SOURCE: LifeJourney

LifeJourney

April 20, 2015 06:00 ET

Cyber Security Industry Leaders Collaborate to Bring Cyber Security Into America's Classrooms

Cyber Teacher Program Launches at RSA 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - RSA Conference 2015 -- LIFEJOURNEY™ and THE CYBER INNOVATION CENTER announced the release of The Cyber Teacher program under the 501(c)(3) Cyber Teacher Association, (www.cyberteacherassociation.org), a member organization that plays a vital role in preparing our future cyber professionals. The program is the nation's first cloud-based professional development and certification program infusing cybersecurity content and IT skills into high school teacher training.

Cyber Teacher provides teachers and schools important capabilities that introduce cyber into the classroom including a Cyber Teacher Certificate, as well as cyber-related lesson plans, resources and career guidance tools that integrate into existing lesson plans.

The program features a CompTIA CertMaster adaptive eLearning course from CompTIA, the leader in vendor-neutral skills certifications and education for the world's information technology (IT) workforce.

"Equipping our nation's teachers with skills and tools they can employ to make their students more cyber-aware will fill a critical need for greater cybersecurity awareness," said Thomas Reilly, vice president, CompTIA Learning.

The Cyber Teacher program includes career awareness mentorship modules led by companies including; Lockheed Martin, Intel, Norse, Symantec, Leidos, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Trustwave and many more.

"There is not a more important mission than preparing our youth for their future," remarked Malcolm Harkins, Vice President, Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation.

To transform your classroom or school into a Cyber Education experience, sign up at www.cyberteacherassociation.org and begin to inspire, instruct and interact with the cyber tools that will transform students into the career warriors of tomorrow.

About The Cyber Teacher Association
The Cyber Teacher Association was created to support teachers in their desire to integrate cyber concepts into the daily classroom. Through the Cyber Teacher Association, teachers will not only become part of a robust network but they will also receive access to innovative cyber content and resources. The CTA also offers unique and dynamic professional development opportunities for teachers.

About LifeJourney™
LifeJourney enables students to test drive their future by living a day in the life of America's STEM and Cyber leaders. (https://www.lifejourney.us)

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's IT industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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