CyberThon 2016 was a tremendous success! Check out photos, videos and more from the event here:
CyberThon 2016 Facts and Figures:
CyberThon is a community event designed to give high school and college students hands-on experience in cyber defense and engagement procedures with instruction from active industry experts. Cybersecurity professionals from DoD cyber operations and training commands in Northwest Florida volunteer to mentor and participate in this cyber education and awareness showcase event, created to grow Pensacola’s IT and Cybersecurity workforce. Cyber experts are needed to fulfill critical security missions, so by partnering as a community and involving students, a cyber-skilled workforce pipeline can be developed for local, high demand careers.
The second annual CyberThon is a 2 ½ day event set for January 22-24, 2016 at the National Flight Academy. Event details are listed below.
2016 Government participants
RADM Michael White, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
LtGen (Ret) Robert Shea, USMC, AFCEA International President/CEO
Brig Gen (Ret) Gregory Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
CDR Joseph Sears, Commander, Navy Information Operations Command
John Felker, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Department of Homeland Security
Robert Murphy, National CyberLympics Gold Medal Team Member
Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department
Special Agent Jon Windness, Cyber Investigator, Federal Bureau of Investigation
2016 Event Schedule*
Friday, January 22: Opening Ceremonies, Keynote speakers, Teams and gameplay defined, VIP Reception
Saturday, January 23: Gameplay Exercise 1, Lunch/Guest Speaker, Gameplay Review
Sunday, January 24: Gameplay Exercise 2, Lunch/Gameplay Review, Awards and Closing Ceremony
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