Girl Scouts partner with DSU on new CybHER day event

Girl Scouts can sharpen their cyber skills at a new CybHER Security event, to be held at Dakota State University in Madison in March. 

Through Girl Scouts, girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can earn cybersecurity badges.  These badges provide opportunities for girls to be introduced to cybersecurity education through compelling programming designed to increase their interest and connections to subject matter experts working in the field.

Daisy through Ambassador level Girl Scouts will work with faculty and students at Dakota State, as well as members of DSU’s CybHER program, to earn the cybersecurity badges appropriate for their age level during the March 28th event. 

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, DSU’s associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences and co-founder of CybHER, said this outreach is a foundation of the CybHER program.

The Girl Scouts will also meet special guest Diane Janosek, the Commandant for the National Cryptologic School at the National Security Agency (NSA).  The NSA has been sponsoring GenCyber camps at DSU since 2012 and they sponsor CybHER year-round outreach events and engagements. 

For more information on the program and how to get involved contact Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons at 800-666-2141 or email [email protected].