Students participating in Cyber Bootcamp

Cyber Hygiene and Cyber Intelligence Bootcamp

for K-12 STEAM Educators

September 9 - October 25, 2017

Funded by the Commonwealth VA Office of Technology in Cooperation with VA Department of Education
About the Bootcamp

The bootcamp is an interdisciplinary train-the-trainers approach to help enhance VA educators‘ experience in cyber hygiene (the daily maintenance of an individual’s online safety - using strong passwords, updating software patches) and cyber intelligence (analysis of cyber threats). This course is designed to help educators better understand cyber threats, to enhance students’ online safety, and integrate cybersecurity into any course. 

Using face-to-face, online instruction, a guided tour of a data center and a security operations center (SOC), educators will work in interdisciplinary teams to purposefully engage in a  simulated cyber crime scene, mobile device security, and cyberattack detective challenges. 

Participants will receive two CEUs and $600 for expenses.

Application Deadline: August 29, 2017 (Participants will be notified via email by September 1st.)

Participation is limited to 30 educators (maximum of two educators per school).

Questions? Contact Professor Edna Reid at reid2ef@jmu.edu 

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Schedule

The bootcamp is a seven-week experience starting with a half day, (Saturday, Sept 9th) face-to-face session involving teamwork and interactive cyber challenges at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, VA. During the months of September and October, there are three online sessions via the Canvas learning management system and one additional face-to-face session. 

Date

Instructional Mode

Description

9/9/2017

  • Face-to-face Session  
  • JMU, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction, team assignments, participation in cyber challenges (e.g., cyber crime scene).

9/20/17

  • Online Session (Canvas)
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Online session involving discussion of readings, current events, reflective journals, and team’s cyber lesson plan.

9/30/17

  • Face-to-face Session
  • Data Center & Security Operations Center in Ashburn, VA
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Briefing of a data center & SOC in Ashburn, VA.  Followed by a session with participants.

10/11/17

  • Online Session (Canvas)
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Online session involving discussion of readings, reflective journals, and team’s cyber lesson plan.

10/25/17

  • Online session (Canvas)
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Online session where each team presents an interactive cyber hygiene or cyber intelligence lesson.

Facilators

Edna Reid, Retired FBI Intelligence Analyst & Associate Professor, Intelligence Analysis Program, JMU

Kathleen Moore, Assistant Professor, Intelligence Analysis Program, JMU

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