Dakota State University in Madison has created a new program of virtual meetings for girls interested in cyber security. DSU’s CybHER group created the program called CybHER Conversations.
These free, weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., beginning next Wednesday, June 3rd. The format will be most effective for girls in 5th grade and up, but all K-12 students are welcome, as well as teachers and parents. Girls can register for the Zoom meetings, which will continue also throughout the upcoming school year.
Each week a cybersecurity guest will be featured, someone who is a regional, national, or international professional. These individuals will talk about what is possible with a career in a cyber field, and what their path has been. The first guest will be Diane Janosek, commandant of the National Security Association’s National Cryptologic School. Other guests in June include Ellen Arens, program manager for Autonomous Machines at Raven Industries, and Vicki Schumacher, iHeart Radio’s vice president of Program and Project Management.
More information on the CybHER Conversations program and how to register can be found through this link.