The cyber security workforce gap continues to grow and it is essential for parents, teachers, administrators, program directors, and others to take the lead on introducing cyber security to our State's students. The NSA Day of Cyber, sponsored by the National Security Agency and powered by the LifeJourney technology, is an online, self-guided career exploration and mentorship platform that enables students to test-drive cyber careers and live a day in the life of six leading NSA cyber professionals. Each student will receive a Cyber Resume and Certificate of Completion signed by the NSA.
The NSA Day of Cyber experience is available, at no cost, to be run by schools and organizations anytime between October 11, 2017 through March 31, 2018. This event does not need to be held on one particular day. Schools and teachers can register to participate. For those individuals whose school is not participating, you may register individually with the student registration key: nisrne6. For information on "How to Register" and other participant information, please view the Day of Cyber FAQs.
The goal is to increase cyber security awareness throughout the state and begin to raise the state's Cyber IQ for cyber security. The NSA Day of Cyber is just the beginning! The program will introduce students to new and exciting careers, thus allowing them to discover skills and career futures that will shape their lives.
- October 16, 2017 - Governor Carney's School Challenge letter to all of the school districts in Delaware regarding the Delaware Day of Cyber. Stating, "We encourage high participation and hope that you will take advantage of this valuable opportunity and free resource."
- October 13, 2017 - Delaware launches new NSA Day of Cyber program. It will highlight the importance of cyber security training across all lines of government, business, and citizens to strengthen our readiness and response.
- October 13, 2017 - Online simulation lets Delaware students test drive a career in cybersecurity. State leaders hope the NSA Day of Cyber will cultivate student interest in cybersecurity careers.
- October 12, 2017 - Governor Carney Launches "NSA Day of Cyber" School Challenge at Secure Delaware 2017. The challenge launched during National Cyber Security Awareness Month to ignite student interest in the high-demand cyber security field.
What are Leaders Saying about the "Day of Cyber"?
"The importance of cyber security cannot be overstated and Delaware's innovation economy needs a talented pipeline of cyber security professionals. Delaware has always sought to take a proactive stance in protecting our residents, businesses and employees online information and I am excited that we are partnering with NSA and LifeJourney to host the NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge for Delaware students to promote interest among the state's youth in this cutting-edge field."
~ Governor John Carney
"Organizations are having difficulty hiring cyber talent, and many positions are going unfilled. The 'Day of Cyber' Challenge provides an exciting platform for Delaware students to start thinking early about cyber security and related fields so we can better prepare them to have the foundation they need to compete in an increasingly globalized workforce"
~ DOE Secretary Dr. Susan Bunting
"Cyberspace technology is young and changing at rapid pace, that is why it is so important to have a trained workforce to defend us in cyberspace. Governor Carney's leadership to prioritize cyber security skills will not only accelerate Delaware's workforce but also serve as model for the nation."
~ Rick Geritz, CEO of LifeJourney
For information on "How to Register" and other participation information, please view the Day of Cyber FAQs.