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Posted by raherschbach on 14 Sep 2017

Are you a high school or community college student with an interest in computers, coding, gaming and cybersecurity?

If that sounds like you, you’ll want to be at the McGowan Center on the Capitol campus starting at 9 am on Saturday, October 14 for a series of exciting, game-type activities, including virtual lockpicking.

The event is part of an ongoing series of Cyber Saturdays held on at Capitol Technology University's Cyber Lab, a pioneering facility that provides a venue for practicing cybersecurity skills and techniques in a real-time setting.

Food will be provided, and participants will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. The lab is located on the second floor of the McGowan Center at Capitol's campus in Laurel, MD. Look for Room M201.

Cyber Saturdays are mainly intended to be fun, while at the same time involving skills utilized in cybersecurity, one of today’s most in-demand fields.

“These events increase awareness and then they get students interested in the [cybersecurity] profession,” says Dr. William Butler, chair of the Cybersecurity program at Capitol.

Cyber Saturdays have been a recurring event at Capitol since 2013. Meghan Young, director of admissions, says the program has been highly popular.

"Capitol is in an ideal position to offer events like these because of our designated Cyber Lab and our faculty who take the time to make learning fun and interesting,” Young said. “It gets better and better each year."

The event is open to anyone with an interest in computers or gaming, but space is limited. To find out more, contact the Cyber Lab at cybersat@captechu.edu.

The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, click here.

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