Rocket Girls

Due to COVID-19, Rocket Girls 2020 will not be taking place. Stay well all!

Rocket Girls is a partnership between CybHER @ DSU, WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, and Cyberspace Camps sponsored by AT&T. Rocket girls is for high school Juniors and Seniors interested in a Cyber Science degree.


A peak into Rocket Girls 2019

We had a fantastic trip with amazing young women. Sessions included social engineering (how strangers with malicious intent attempt to get personal information and/or damage resources); mapping the Internet, IoT, Digital Forensics; Cybersecurity career and personality alignment – and a Computer Breaker activity.

Drs. Ashley Podhradsky’s and Pam Rowland’s leadership team included five exceptional women from our DSU graduate program to mentor the girls throughout the trip. Beyond that we had several national experts including Dyann Bradbury, Director, IT-Security Risk Management, Ameritas, Former President, InfraGard National Members Alliance; Deborah Kobza, CGEIT, JIEM, President, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI); Rini Fredette, SVP, PSCU Financial Services; Cynthia Hetherington, Founder and President of Hetherington Group; Stacy Arruda, Retired FBI, Director of the Florida Information Sharing and Analysis Organization; Bill Cheswick, “retired” in 2012: He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he hangs out and occasionally teaches classes; Marcus Ranum, Computer and network security researcher. He is credited with a number of innovations in firewalls, including building the first Internet email server for the domain, and intrusion detection systems. He has held technical and leadership positions with a number of computer security companies; Dr. Blaine Burnham, Blaine W. Burnham has dedicated many years to cybersecurity education as a founder of research organizations, first at the NSA and later at leading universities, where he worked to formalize undergraduate, master’s and doctorate-level degree programs; Gene Fredrickson, CISO, PSCU Financial Services, Kevin Manson, Partner with International Association of Certified Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations at the Kennedy Space Center, Department of Homeland Security (Ret.); Michael Levin, Retired U.S. Secret Service, Founder and CEO of Center for Information Security Awareness; Paul Poteete, Professor, Geneva College; Todd Hillis, Computer and Network Security.

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