The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will again host CyberSmart workshops for high school students and middle school students in June in Moody Hall on the VMI post.
This week-long workshop is offered at no cost to students and is sponsored in part by the Department of Defense. Each day will include team-based, hands-on projects, intriguing demonstrations and instruction, and mentoring from VMI Cyber Captains. Students will acquire knowledge of cybersecurity attacks and defense, develop skills to detect, identify, and mitigate attacks, and demonstrate the ability to analyze problems and build solutions.
These workshops will also have visitors from the government and local industry to share information about careers and college degrees in cybersecurity. Students will leave the program with a certificate of completion, as well as opportunities to be involved with future VMI Cyber Defense Lab events and projects. Light snacks and lunch will be provided each day. Students do not need to bring their own computers or other devices, as laptops will be provided.
Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This week-long workshop is offered at no cost to students and is only available to U.S. citizen or permanent residents. Each day will include hands-on immersive activities, intriguing demonstrations and instruction, and gamified learning.
CyberSmart High School
The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host its third annual CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 5-8 in Moody Hall on the VMI post.
Cybersmart 2023 High School Flyer
For Reference: High School Agenda 2022
CyberSmart Middle School
The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host its second annual CyberSmart workshop for middle school students June 12-15 in Moody Hall on the VMI post.
Cybersmart 2023 Middle School Flyer
For Reference: Middle School Agenda 2022
SPONSORED IN PART BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
- Week-long Cybersecurity Workshop for High School Students grades 9-12
- Acquire knowledge of cybersecurity attacks and defense
- Develop skills to detect, identify, and mitigate attacks
- Demonstrate ability to analyze problems and build solutions
- Offered at no cost
- Gift for each participant
- FREE lunch and afternoon snack
- Mentoring by experts
- Optional extended projects
- CyDef Certificate of Completion
Event Organization Team
LTC Ramoni O. Lasisi
313G Mallory Hall
Mr. Amish Parikh
IT Specialist/Systems Engineer
313C Mallory Hall
Dr. Imran Ghani
Director of Operations
316 Mallory Hall
Pamela J. Waldron
Executive Administrative Assistant
313C Mallory Hall