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New training game aims to introduce girls to field of cybersecurity

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Sign-up begins Monday for high school girls wanting to complete an online game aimed at introducing them to the field of cybersecurity.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2018 2:47 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Sign-up begins Monday for high school girls wanting to complete an online game aimed at introducing them to the field of cybersecurity.

On Friday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced a new cybersecurity training partnership between the SANS Institute and the State of Mississippi called GirlsGoCyberStart.

The training is a free online game where Mississippi high school girls can discover if they have the talent and passion to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Participants can come from grades 9 through 12 and don’t need prior cybersecurity knowledge to complete the game.

Those who excel in the game will have the opportunity to win prizes.

Sign-up begins today and ends on February 14. Students will play and complete the training from February 20 through February 25.

There is no cost to students who compete in this game.

Visit GirlsGoCyberStart.com for more information. 

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