The next generation of cybersecurity defenders might have been sitting in a Las Vegas conference room Sunday. The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, or CISSE, hosted local middle and high school students at the JW Marriott for an interactive seminar to spark interest in cybersecurity careers.
On behalf of the SECCDC Gold Team, I am proud to announce the results from the 2016 Regional Competition. We had eight teams of talented students from the following institutions engaged head to head over 15 hours of grueling competition. The final scores were extremely close.
On Wednesday, May 6, Wilmington University's Doberstein Admissions Center auditorium hosted one hundred and fifty 8th and 9th grade girls for the 5th annual DigiGirlz Day. This Microsoft-sponsored day of discovery featured a keynote address by Delaware's First Lady, Carla Markell and Transportation Cabinet Secretary, Jennifer Cohan.
InformationWeek - This week is Computer Science Education Week, which President Obama kicked off Monday with an Hour of Code at the White House and related announcements, such as a $20 million philanthropic commitment to train 25,000 new computer science teachers for US schools by fall 2016. Of course, the hour of code is somewhat symbolic -- sure, we've all got to start somewhere, but learning will require a longer term approach.
Opportunities with technology and the Internet appear to have no limit. Academia is often at the forefront of expanding our ever-evolving cyber universe. As new ground is forged and the benefits of a digitally connected world are enhanced, academia has an opportunity to lead by example in ensuring the online practices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are as secure as possible.