Potomac High School

Cyber Security Course


According to Cyber.org, the need for personal and professional cyber security skills has never been greater. The Cyber Security/Forensics infusion units are comprised of three main pieces: Cyber Security Foundations, Social Engineering and Personal Cyber Security, and Cyber Forensics. Potomac High School is very excited to offer a new CTE 4-year program of study; Computer Systems Technology I “Cyber Security” as a transfer program open to students Division-wide in PWCS.

Cyber Security students enrolled in this program will explore a cyber security careers, human weaknesses, cyber hygiene, threats and vulnerabilities in real-life situations, as well as a variety of technologies including virtual machine ware. The Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in the Commonwealth’s public high schools, colleges, and universities.  The Virginia Cyber Range seeks to increase the number of fully prepared students entering the cybersecurity workforce in operations, development, and research.  The Virginia Cyber Range provides an extensiveCourseware Repository for educators and a cloud-hosted Exercise Area environment for hands-on cybersecurity labs and exercises for students.

The goal of this program is to prepare students to enter into a Cyber Security career after high school or an IT college degree program. Students will have the opportunity to earn their MTA Security Fundamentals Certification.

For additional information contact:
Mrs. Walden
Cyber Security Instructor
Phone: 703.441.4200

Prince William County (PWCS) does not discriminate in its educational programs against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Transportation to this district wide program is not guaranteed.