The Next IT Girl, Cyber Security Awareness Month workshop is a one day cyber-powered program for young women of color, ages 10-16. Presented with a hands-on and digital format experience. The Next IT Girl will offer two programming format levels; beginner and intermediate.
Additionally, our workshops and programs focus on discovering, pursuing, and succeeding in technology through the exposure of technical concepts. Students do not need to have any prior technical experience, and any materials will be provided.
Date & Time:
Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST. Atlanta, GA
Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE)
504 Fair St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
About the Workshop:
As technology expands and the number of connected devices grows, so does the need for security and network experts. With over 300,000 job openings in the field, students can expect to learn real-world applications of security concepts that will open up a world of opportunities.
In this workshop, students
will learn beginner and advanced topics in the field of cybersecurity, including advanced hacking, malware attacks, risk assessment, and cyber defense. The content is a mix of web-based simulations and hands-on activities.
Beginner (ages 10-12) students will explore the risks and vulnerabilities of online gaming and be able to identify possible risks.
Intermediate (ages 13-16) students will identify and explore potential cyber threats and create a way to mediate and apply cyber defense practices.
Together we will investigate cyber-related
topics, reflect on them and discuss them, create digital presentations, engage in collaborative exercises with other students using a simulator, and hear from cyber security professionals.
Although this program serves young women of color The Next IT Girl does not discriminate based on race or nationality.
Disclaimer: Due to this event being in person. There will be limited capacity of attendees. Prior to filling out an application, please be mindful of date and time of workshop.