Burgum to host Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, Palo Alto Networks President for Cybersecurity Education and Diversity Summit

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced a first-of-its-kind event in April that will bring together local, regional and national partners involved in North Dakota’s K-20W Initiative to highlight the unique cybersecurity education effort and its goal of “Every Student, Every School, Cyber Educated.”

The Cybersecurity Education and Diversity Policy Summit will take place on April 20 at Bismarck State College.

“We are excited to host Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo and Amit Singh, President of Palo Alto Networks, as leaders who have forged a unique partnership to help elevate cybersecurity as a critical 21st century skill,” Burgum said. “Through this summit we look forward to sharing our statewide model for computer science and cybersecurity education, as well as amplifying our efforts as we move into a new chapter.”

North Dakota’s K-20W Initiative is a statewide effort to provide resources, training and professional development opportunities around computer science and cybersecurity to help students succeed in 21st century jobs, including a focus on helping young women pursue cybersecurity careers.