K-12 Cyber Security Career Fair and Expo hosted by National Cyberwatch Center and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Registration is now open for Students, Adults and Volunteers for the K-12 Cyber Security Fair and Expo in conjunction with the Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition(MACCDC).

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Laurel, MD (PRWEB) March 21, 2014

The National CyberWatch Center (NCC) is excited to partner with the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED) to sponsor the K-12 Cyber Security Fair and Expo on March 29, 2014 at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD from (9:00 AM-1:00 PM).

The K-12 Cyber Security Career Fair and Expo will be held in collaboration with the Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC). This event allows attendees to watch the competition, attend workshops, see demonstrations, and gather educational resources for more in-depth learning.The Fair and Expo targets elementary, middle and high school level students, parents/guardians, and classroom educators.

The central focus of the K-12 Cyber Security Career Fair and Expo is the field of cyber security, supported by topics of citizen awareness of cyber education: cyberethics, cybersafety and cybersecurity or C3®. Cyber security professionals from industry, government and academia will be on hand to share information and insights with attendees. Students will learn about programming/computational logic,coding-decoding/cryptography, system vulnerabilities and digital forensics. Emphasis will be placed on various career paths in information assurance and cyber security. Participants will also gather information about the security clearance process and identity management strategies for maintaining a positive online presence.

The K-12 Cyber Security Career Fair and Expo allows students to see the CCDC in action, and enables students to learn more about careers in cybersecurity, certificate and college options, scholarships, and admission processes. Register Online at http://www.edtechpolicy.org/cyberk12/c3workforceccdc.html.

***This event is FREE and open to the public.***

For more information on the K-12 Cyber Security Career Fair and Expo, visit http://www.edtechpolicy.org/cyberk12/c3workforceccdc.html or contact Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle at dpruitt(at)edtechpolicy(dot)org, telephone: 301-503-8070.


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