On Saturday, October 19, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Raytheon are collaborating with 10 Girl Scout councils from across the country, including Historic Georgia, to launch the first-ever Girl Scout Cyber Challenge, sponsored by Raytheon. At these events, middle school and high school girls will learn crucial cybersecurity skills by completing challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes, with the goal of preparing girls in Historic Georgia to pursue careers in computer science and cybersecurity. The challenges will be based on a fictional scenario that takes place in the year 2050: humans have colonized the moon and a ransomware attack has targeted the colony’s water supply. The girls must work together as part of an incident response team to find out who hacked the system and how to stop them.
Girl Scouts (from any council!) in grades 6-12 are invited to attend the Cyber Challenge, held at Augusta University's Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia. Girl Scouts can participate for $5 by registering at bit.ly/CyberChallengeGSHG.
We need your help! Volunteers are needed at the first annual GSHG Cyber Challenge event in Augusta on October 19th, 2019. Event Volunteers will ensure girls have what they need (without giving away too much information!) to solve the Cyber Challenge tasks. Training provided via webinar or in person at Augusta University on September 24th from 6-8PM. Adult Volunteers are needed on October 19th for morning (8am - 1pm) or afternoon (1pm - 5:00 pm) or both. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, lunch and have FUN! To register, visit http://bit.ly/CyberChallengeGSHGVolunteers.