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Citadel News Service
22 Jun 2017

CyberCitadel 2017 for Lowcountry teachers to take place June 26-29

Cyber security training for teachers at The Citadel

The Citadel will host CyberCitadel 2017: Cybersecurity Summer Training Camp for Middle/High School Teachers from June 26 – 29. This is the second year the free training session is being provided as a resource to pre-registered middle and high school teachers from tri-county school districts.

CyberCitadel 2017 will take place from 8a.m. – 4p.m. each of the four days and will be held on the second floor of Thompson Hall (item 14 on the college’s virtual map). This summer’s session is a collaborative effort led by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense at The Citadel, with The Citadel STEM Center of Excellence, the Zucker Family School of Education, and the Office of the Provost.

Teachers from twelve schools will learn the principles of cybersecurity, cyber-safety, cyber-ethics, basic steps in system hardening, and secure coding. They will also leave the course knowing how to build lesson plans for cybersecurity education for middle and high school students.

The instructors for the program include Prof. Shankar Banik, Ph.D., program director for the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense at The Citadel, and co-director for the college’s Center for Cyber, Intelligence and Security Studies, along with Prof. Deepti Joshi, Ph.D., of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences who is a data mining and big data analytics researcher. Additionally, the director for The Citadel STEM Center of Excellence, Prof. Jennifer Albert, Ph.D., will provide instruction, along with Jessica Donaldson, a teacher from Cane Bay Middle School who attended Cybersecurity Training Camp at The Citadel in 2016.

The Citadel offers a undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Computer Science, and Intelligence and Homeland Securities, an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity, an accredited Master of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences (a joint program with the College of Charleston), and will announce an expansion to the intelligence program offerings in the near future.

For information on how to apply for CyberCitadel 2018, please

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