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
Why Some Technical Millennial Job Seekers Fail to Secure Jobs in Cybersecurity?

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According to CyberSeek, a federally funded cybersecurity jobs heat map, there are 285,681 job openings (http://www.cyberseek.org). With such a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals, there are entry-level failures that prevent millennials from getting jobs in the cyber security industry. What are some of these failures and how can they be avoided? This interactive presentation takes the pulse of participants by having them work in teams and share insights on what are some of these failures (aka weaknesses, negative features) happen. The teams’ discuss, prioritize, and visualize their results. For example, teams will identify and rank several failures that students may exhibit during interviews for entry-level cybersecurity positions.

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Dr. Edna Reid

Associate Professor, James Madison University
Dr. Reid is a retired FBI intelligence analyst and associate professor in the Intelligence Analysis Program, JMU.  At JMU, she designed and taught new courses in cyber intelligence and targeting of cyber adversaries. Cyber intelligence involves tactical and strategic analysis of... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
ISAT 150

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