Grace teachers attend cybersecurity program

Four-day seminar held at HCC in July

August 11, 2013
  • From left, Nathan Behe, Tessa Cox, Lauren Henry, Ashley Evans, Savanna Lumsden (Grace student) and Penny Groves are shown at the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Pikesville, Md., where the group went on a field trip.
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Five Grace Academy teachers attended the Cybersecurity Summer Institute at Hagerstown Community College in early July.

Nathan Behe, Tessa Cox, Ashley Evans, Penny Groves and Lauren Henry took advantage of the opportunity to learn about the bigger picture of cybersecurity and the need for all to be better educated on an issue that is now a national concern.

The teachers learned about risk assessment and determining the level of security within businesses.

Social engineering, issues of ethical hacking and types of potential threatening attacks were among the subjects discussed at the four-day course. 

“As citizens, we are all responsible for educating ourselves about the needed security in our ‘cyber world’ to protect ourselves against identity theft and other computer-related threats,” said Evans, education technology specialist at the private Christian school  west of Hagerstown.

“It seems like we will all take this cybersecurity seriously when it personally touches us, but at that point, it could be too late.”

Grace Academy student Savanna Lumsden is also taking advantage of HCC’s cybersecurity offerings.

The 11th-grader is one of 14 area students taking a three-credit course on the subject.

Grace Academy is at 13321 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown.

The school is having an open house Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. for anyone who would like to see the campus.

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