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Resources from 2018 National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Collaborators

The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW) focuses local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate, and engage children through adults to pursue careers in cybersecurity.



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Industry Chat - Cyber Ranges & Assessment Tools
November 12, 2018 at 2pm EST
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Lee Rossey, SimSpace Corporation, will present a detailed dive into each of these concepts while demonstrating its Academy application that features cutting edge examples of these technologies.

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Industry Chat - Security Bytes - My journey to becoming a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
November 13, 2018 at 10am EST

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Tina Caldarone, a Systems Engineer at Cisco, will shed some light on the endless opportunities that a career in the industry has to offer by sharing her own career journey. 

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Industry Chat - How to Protect Against Cyber Threats
November 13, 2018 at 11am EST
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Mark Loepker, Cyber Center for Education & Innovation, will discuss the ways to be 'cyber healthy' with simple actions and good cyber hygiene, much like caring for your own body to stay healthy with good personal hygiene.


Recruiting Women to Cybersecurity: From Intention to Action
November 13, 2018 at 3-4pm EST
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Attracting women to cybersecurity isn’t something that happens overnight though — it requires strategies for the messages, mediums, and methods you will use to reach candidates and efforts to tackle subconscious bias. This webinar will cover:

  • 3 common mistakes that may be sabotaging your Outreach to Women in Cybersecurity
  • How to avoid the ONE thing that if you get wrong, guarantees your recruitment strategies will fail
  • Why most attempts at outreach to women don't lead to actual increases in enrollment -- and what to do instead
  • A TRUE STORY of how 5 colleges and employers from around the country overcame these mistakes and successfully recruited more women (and retained them too!)
  • How your school/workplace can get on track to see these same kinds of results

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Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce for Cybersecurity Roles
November 14, 2018 at 2-3pm EST
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It’s said that good people are hard to find and nowhere is this more true than in cybersecurity. What if you could spot top talent right in your own backyard and help them learn the skills to perform cybersecurity jobs? A new employer trend is to provide upskilling and reskilling training for current employees so they can move into cybersecurity roles in the same company. Employers are using AI and other tools to create internal workforce marketplaces and aligning partnerships with education providers to seamlessly move employees along new career pathways. Others are extending their reskilling efforts to find new talent outside their organization where a skills update is required to qualify for their roles. Join us for a webinar on upskilling and reskilling techniques and hear from an educator and employer about their experiences.

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Industry Chat - How to Make Cybersecurity Your Career
November 14, 2018 at 2:30pm EST
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Michael Telfeyan, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, will discuss how he got into the Cyber Security Field and how to prepare yourself for a career in this field.

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Industry Chat - Are you preparing for your future career?
November 15, 2018 at 12pm EST

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Chuck Gardner, from the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center will share thoughts and ideas on how you can prepare students for a future in cyber and computer science.


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Industry Chat - #CyberBoss
November 15, 2018 at 2pm EST
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Tina-Williams-Koroma, TCenure LLC will provide students with information about her ongoing journey as #cyberboss.  

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Industry Chat - Modern Cryptography for K-12
November 16, 2018 at 2pm EST
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PocketBlock’s Justin Troutman will share insight about his path into cryptography, his experiences, and will help you explore an open-source project (PocketBlock) that scales down modern cryptography in a way that's as easy to understand.

 Other Resources

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Cybersecurity Web Comics
Use these interactive branching web comics help teach students about cybersecurity careers and skills in a fun manner!
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Resources to Help You Kickstart — or Sharpen — Your Cybersecurity Career
View a list of resources to help you kickstart — or sharpen — your cybersecurity career.

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Video: An Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers
View the 7 min video on An Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers that helps explain the cybersecurity skills shortage and encourages students to pursue a career in this growing field.

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Cybersecurity Profiles
Explore examples of cybersecurity  profiles to include a job description, responsibilities, duties, related certifications, hard skills, soft skills, degree/education requirements, salary information, and job outlook information.

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Start Engineering: Cybersecurity Career Guide
Start Engineering Cybersecurity Career Guide, showcases a full range of work opportunities in the field as well as detailed information about academic pathways available, including certificates, two-year, and four-year degree programs. Explore samples of the Cybersecurity Career Guide Workbook helping students get grounded in cybersecurity basics and identify an appropriate pathway into this exciting field.
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Circadence Mini Games: Port Flow, Perplex, Cypher, Cyber Vault, and Cylitare
Allow students to explore the Circadence Mini-Games!

Circadence hosted more than 20 interns over the summer to develop fun and engaging applications that focused on cybersecurity awareness training using game-based activities. Explore these student-driven and developed applications and experience how cyber training can engage and enlighten both cyber experts and enthusiasts!

Are you a cybersecurity whiz? If so, Perplex is for you. This multiplayer, time-based trivia game were players race against the clock and each other to answer cybersecurity trivia questions and collect points.

Unlock cybersecurity mysteries with Cypher, an encryption game that uses a movable Alberti Cipher disk to “decode” cybersecurity concepts and theories into readable encrypted messages. Players learn the basics of the industry while challenging their current knowledge of fundamental topics.

Port Flow is designed to reinforce common ports and protocols used in the Internet. Players draw connections between the correct port and protocol while using each square in the puzzle.

CyberVault is designed to reinforce the process of converting numbers between decimal, binary, and hexadecimal. This game includes an imbedded tutorial on hints for base conversion.

Cylitaire is loosely based on the classic card game of Solitaire. Each “card” represents a phase in a cyber intrusion kill chain and contains information about an attack, technique, or tool used in the respective phase.

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Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot: The National Youth Cyber Education Program
Have your students learn more about cybersecurity careers and the skills used as a cybersecurity professional by having them engage with Security Showdown 2, JeffOS, or Packet Protector.

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PocketBlock: Pockenacci
Currently, there's a massive gap between classical cryptography and modern cryptography, in regard to its "teachability" to K-12; this is because of the mathematical understanding that's required once you reach modern algorithms, such as those used in practice today. The open-source project (PocketBlock) scales down modern cryptography in a way that's as easy to understand and navigate, hands-on, as classical cryptography, but teaches the advanced concepts present in modern cryptography. View the full PocketBlock curriculum, or a sample lesson with Pockenacci.

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Hats and Ladders: Career Exploration and Skills Building Program for Youth Ages 14 to 25
Use Hats & Ladders, a mobile platform, to motivate youth to explore, experiment with, and prepare for a wide range of career pathways—including cybersecurity. Instead of trying to “match” individuals to a single career or cluster, we want to empower youth as career thinkers, capable of making their own connections between who they are, who they want to be, and how to get there.

Created November 13, 2018, Updated November 5, 2019