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Governor McAuliffe announces Cybersecurity Boot Camp for Virginia educators


 

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that 20 high school teachers from around Virginia will receive hands-on instruction in cutting-edge cybersecurity education tools and methods on July 27-31, 2015 at James Madison University (JMU). 

This boot camp is being conducted by the JMU Department of Computer Science with support from Palo Alto Networks through the Palo Alto Networks Academy program, which works with colleges and universities around the world to further the development of acybersecurity curriculum for higher education. The instructors for the boot camp will be comprised of four JMU faculty members and three students from the College of Integrated Science and Engineering. The sessions will cover subjects such as cryptography, vulnerability scanning, web and database hacking, intrusions detection systems and malware defense. The focus of the boot camp is to give the teachers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Cyber Defense and provide them with a complete set of course material (lecture slides, lab projects and tools) to take to their home institutions. Read More.

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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