The Cyber Warrior Princess Program, a 503c non-profit organization, is a completely free program created in the Spring of 2016, to provide a fun, free and widely available Cybersecurity after-school program for girls in grades 6-12.
With a current deficient of trained and educated cybersecurity professionals, and a significant lack of females in cybersecurity positions, Cyber Warrior Princess aims to reach out to students in middle and high school to open the possibility of pursuing careers in cybersecurity! Cyber Warrior Princess clubs provide a fun and encouraging time for girls to learn the technical and soft skills required to be successful in cybersecurity. Exposing girls to a variety of careers beginning as early as sixth grade will open up a new world of career possibilities for them!
Students will be exposed to various cybersecurity topics and projects focusing on the skills to be a white-hat hacker. Each student will learn how to collect and analyze Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) required for effective social engineers, be exposed to basic command and scripting required to be effective penetration testers, as well as be learning various penetration testing tools and defenses to protect against malicious actors.
This program is built to immediately have the students learning skills that can be put to use not only in the program but in all their studies. The curriculum is designed to be a valuable learning tool for each girl, but does not demand homework or extensive time after school to finish assignments. The curriculum is designed so that during each meeting a critical skill is taught in a manner that in less than two hours students have immediate satisfaction and value earned.
Each school that desires to have a local Cyber Warrior Princess group needs to ensure that there is a facilitator available who can host meetings weekly or bi-weekly. There is much flexibility built into the curriculum so each school can establish a program that works well for them. There will need to be an internet connection and computers for the girls to use during the time of the meeting. There is no cost for schools to have a program! Email us today to start a Cyber Warrior Princess group at your school!