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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Recorded Webinar: Making Cybersecurity Fun For Kids!

 

To view the recording:
Developing Cyber Talent Series 1: Making Cybersecurity Fun for Kids! – Crowdcast

Hak4Kidz's very own Robert Wagner, Board of Directors member since 2014, was a guest speaker on the webinar Making Cybersecurity Fun For Kids! This is a great honor to be on a panel with the esteemed co-panelists John D. Johnson, Ph.D., Somchai Rice, Ph.D. and Kate Kuehn. 

When asked about providing advice to reduce the InfoSec employment gap, Wagner responded "Making InfoSec fun is a great strategy for encouraging the next generation of InfoSec practitioners." Which is great advice for every age. Wagner continued with additional advice, "Hear what security leaders are doing today to make this possible."

From the Docent Institute's website, "This interactive webinar is designed for educators and professionals who want to learn from cybersecurity professionals who have developed engaging STEM events to get kids excited about cybersecurity as a possible career. The panelists will share examples of successful events and activities that they have led with K-12 students for over a decade, many of which you can duplicate in your own community.

Students often have no idea or misconceptions about careers in the cybersecurity field. By engaging with professionals and STEM educators, they learn that the field is broad and inclusive and that regardless of their background, there are opportunities to have a career that is exciting and rewarding. Through activities such as coding, cryptography, electronics, lock picking, and competitions, students have fun and learn that they can be a white hat hacker, using their skills to benefit society.

The panel includes founders and organizers from DEFCON R00tz Asylum, CornCon Kids, and Hak4Kidz.

Panelists:
Dr. John D. Johnson, Founder/President, Docent Institute (CornCon Kids, DEFCON R00tz Asylum)

Dr. Somchai Rice, Co-Founder/CISO, MedBlox (CornCon Kids)

Robert Wagner, Security Executive Advisor, Splunk (Hak4Kidz)

This webinar series is organized by vArmour and hosted by Docent Institute. Docent is a tax-deductible educational non-profit. Donations are used to host educational events, professional development, public outreach and for educational scholarships. Learn more about our mission at www.docentinstitute.org."


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