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Girls Go CyberStart Provides Opportunities for High School Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity, and Cyber FastTrack Accelerates Cybersecurity Opportunities for All Wyoming College Students

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon encouraged young women in Wyoming high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by trying to solve the challenges of the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. Participating students (and their teachers) do not need knowledge or experience in information technology or cybersecurity to participate. All that is required is a computer and an Internet connection. The program is free for schools and students.

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