Girl Scouts Learn What it Takes for an Incident Response Team
Karen Ribble from Augusta University developed the Girl Scouts Cyber Challenge - the Girl Scouts of the USA’s first-ever national STEM challenge event, developed and sponsored by Raytheon. This cybersecurity education innovation won the 2020 National CyberWatch Center award for Instruction. This program is a smart choice for university communities to introduce more girls to the STEM and Cybersecurity fields and gives them a glimpse of a “real-world” experience in a facility designed for teamwork.
Members read more about this Innovative submission on page 9 of the publication HERE .
Recruiting Women to Cybersecurity Webcast
In this webcast, Donna Milgram will show you how two schools boosted female (and male) enrollments in Cybersecurity and IT programs after attending a WomenTech Educators Training, and how you can apply these techniques to boost (and retain) similar enrollments in your programs:
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College doubled female enrollment in their Cybersecurity program in only 5 months - from 12 to 22 women. Male enrollment also increased from 58 to 101
  • Broward College increased female enrollment in their IT & Computer Science Department (including Cybersecurity) - by 77 women in a year’s time. Male enrollment increased from 751 to 1009
Register  HERE .
Summer Cyber Games: CyberXL Challenges & Policy Hackathon
The National Cybersecurity Student Association is hosting another summer CyberXL Challenge series for PRIZES! Starting June 1, the student association is releasing one challenge a week for four weeks. Subscribe  HERE  to receive the weekly challenges and information on how to participate. Student members will also have an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Summer Cyber Games: Policy Hackathon June 28 - August 1. More information and registration can be found  HERE .
The Challenge of That First Job in Cybersecurity - Entry Level Roles and How to Qualify Webinar
Despite the incredible shortage of talent in cybersecurity, it can be enormously challenging for career entrants to find their first role. What can candidates do to prepare where their lack of experience holds them back? What roles are considered entry-level from the employer perspective? What are pathways for those who wish to career-switch? This webinar on June 17th from 2-3pm ET will explore the unique challenges and opportunities from the perspective of educators, employers, and job-seekers.
Learn more and register HERE .
HI-TEC 2020 Transformed
Don't miss HI-TEC 2020 Transformed July 29 and 30. HI-TEC 2020 Transformed is a virtual event focusing on Advanced Technological Education for Community College and University Educators; High School Educators; Workforce Development Advocates; Trade Organizations; Industry Professionals; and Technicians. The conference will combine livestreaming and asynchronous presentations and offer exciting speakers and expert commentary on new opportunities and challenges, the future of work, hiring trends, and other timely topics that are vital to the HI-TEC core mission - preparing America's skilled technical workforce. Registration is free but required.
Learn more HERE .
Kellogg Community College Adds Cybersecurity Program
As more professionals are working from home now more than ever, the need for cybersecurity professionals is continuing to rise. This fall, Kellogg Community College, a National CyberWatch member, is starting a new 62 credit Associate in Applied Science in CyberSecurity degree program. Graduates of this program will be positioned for immediate work or the potential of transferring to a four-year university for more advanced level course work.
Read more HERE .
Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
This year’s ~120 page report analyses data from 80+ contributors from all over the world. “This year, we analyzed a record total of 157,525 incidents. Of those, 32,002 met our quality standards and 3,950 were confirmed data breaches”. A few interesting highlights:
  • 70% of reported breaches were perpetrated by external actors
  • A majority of breaches do not just involve a dropped trojan
  • 86% of breaches were financially motivated
  • 81% of breaches were contained in days or less
Read the full report HERE .
SANS Institute’s Cyber Workforce Academy
Maryland is currently accepting applications! This accelerated cybersecurity training program is 100% scholarship-based and provides Maryland residents with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and highly sought-after cybersecurity skills that provide a pathway into the cybersecurity workforce.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with multiple cohorts running throughout the year. The next Academy begins in July 2020.
Interested candidates can view the full list of requirements HERE . Eligible candidates can apply HERE .

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Dolen, SANS CyberTalent Outreach & Recruitment Specialist, a t .
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