Cyber security boot camp to host teachers from around the country

by Eric Gorton


Twenty high school computer science/technology teachers from around the country will learn how to secure their school computer networks during the first Cyber Security Boot Camp at JMU from Sunday June, 9 to Friday, June 14.

The teachers also will learn valuable techniques and material for teaching their own students and will get information they can share with their students about the abundant job opportunities in the cyber security field, said Dr. Hossain Heydari, professor of computer science at JMU. Dr. Brett Tjaden and Dr. Steve Wang, both associate professors of computer science at JMU, will lead the boot camp with Heydari.

Each day's lesson will focus on a different aspect of security and the participants will get lots of hands-on training, Heydari said. The boot camp is being funded by a grant from the Department of Defense.

In addition to Virginia, teachers will be coming from Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington state. The Virginia teachers are coming from Augusta, Chesapeake, Culpeper, Frederick, Harrisonburg, Loudoun and Stafford.

To arrange an interview with the participants and course leaders, contact Eric Gorton at or 540-568-3674.

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June 7, 2013

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Published: Friday, June 7, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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