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September 27, 2022

Teach Cyber Byte

In this byte you can learn a little more about who we are as well as find information about the new lab in Unit 2, Lesson 3 Social Engineering. We encourage you to mark your calendars and check out the upcoming NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference. Additionally, you can learn about the NCTA initiative at Sacramento State, the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium at the University of Cincinnati and sign up for Sip & Cyber the Teach Cyber Virtual Open House.

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DARK Enterprises, Inc.

Design. Analytics. Research. Knowledge-Transfer.
DARK Enterprises Inc., is a women-led non-profit organization. Teach Cyber is a subsidiary of DARK Enterprises Inc. dedicated to developing, supporting, and stewarding excellent cybersecurity education at the secondary level. By supporting teachers, we hope to 1) contribute to growing the cybersecurity workforce; and 2) help all students understand ways to act more safely and ethically in cyberspace.
DARK Enterprises current projects are as follows.
DARK Projects

US Cyber Range Lab

Have you noticed that Unit 2, Lesson 3 has a new cyber range lab?
The credential harvesting lab provides students with an early hands-on experience with the Social Engineering Toolkit. Students launch the Kali VM and a Windows 7 VM so they can see both sides of the attack. Login credentials on the Windows VM are captured on the Kali machine. There is a second lab that demonstrates an Adversary-in-the-Middle attack. The introduction to Linux is still in Unit 3. This lab can be completed prior to Unit 3 as it uses minimal commands and SEToolkit.
Make sure you download the updated lab files for Unit 2 through 5 on the Teach Cyber website.

Once you log in, you can find the new labs on the Lessons & Labs page.

Mark Your Calendar!

Join Teach Cyber at the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference December 5-6,2022

Check out more information here.

Enabling Access to High School Cybersecurity: CyberSupply or CyberDrought?
Dr. Dark will explain the state of cybersecurity education in public high schools. She will report on CyberSupply, a complement to CyberSeek, providing analytics on the high school cybersecurity pipeline after examining data in 11 states. Addressing the sizable workforce gap will require a dramatic increase in the number of people choosing to pursue a cybersecurity career. Securing the cybersecurity workforce will require short-term measures and longer-term actions to build student pipelines to become tomorrow’s workforce. Efforts to secure the cybersecurity workforce need to be data-informed; without data, the United States will not know what interventions to start, stop, or continue.

4th Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium at the University of Cincinnati

Dark Enterprises Inc. has two presentations at the symposium:
  • Building on Ohio's Cybersecurity Labor Supply
  • What Makes an Adversary?
The presentation on Ohio's labor supply stems from the CyberSupply research funded by NSA. "What Makes an Adversary" emerged from work on the ARC (Assessment Resources for Cybersecurity Courses) project.

Date: October 12, 2022

Location: Digital Futures Building at the University of Cincinnati
You can learn more about this event and register for it here.

Sacramento State has joined the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy

Sacramento State has received a grant to facilitate training high school educators to teach cybersecurity.

NCTA started training a cohort of 90 teachers in summer 2022 and the Sacramento State program aims to train an additional 35 educators.
Read all about this exciting grant and program here.
Melissa Dark, founder of the nonprofit DARK Enterprises, Inc., which supports cybersecurity education initiatives, says the consortium of universities and colleges has a goal of credentialing more than 500 high school cybersecurity teachers by 2025.
Wilson, D. 'Sac State's role in bosting cybersecurity training expands with new grant' September 16, 2022.


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