Local High Schools Attend Messiah’s Cybersecurity J-Term

The Cybersecurity Education Program had a great time hosting local high school students for a Cybersecurity J-Term week in early January! Students learned about IT and networking fundamentals, cryptography, ethical hacking, threat intelligence, and other cybersecurity topics through lectures, micro challenges, and hands-on exercises.

We had several guest speakers throughout the week, including a cyber threat intelligence professional from Mastercard, Messiah’s own cybersecurity professors, and both the president and the CISO of local network and IT services provider, Morefield. The week was topped off with a visit to our Security Operations Center led by Messiah’s Director of Information Security.

We thoroughly enjoyed spending the week with these students and we’re proud of how they applied themselves to learning new concepts each day. They worked together to solve problems and gained real-world cybersecurity experience that will set them up for success in any field.

If you know a high school student who is interested in diving into the world of cybersecurity, our summer Cyber Camp would be a great opportunity. This year’s Cyber Camp takes place June 10-13, and registration is now open!

Sharon Flategraff, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Mastercard, taking our J-Term students through an immersive game where they tracked threat actors for a fake company.
J-term students building their cybersecurity skills.