NKU Hosts Girl Scouts Cybersecurity Badge Ceremony



November 1, 2019— Northern Kentucky University hosts the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge Ceremony on Nov. 2, 2019. Two weeks earlier, NKU in partnership with Girl Scouts USA and Raytheon held the Cyber Challenge Training event where the scouts earned their badges. 

What: Girl Scouts Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge Ceremony

When: Nov. 2, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Where: Griffin Hall, NKU’s College of Informatics 

Why: Events like the Girl Scouts cybersecurity trainings help address the gender gap in STEM fields by sparking girls’ interests early. Nearly 250 Girl Scouts from grades 6-12 earned their Cybersecurity Badge by taking part in the Cyber Challenge Training day on Oct. 19. The scouts were presented with a cyber-attack on a moon colony. After analyzing the situation, the Girl Scouts were tasked with stopping the breach by solving technology-based challenges at interactive stations. “Our partnership with U.S. Bank and Girl Scouts will help build these girls’ confidence to see themselves as leaders in all fields, including technology. We are starting to see a shift, but these events continue to build on it,” said Dr. Maureen Doyle, NKU’s Department of Computer Science chair.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.