Free courses help students stay safe online
Today, One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, announced the launch of Cybersleuths, a series of free online courses to help students safely navigate cyberspace. Created in collaboration with Bits ‘N Bytes Cybersecurity Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering online users to remain safe from cybersecurity attacks, Cybersleuths is designed for students in grades 4-12.
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Registration is free and the series is comprised of three courses:
CyberSafe — Safety and Security: Provides a pathway for students to learn how to identify online risks and develop skillsets to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats. The course is available for two grade bands: 4-8 and 9-12.
E-Learning Experts — Tips for Success Online: Helps students build new and improved skillsets to become successful online learners. This course is available for students in grades 9-12.
Pathways — Cyber Career Exploration: Helps students research and explore the various skillsets and roles within the cybersecurity field, including through an aptitude survey, and information about different career paths and education requirements for becoming a cybersecurity professional. This course is available for students in grades 9-12.
"With more students learning online than ever before, One In Tech believes that it is essential to provide students with resources to help them safely navigate cyberspace," said One In Tech executive director Ginger Spitzer. "However, we wanted to take cybersecurity education a step further to not only educate students about how to stay safe online, but to also help them refine their online learning skills and learn about the cybersecurity profession as a career option."
"Bits N Bytes Cybersecurity Education was pleased to work with One In Tech on its very first student-centric initiative," said Kyla Guru, founder and CEO of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education. "We look forward to collaborating on future projects that will advance learning opportunities in cybersecurity and technology for students around the world."
The development of the Cybersleuths series was driven by One In Tech’s Junior Advisory Board, which is also working with both organizations to produce a six-part video series that will complement the online courses.
For more information about One In Tech, visit: www.oneintech.org.
About One In Tech
One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to advancing a career pipeline into IT and cybersecurity sectors by building a diverse ecosystem reaching underserved and underrepresented populations. To achieve this goal, One In Tech has developed three main programs: SheLeadsTech, Young Leaders In Tech, and We Lead Tech. Working in collaboration with like-minded organizations, One In Tech provides programming in these three sectors to create a more inclusive and equitable digital world.
About Bits ‘N Bytes
Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education (BNBCE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating and equipping citizens with the cybersecurity skills needed to help prevent future cyber-attacks in an age of real-time connectivity and con-artistry. Through interactive modules, animated videos, research-based blogs, social media advocacy, and engaging workshops delivered to community organizations, BNBCE spreads awareness about complex issues including password discipline, social engineering, privacy, digital identity, cloud security, and more; all in order to foster a generation of educated and empowered digital masters. Leading free workshops and building innovative curriculum through partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and 500+ schools internationally, BNBCE strives to foster resilient communities and spark a worldwide synergy around personal risk-management in information security for all citizens.
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