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CyberStartGo 2020

The U.S. National High School Cybersecurity Talent Discovery Program  
(January 10, 2019)
The U.S. National High School Cybersecurity Talent Discovery Program launches on Monday (1/13). Students play a game (CyberStart) to learn whether they have the aptitude to excel in cybersecurity. It’s all online and no teacher expertise in cyber or computers is required. NSF support this year enables high school students in every state to participate. High school girls are eligible to start next week; if five girls do well in a school, they win access to the game for boys as well. Here’s how parents and teachers describe the impact of GirlsGoCyberStart: 

"Girls Go CyberStart REALLY made a big impact on my daughter! The first year, she had zero experience in computer coding or cybersecurity. After participating, she decided to take AP Comp Sci A and now she won a summer internship at the NJ Cyber Security Office!" 

“Before I recruited girls to be a part of this wonderful program, I struggled to get girls to realize they could be computer scientists. I had girls actually saying they were too stupid to do this until I said, 'Just try it.'  Some of my girls found out they were good at puzzles, some found out they liked programming. I now have girls asking our counselor about computer science degrees at our local community college.” 

Twenty-seven state governors personally announced GirlsGoCyberStart this year and encouraged students in their states to “just try it!”  The Computer Science Teachers Association is a national cosponsor.
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WEBINAR: Learning Principles for Cybersecurity Practice

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework includes a few knowledge statements that are common for all work roles, including “Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.”  What are the “cybersecurity principles” that all students and workers should learn?  This webinar will begin a dialogue about reaching consensus for a common set of cybersecurity principles to be communicated, acquired, and practiced by learners of all ages – from children and youth to adults – and workers at every stage of their career from entry- to advanced-levels.

In this talk the Information Security Practice Principles (ISPPs), a product of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (IU CACR), will be introduced. Researched and developed by an interdisciplinary team of technologists, researchers, and lawyers, the ISPPs are designed to help people communicate and think critically about cybersecurity, regardless of whether they have prior technical security experience. The speakers will discuss the research effort that “uncovered” the seven ISPPs, the core workings and applications of each, and how they are being used.

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  South Carolina News 

2020 HBCU Cybersecurity Workforce Summit

South Carolina State University (SCSU) and Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. will host the 2020 HBCU Cybersecurity Workforce Summit on February 20, 2020 in Orangeburg, SC.  The purpose of the summit is to explore the need for collaborative Cybersecurity degrees and apprenticeships.
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BSides Coming Back to Greenville in March 2020

The BSides Security conference is back in Greenville, SC on March 21st, 2020 at Clemson University's exciting campus at the International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
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  CyberSC News 

4th Cybersecurity Summit Slated for May in Greenville

The 4th Annual SC Chamber Cybersecurity Summit has been slated for May 28th in Greenville, SC. 

This yearly event has featured speakers like Congressman Mike Rogers, Gen. Michael Hayden, and Fort Gordon Cyber District Leader Dr. Tom Clark.  Focusing on small and medium sized businesses, this is a must attend event each year in SC.

This conference, designed with both small and large businesses in mind, will teach businesses to mitigate cybersecurity risks and to identify and prepare for potential threats. It will also provide a primer on the economic impact of cybersecurity and how it can affect our state's infrastructure. 

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2020 Upcoming Events

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Understanding APTs and Malicious Exploitation in Your Environment

- presented by Marc Punzirudu


Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eastern Time

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Clemson Training Room, BlueCross BlueShield of SC
51 Clemson Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29229



Starts:  Feb 20, 2020 7:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Feb 21, 2020 5:00 PM (ET)

Information Security Management - The Who, The What, The Why and How to become Certified 

Information Security Management Training & CISM Review Course

February 20 and 21, 2020
USC Technology Incubator
Held in the 4th Floor Large Conference Room 
1225 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201