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Giving Cybersecurity Training A Head Start

By Vigilize | Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Leave a Comment

K-12 teachers offered training to help give every student an education in cybersecurity.


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Training, Security Awareness Training, Workshops, Board-level training, User-level training, Technical Training

Cybersecurity has become an important part of new and continuing employee education in industries across the board, and for anyone who has struggled with that topic there is good news…though it may take a little while for the impact to be realized.

North Dakota has recently become the first state to offer all of its K-12 teachers educational resources and training in cybersecurity, through a partnership with the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). The NICERC has worked with teachers in the past but this new agreement is their first long term state-level partnership, which was sought out by North Dakota officials to help fulfill their goal of giving every student–from elementary school to PhD candidates–an education in cybersecurity.

Through the partnership, teachers will have access to a cybersecurity and computer science curriculum and will receive training in how to best implement it, giving students a head start in what will undoubtedly be an important subject for many years to come. While children today have never lived in a world without cell phones and always-on internet access, few receive any real education on how to keep their personal information and devices safe, something this plan hopes to address.

While the impact of programs like this will take time to be realized, it is the hope of state officials and those at the NICERC that they will enable the next generation to better face the risks that technology poses…and make them more valuable to employers as well.


Original article by Ryan Johnston writing for EdScoop.


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