CyberSmart Workshop

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host its second annual CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 6-10 and first annual workshop for middle school students June 13-17 in Marshall Hall on the VMI post.

This week-long workshop is offered at no cost to students and is sponsored in part by the Department of Defense. Each day will include team-based, hands-on projects, intriguing demonstrations and instruction, and mentoring from VMI Cyber Captains. Students will acquire knowledge of cybersecurity attacks and defense, develop skills to detect, identify, and mitigate attacks, and demonstrate the ability to analyze problems and build solutions. 

These workshops will also have visitors from the government and local industry to share information about careers and college degrees in cybersecurity. Students will leave the program with a certificate of completion, as well as opportunities to be involved with future VMI Cyber Defense Lab events and projects. Light snacks and lunch will be provided each day. Students do not need to bring their own computers or other devices, as laptops will be provided. 

Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  This week-long workshop is offered at no cost to students and is only available to U.S. citizen or permanent residents. Each day will include hands-on immersive activities, intriguing demonstrations and instruction, and gamified learning.


CyberSmart High School

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host its second annual CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 6-10 in Marshall Hall on the VMI post.

High School Agenda 2022

 

CyberSmart Middle School

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host its first annual CyberSmart workshop for middle school students June 13-17 in Marshall Hall on the VMI post. 

Middle School Agenda 2022

 

SPONSORED IN PART BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Highlights
- Week-long Cybersecurity Workshop for High School Students grades 9-12
- Acquire knowledge of cybersecurity attacks and defense
- Develop skills to detect, identify, and mitigate attacks
- Demonstrate ability to analyze problems and build solutions

Advantages
- Offered at no cost
- Gift for each participant
- FREE lunch and afternoon snack
- Mentoring by experts
- Optional extended projects
- CyDef Certificate of Completion

Collage of participants and instructors during the 2021 CyberSmart Event

 

 QUESTIONS? Email Chelsea Bendick at bendickcl@vmi.edu for more information about this event.


Event Organization Team

Ms. Chelsea Bendick

Chelsea Bendick
Executive Admin Assistant & Public Relations



David Jones

David Jones
Cybersecurity Scientist



Mr. Amish Parikh

Amish Parikh
IT Specialist & Systems Engineer

SFC Alexander R. Morrow

SFC Alexander Morrow
Military Science Instructor – MS II

Dr. Imran Ghani

Dr. Ghani
Director of Operations, CyDef Lab



LTC Ramoni O. Lasisi, Ph.D.

LTC Ramoni Lasisi
PI, CyDef Lab

Dr. Sherif Abdelhamid

Dr. Sherif Abdelhamid
Assistant Professor