K-12 Cyber Security Initiatives
The Information Assurance Program is proud to offer an opportunity for participating CISCO High School Academy Students. Students who successfully complete CISCO Curriculum have the opportunity to turn those certificates into EMU College Credits. Students can earn up to 15 college credits through this program.
EMU IA is also a proud member of CyberWatch. CyberWatch is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center, headquartered at Prince George’s Community College and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CyberWatch mission is to increase the quantity and quality of the information assurance (that is, cybersecurity) workforce. The CyberWatch goals are focused on information assurance (IA) education at all levels, from elementary through graduate school, but especially the community college level, and include curriculum development, faculty professional development, student development, career pathways, and public awareness.
EMU IA has extensively worked in high schools on cyberbulling, sexting, stalking and cybersecurity initiatives. Examples include our NSF funded project on DITYP Summer Workshops, DOD Grant Dreams to Reality, and our Middle and High School Cybersecurity Girls Event.