Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Free Online Events

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and at the Old Dominion University Cybersecurity Bootcamp, that means we are offering free online events to help people learn more about this skyrocketing field.

Do you want to contribute to the safety of our digital world and fight ransomware attacks, trojans, phishing, and every other kind of cyberattacks? Then, you’ve come to the right place!

You’ll see that our panels and workshops span across a wide range of introductory-level cybersecurity topics: some of our expert instructors will offer essential cybersecurity tips, while our cybersecurity hiring managers will go over career advice for entry-level applicants, and we’ll even discuss industry trends in the era of COVID-19.

Below is our full lineup of 100% online, 100% free events. Whatever your topic of choice, make sure to sign-up for these events before we reach the participant quota limit!


The Evolution of Cybersecurity

| On-demand Panel

There’s so much to learn about cybersecurity and the evolving world of online threats! Come join our experts for this 1-hour virtual event and stay up-to-date with the latest in cybersecurity.  

Topics include:

  • Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape
  • What COVID-19 has changed (and what it hasn’t)
  • What it takes to thrive and succeed in cybersecurity
  • Industry-wide job demand


Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

| On-demand Workshop

Phishing scams are on the rise! If you want to learn how to protect your sensitive personal data from online scammers, this is the event for you. Our cybersecurity expert, Romeo Gardner, will guide you through a free, hands-on workshop and discuss:

  • What Phishing and CatPhishing attacks are 
  • What Wireless and Evil Twin attacks are
  • How to protect your sensitive information
  • Alternatives to public WIFI networks 


How to Get Your First Cybersecurity Job

| October 19th

Do you want to break into the cybersecurity industry, but you’re not sure how? Join our exclusive live panel discussion, where real cybersecurity hiring managers reveal what they actually look for in new hires.

Topics will include:

  • Insiders’ advice for entry-level applicants
  • The skills you need to build to get the job
  • The importance of practical cybersecurity training
  • Benefits of a cybersecurity career

We host new cybersecurity events every month, so if you liked the lineup above, you might want to sign up for our On-Demand Webinar Channel. That way, you’ll have access to all of our past events.

Wondering why we are doing this? Offering virtual cybersecurity events is part of our mission to educate the future workforce. At the ODU Cybersecurity Bootcamp, we are proud to offer part-time online programs that prepare learners for their cybersecurity careers by providing them with in-demand skills, knowledge, and connections to help them succeed.

If you are looking for an online program that can take you from novice to cybersecurity professional in just 10 months, please reach out to our admissions team. They will be able to go over your future career plans and answer any questions you have about the ODU Cybersecurity Bootcamp.


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