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...Participate in SC Cyber's "NSA Day of Cyber" School Challenge



SC Cyber would like to invite your school to participate in the SC Cyber “NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge.”


Thousands of open and unfilled cybersecurity jobs are present in South Carolina and across the country and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing twelve times faster than the job market overall.  It is imperative that our state is preparing our students for the rewarding and impactful careers in this high-demand field.


The SC Cyber “NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge” is a state-wide program that will help ignite interest in cybersecurity careers among the state's youth by enabling them to test drive cyber careers with the fully-funded online cybersecurity career exploration platform called the NSA Day of Cyber. The program is sponsored by the National Security Agency.


The NSA Day of Cyber is an interactive web platform that enables students to take a seat beside the NSA Cyber Threat Director and test drive a day in the life of six NSA cyber professionals. Students will virtually participate in challenging real-world cyber scenarios that will allow them to discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Once completed, each student will each receive their Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.


The NSA Day of Cyber is an opportunity for our students to understand the skills and education pathways needed to achieve exciting futures in the lucrative cybersecurity market.  It is also an excellent approach to building our cyber workforce as we continue to enhance the state's reputation as an international leader in cyber innovation and security.


If you have any questions about the  “NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge”, you may contact Kim Paradise, Vice President of Partnerships at (410) 598-2548 or by email at







SC Cyber “Day of Cyber School Challenge”



How it Works:

  • The challenge will open in October in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
  • The challenge will run from November until April.
  • Schools and teachers with the highest student participation in the program will be recognized at the Annual SC Cyber Summit.
  • Schools with the highest student participation will win a cash technology award for their school.
  • Highest student participation will be based on the number of students running the introductory portion of the NSA Day of Cyber and having generated their "Cyber Resume."
  • Helpful Tips for the running the NSA Day of Cyber in the classroom are available in the Instructor Resource Guide.
  • No teacher training is required and students only need a computer and Internet access with approximately two hours required to perform the activities either at the school or at home.

How to Register:

  • Schools and teachers should sign-up using the SC Cyber "NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge" custom registration key:





Once you have registered, confirmed your email and activated your account, you will be taken to your instructor dashboard where you will find the Student Registration Key and URL your students will use when registering.



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