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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education K-12 Conference

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 6, 2021 12:00 AM by Christine Maceo

USNA Department of Cyber Science ONR Research Chair, Dennis Dias, and USNA STEM Center Faculty, Christine Maceo, presented at the 2021 Annual NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference on December 6, in the Track: Cross-Curricular Education for Real-World Applications. The breakout session presentation, Cybersecurity and Math, demonstrated hands-on activities in TCPIP protocols, including the binary math and Boolean operations behind IP Addresses and Subnet Masks, Data Packets, and Three-way Handshakes. These activities were supplemented with content discussions and historical perspective.  

Twenty-seven educators attended the live session and forty-three educators registered to view the recorded session. NICE is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, Department of Commerce) effort to energize, promote, and coordinate a robust community focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference helps educators integrate cybersecurity into pre-college educational programs and increases awareness of cybersecurity career opportunities, with the intent to forge academic and career pathways that are aligned to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. 

The USNA STEM Center is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, DoDSTEM, and the Naval Academy Foundation.

 


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