On March 8, 2015, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu headed two teams of volunteers to host STEM-related activities at two concurrent events. Girl Power, a STEM event for middle and high school girls was held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. WSC provided a hands-on cybersecurity workshop that included exercises in password creation/cracking as well as performing digital forensics to investigate computer/internet activity including recovering deleted files.
On the other side of town, the DC Public Library held its 2015 Teen Tech Week Maker Fair. WSC showcased fun activities using Makey Makey’s - making music with drums and a piano keyboard using broccoli, flowers a pie pan & celery and carrots, respectively. Attendees also got to play video games using playdoh!
Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501(c)3 International nonprofit commumity, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.