Monday, March 18, 2013

High School Cybersecurity Fair and Expo


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Students, Adults and Volunteers for the High School Cybersecurity Fair and Expo in conjunction with the Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
WHO:  All high school students are encouraged to attend. Elementary & Middle school students are also invited. Parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend or volunteer.

WHAT:  Through speakers and demonstrations, participants will be immersed in an exciting learning environment with the goal of igniting interest in cybersecurity. The National CyberWatch Center partners, to include 2 and 4 year institutions with cybersecurity/information assurance programs and student organizations, and our sponsors will participate in an information fair for attendees to enjoy.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Speakers                        9:00-10:30
  • Fair and Expo             10:30-12:00
WHERE:  John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center

BACKGROUND:  While similar to other cyber defense competitions in many aspects, the Mid-Atlantic Regional CCDC, as part of the National CCDC, is unique in that it focuses on the operational aspects of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. The teams are physically co-located in the same building. Each team is given physically identical computer configurations at the start of the competition. Throughout the competition, the teams have to ensure the systems supply the specified services while under attack from a volunteer Red Team. In addition, the teams have to satisfy periodic "injects" that simulate business activities IT staff must deal with in the real world.

The High School Cybersecurity Fair and Expo, will allow students to see the CCDC in action, and will enable students to learn more about careers in cybersecurity, certificate and college options, scholarships, and admission processes.
***This event is FREE and open to the public***

For more information and to REGISTER, please visit

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