PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Prince William County Department of Economic Development is proud to sponsor The Cyber-Training and Education Conference to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County. The one-day cyber-security career pathway and curriculum conference is free to area military veterans transitioning into cyber-related careers and high school teachers helping prepare students.
Speakers will include representatives in both public and private sectors ranging from: the National Initiative for Cybersecurity; Hire Our Heroes; USO Metro; Virginia Veterans Initative; Northern Virginia Community College; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; National Cyberwatch Center; Virginia Cyber Range; Booze Allen Hamilton; Northrop Grumman – CyberPatriot; Lockheed Martin; MITRE; Amazon Web Services, Prince William County public schools; Scriyb, to name a few.
Attendees will learn about the skills necessary to be equipped to secure jobs in the cyber-security marketplace, which offers a wide-range of positions: chief information security officer, forensic computer analyst, information security analyst, penetration test, security architect, IT security engineer, network security systems administrator and IT security consultation. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today here and download the agenda here. All attendees will earn 0.7 CEUs for attending.
Teachers and other attendees interested in game-based learning and hearing from edtech teachers who are leading the instructional design movement in K-12 education may also be interested in the upcoming Serious Play Conference being held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Prince William County on July 10-12, 2018. For more information on this conference visit: www.seriousplay-dc.com or register here and download an agenda here.
Located in Northern Virginia within the National Capital Region, Prince William County is Virginia's second-most populous and fourth fastest growing County and is ranked among America's Top 25 High-Technology "Hotspots." Being home to the Marine Corps Base Quantico, federal agencies and in close proximity to Fort Belvoir Army Base, Prince William County is viewed as a strategic location for cyber, information technology (IT), governance, risk management and security companies looking to connect to a highly-skilled workforce and talent pipeline. Recognizing this and the growing importance of expanding the cyber workforce in the region, the conference is being co-hosted by the Virginia Serious Game Institute and the Volgenau School of Engineering.
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