Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a competition to encourage girls to pursue tech-based learning and career opportunities. Indiana was one of 16 states to participate in the inaugural event hosted in 2018 by the SANS Institute.
Girls Go CyberStart is a game that challenges young women to test their aptitude in cyber skills. Female students in grades 9-12 can participate for free, either as individuals or as part of a school-based team.
More than 6,500 girls participated, including more than 400 Hoosier high school students.
“Indiana is a proven cybersecurity leader and continues to grow its reputation as a national leader in technology,” Gov. Holcomb said in a news release. “We should encourage our young people to know and pursue tech-based skills to help develop critical thinking skills and find fulfilling careers in a high-wage, high-demand field.”
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