beings don't follow password advice. Learn what we learned and laugh at the psychology of how most of us really work.

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S.B. "Chandler" Chandler

Web Developer, Virginia Tech
A recovering User Experience and Graphic Design professor, Dr. Chandler has improved the user interface, design, and technology of Adobe, Apple, the U.S. Army, and NASA. He currently works in Virginia Tech's Division of Information Technology making applications better while helping... Read More →

Tuesday August 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
ISAT 148

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