Baltimore- Ten Girl Scout Councils across the U.S. –which include Girl Scouts of Central Maryland-will be simultaneously participating in a Cyber Challenge created by one of GSUSA’s national STEM partners, Raytheon, on October 19, 2019. These and other STEM programs are designed to ensure that Girl Scouts across the nation will have the opportunity to develop and expand their skills in one of the fastest growing career areas—cybersecurity.
Who: Raytheon and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will launch the Girl Scout Cyber Challenge at 10 Girl Scout Councils for middle school and high school girls on October 19th.
What: Girl Scout Cyber Challenge, Girl Scouts’ first-ever national STEM challenge event. The event is designed to prepare girls to pursue computer science careers in industries including cybersecurity, robotics, data science, and artificial intelligence. 250 local Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to learn more about careers in cybersecurity by hearing directly from female professionals in the cybersecurity field and working alongside them throughout the day.
CYBER CHALLENGE SCENARIO
There’s been a cyberattack on the systems of a moon colony in the year 2050, and Girl Scouts need to help resolve the problem in order to save everyone! At this one-of-a-kind, hands-on event, girls will be part of an incident response team that must find out who hacked the systems and how to stop them. Topics girls will learn about at designated activity stations include: Digital Asset Management, Phishing, Breach Analysis, Decryption and, Encryption.
Where: Delta Hotel, Hunt Valley
When: October 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Teresa Shea, Vice President of Cyber Warfare and Mission Innovations, Raytheon; John Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County Executive; Michael Leahy, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Information Technology; Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District of Maryland; and, Sarah Eddy, National Security Administration will be providing remarks for the day.