Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the start of cybersecurity challengeÂ that will run throughÂ March 2017 and aims toÂ spark students’ interest in information technology security careers.
The NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge will present real-life cyber scenarios to participating studentsÂ who will explore methods and tools used byÂ cyber professionals at the National Security Agency, McAuliffeâs office said Friday.
Participants will receive cyber resumes and certificate of completion from NSA.
âIt is important that students are being introduced to in-demand sectors like cybersecurity to spark interest in the field and prepare them for success in the new Virginia economy,â McAuliffe said.
His office said that schools will compete to achieve the highest student participation over the course of the next five months in order to win a cash prize that can supportÂ their cyber programs.