Today, Governor Jack Markell launched the Delaware Cyber Aces program, an online, cyber security education and training program.
Delaware is one of six states hosting Cyber Aces, with more than 6500 people having participated in the program nationwide.
“With every aspect of our society increasingly connected to the internet, cyber threats are one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face," said Governor Markell. "As more and more companies join governments in realizing the importance of quality cybersecurity professionals, it’s critical we provide an environment in which the next generation of IT experts can learn and gain job opportunities in this rapidly growing field."
Delaware Cyber Aces targets high school and college students, veterans and jobseekers in an effort to identify and develop top talent. All applicants are eligible for the first round competition, which consists of three training modules and corresponding testing. High scorers will continue to move through the training modules and eventually earn the right to compete in a statewide championship in March 2014.
Registration is free and open.
For more information: cyberaces.org.