Lockheed Martin will introduce high school students to careers in cybersecurity and encourage them to consider universities with a cybersecurity curriculum in Gaithersburg, Md. Wednesday.
The company said top-performing students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields will attend two sessions at the company’s NexGen Cyber Innovation & Technology Center.
“Cyberspace underpins our economy, our national security and touches every citizen,” said Rick Johnson, vice president and chief technology officer for the information systems and global solutions unit. “Our nation needs talented and energetic students to choose a path in STEM education and consider a future in the cyber security profession.”
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will kick off the first session of the day, the company said.
Lockheed has partnered with the Tech Council of Maryland, the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency and the National Institute for Standards and Technology to teach safe online practices through a series of interactive workshops.
“Maryland is ground zero for cyber security and we are confident that Maryland’s students will someday play a key role in deterring, defending and mitigating the challenges posed by ever more sophisticated adversaries,” said TCM CEO Art Jacoby.