With a focus on feeding the increasingly high demand for skilled workers in the cybersecurity field, local and regional technology leaders teamed up for the second annual CyberThon event January 22-24 at the National Flight Academy.
CyberThon 2016 brought together community leaders, cyber experts and a cadre of cyber competitors from local schools to participate in real‐world cyber operations and defense sessions.
More than fifty students from high schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties participated in the event, twice the enrollment of last year’s inaugural CyberThon.
The attending student's and professionals also took in keynote addresses on cybersecurity trends and took part in engaging panel discussions with military, government, and industry leaders. Congratulating the group of future Cyber Professionals, Brig Gen (ret) Gregory Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity Operations and Programs, Department of Homeland Security told the students, "The job you will have in ten years has not been invented yet."