July 29, 2019


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (July 29, 2019) – The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana(GSGCNWI) has partnered with Evolve Security and 1871 to organize a National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber summer camp that depicts cybersecurity as a rewarding, challenging, interesting and fun career field to girls (12-16 years of age). The primary objective is to inspire teenage girls to consider and pursue careers in cybersecurity.

Twenty-five Girl Scouts, with little or no prior knowledge of cybersecurity will spend five days next Monday through Friday, working on challenging hands-on curriculum to learn about cybersecurity attacks, hardware and software basics, data privacy, ethics, social engineering, hacking,elementary programming, safe online behavior, entrepreneurship and penetration testing. The typical daily schedule will involve classroom instruction on cybersecurity concepts, followed by hands-on demonstrations, group exercises,and presentations. Each participant will shadow a female technology entrepreneur on Thursday, August 8th to learn about entrepreneurship opportunities in the STEM field.

Each Girl Scout participant will earn a cybersecurity patch at the completion of the program, which will be applied towards achieving the requirements of the recently released Girl Scouts of USA’s cybersecurity badge.

“Thought leadership and training are at the core of Evolve Security. This is an intentional and necessary program to inspire interest in the cybersecurity field amongst young women, and we are honored to be a part of training these Girl Scouts in becoming the next generation of cybersecurity professionals,”said Paul Petefish CEO of Evolve Security.

The week long GenCyber camp will commence on Monday, August 5th at 9:00 AM at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza,#1212, Chicago, IL 60654).  The event is open to the media.

About Evolve Security:

Evolve Security is a leading technical cybersecurity company,based in Chicago, Illinois, that delivers security services to companies of all industries and size. Services provided by Evolve Security include, but are not limited to: continuous penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, cloud and application security assessments, policy development, compliance, social engineering and corporate training.  Evolve Security also delivers award winning cybersecurity training through its Academy in the form of a 17-week long bootcamp for professionals and students wishing to build their knowledge and hands-on experience in the cybersecurity field. For more information, visit the company website at www.EvolveSecurity.io.

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