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SC Cyber Launches Day of Cyber

Wednesday, March 1, 2017  
Posted by: Thomas Scott
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Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announced the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The challenge began on March 1st and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students will each receive an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.

“The “Day of Cyber” School Challenge will introduce students to careers in high-demand sectors like cyber security,” said Tom Scott, SC Cyber Executive Director. “The key to successfully navigating our new digital economy and supporting the growing cyber security ecosystem within South Carolina will be the investment in our workforce and the necessary educational foundations that a program such as this provides for students.”

Schools will compete for the highest student participation over the course of the next two months. The school with the highest student participation will win a cash prize that will go towards enhancing cyber programs within their school.  These participants will also be honored at an awards ceremony at the 2017 SC Cyber Summit on May 23 in Columbia South Carolina. A weekly dashboard will be featured on the SC Cyber website at

How to Sign-Up
SC Cyber Executive Director Tom Scott is encouraging high school educators across the Palmetto State to take part in the “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge by registering and participating before the end of April.  South Carolina educators can learn more at

South Carolina Schools Register at

For additional information on how to launch your state’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge, contact: Kimberly Paradise at



About SC Cyber

SC Cyber is a statewide South Carolina initiative, based at the University of South Carolina and with partners across all levels of academia, industry, and government, with a mission to develop the talent, techniques, and tools to defend critical, connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States. In support of this mission, SC Cyber creates and offers programs for training and workforce development, education, advanced technology development and commercialization, and critical infrastructure protection. Learn more at


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