NSA, LifeJourney Partner To Offer Students a Taste of Cybersecurity Careers
a provider of online
career simulation experiences, will launch Day
of Cyber February 29 at the
RSA 2016 Conference in San Francisco in partnership with the National
The Day of Cyber is a self-guided, online
tour designed to help middle-school through college students become
of careers that may be available to them in cybersecurity. During the
experience, students will be able to digitally follow a day in the life
NSA professionals as they explain and demonstrate what their careers
program is intended to
offer a fully automated online test drive in which students can see the
potential benefits of pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering
careers and becoming part of the in-demand digital workforce.
modern equivalent of the space race," said Robert Rodriguez, chairman
founder of the Security Innovation Network. "The need for the
development of a
cyber generation is impacting culture and education in much the same
space race did in the 1960s. Cybertechnology is the new alphabet and is
base foundation for so many digital opportunities for the future."
representatives, more than 2 million students and teachers have registered
program in the last three months. The program, available to anyone with
Internet access, is free and, although it will kick off February 29, the
Cyber can be experienced any time after that.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.