NSA "Day of Cyber," a National Initiative, to be unveiled at CyberMaryland 2015

Day of Cyber provides schools, colleges/universities, and organizations a powerful online tool to introduce Cybersecurity directly into the classroom

Oct 21, 2015, 11:21 ET from CyberMaryland

BALTIMORE, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberMaryland Conference 2015 - The National Security Agency (NSA) will be joined by leading educators, non profits, students and business leaders to premiere a new online Cyber Education Experience called the NSA Day of Cyber, designed to raise the National IQ for STEM and Cyber careers in the U.S. Organizations, educators and business leaders involved in promoting and driving STEM education and pathways are invited to attend this event on Thursday, October 29th at 8am at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The NSA Day of Cyber LifeJourney is a free online experience developed for schools, universities and organizations to enable students from any background to understand and explore one of the fastest growing STEM career fields in the country.  Students across America can test drive their future "online" by living a day in the life of six NSA cyber professionals.  The NSA Day of Cyber LifeJourney provides educators a ready to use tool to bring Cybersecurity into their classrooms and connect students to their future.

"Reports show that there are 100,000's of unfilled STEM jobs in Cyber.  Cyber skills are in high demand in banking, communications, law, transportation, healthcare, e-commerce, Mobile, social media and numerous others," remarked Rick Geritz, CEO of LifeJourney. "The challenge for the nation is that the lack of awareness of what these jobs are and what skills students need to pursue them."

Pat Mikos, Program Manager in the Division of Career and College Readiness, MSDE stated that "We are excited to share the NSA Day of Cyber in our schools so Maryland students learn about some of the most in-demand careers in our state. This experience allows them to explore what it means to be a cyber professional and the career opportunities open to those interested. The 'Day of Cyber' experience will ignite student interest across the U.S. and help fill the pipeline for companies and government agencies that are searching for talent."

If your organization would like to attend this session contact Kim Paradisekim@lifejourney.us. If you want to register for the NSA Day of Cyber experience, visit www.nsadayofcyber.com.

About CyberMaryland - During Cyber Security Month each October, Maryland convenes local, national and international entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students, enterprises and government officials each year at the CyberMaryland Conference, produced by the Federal Business Council (www.fbcinc.com). Join us for CyberMaryland 2015 on October 28th & 29th at the Baltimore Convention Center and prepare to be inspired, enlightened and armed with ideas, connections, solutions and cyber tools. For more information visit the CyberMaryland website @ www.cybermarylandconference.com or contact mary@fbcinc.com for more details.

Contact: Kim ParadiseKim@lifejourney.us, 410-598-2548

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