JSU to Host Cybersecurity Training for Teachers


School is out for summer, but some area teachers will be heading back to class on July 11-15 to take part in the Summer Cybersecurity Training Camp for middle and high school teachers at Jacksonville State University. 

Funded by a $98K GenCyber grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, the new training camp will provide 25 science, mathematics, computers, technology and social studies teachers training in the following areas:

  • Digital forensics and steganography
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber security risk management
  • Privacy, intellectual property, law and ethics
  • Cyber security challenges and competitions
  • Protection mechanisms, online safety practices
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Web security and database security

Registration is already full. Participants were selected based on an application process, which included a letter of recommendation from their principal and an essay describing how they could benefit from the program and plan to implement knowledge gained into their classrooms. A waiting list has been started for 2017, in hopes that grant funding will be continued for the program.

Learn more here.