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Piloting the Future of Cybersecurity


Securing digital information is a growing concern for many. Social media, online gaming, online banking, and even automatic vacuum robots for your home all deal with varying levels of pesonal information. How do you protect yourself in the digital age? Girl Scouts are tackling the issue with a new Cybersecurity badge program.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is one of just three councils of 112 across the country piloting the program. In the midst of this, a new relationship has developed between our council and the 184th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard. Together, we are teaching young girls how cybersecurity affects their everyday lives and what they can do to safeguard their information and therefore their future.

Our 12 pilot troops and two Girls Who Code troops were invited to the Wichita Area Technical College’s National Center for Aviation Training on Saturday, Jan. 26. They played a binary coding game and launched into activities detailing cyber attacks and how to dismantle them.

Both partners in the project are looking forward to the future and growing the leaders of tomorrow, Girl Scouts!