NKU Partners to Host Inaugural Girl Scout Cyber Challenge


 
Girl Scouts

October 18, 2019—

WHAT It’s the year 2050: humans have colonized the moon, and a ransomware attack has targeted the colony’s water supply. Who will stop them.

On Saturday, October 19, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Raytheon are collaborating with 10 Girl Scout councils from across the country, including Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, to launch the first-ever Girl Scout Cyber Challenge, sponsored by Raytheon.

At these events, middle and high school girls will learn crucial cybersecurity skills by completing challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes, with the goal of preparing girls in western Ohio and northern Kentucky to pursue careers in computer science and cybersecurity.

During the challenge, the girls must work together as part of an incident response team to find out who hacked the fictional moon colony water system.

WHO Girl Scouts in grades 6–12 from western Ohio and northern Kentucky.  

Students from the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University and professional women in cybersecurity roles in government and private industry will coach and mentor girls through the day-long challenge.

WHERE NKU's Griffin Hall Louie B. Nunn Drive | Free parking reserved in the lot across from Griffin Hall.

WHEN Saturday, October 19, 2019;  Event runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m 

Best visuals during the coding challenges 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:45 – 4 p.m. For more information, visit here

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.

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