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Cybersecurity Education in Maryland




October is cybersecurity education awareness month.


What's new?

  1. Opportunities for students.
    1. Cyber activities aimed at girls in grades 7-12
    2. Online games (see the student cyber page)
    3. NSA virtual STEMfest with cybersafety - signup
    4. Cyberstart competition (learn more about scholarships, 2020 calendar, and opportunities)
    5. Maryland STEM festival 10/2 - 11/1 HS virtual competition (?), cyber career panel and more.
    6. Cyberquest (Lockheed Martin) postponed until late January/early February 2021.
    7. PicoCTF
    8. UMGC cybersecurity career panel (October, sign up information coming soon)
    9. SANS institute young cyber professionals series coming soon.
  2. Teacher and administrator events and resources
    1. 10/21 4 pm Counselor workshop on cyber careers
    2. NICE k-12 cybersecurity conference: virtual in December
    3. Towson webinar on election security
    4. Lesson plans and resources on election security
    5. What every teacher should know about personal cybersecurity in Maryland
    6. Earn recognition as a Common Sense school or district.
    7. Book a virtual field trip with the National Cryptologic Museum
  3. Free curriculum.
    1. National Cryptologic Foundation curriculum. Pilot program in Maryland this year.





Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.