Ivy Tech students compete in cracking codes for ‘Cyber Day’

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Cyber Security gets fun at Ivy Tech.

Students take serious technology to a new level, with a competition in cracking codes.

It’s Ivy Tech’s first-ever Cyber Day.

Students play a game to correct network errors, solve puzzles and find passwords.

The point is to validate their skills.

It’s real world examples of what they’ll find working as a Cyber Security Analyst.

The game is set up for two hours, but they’re not expected to finish the tough task.

“This is more learning experience, once again, it’s something we can show employers what we do over here, something for students so they can actually gain experience and they can put it on a resume and have something to talk about.”

Ivy Tech also had experts in to talk about career options.

Officials say there’s a shortage of more than 300,000 employees in the Cyber Security field.

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(This story was originally published on April 5, 2019)

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