Cybersecurity Class at MHS

18 Oct, 2018

Jayne Burke

Cybersecurity class!

 

The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce we were selected as one of only nine schools in the state of Indiana to offer a cybersecurity class through a grant from the Indiana Department of Education and Project Lead the Way.

“We jumped at the opportunity for our students to learn about cybersecurity,” stated Dr. Terry Terhune, assistant superintendent, MSD of Martinsville. “It’s also a growing industry with career potential.”

The class began in August at Martinsville High School where students are learning the ethics of cybersecurity, vulnerabilities of computers, and diagnosing security breaches.

“Students are placed in cyber teams to analyze a tampered laptop or maybe suspicious files then determine as a group how to fix it. At that point, they aren’t done. The next step is to check the other teams’ work and talk about their findings,” said Clifford Marr, cybersecurity teacher, Martinsville High School.

In this dynamic class, Mr. Marr also has the privilege of beta testing the curriculum; giving a voice to future cybersecurity courses developed by Project Lead the Way.

 

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