St. Mary of the Mills Catholic School in Laurel, MD partnered with the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) to establish the first NCF Ambassador Program, a pioneering initiative aimed at educating students on the principles of cybersecurity through the "Outsmart Cyberthreats" booklet.
Students selected for the NCF Ambassador Program received live instruction from their STEAM Teacher (Mr. Derrick Harrell) at St. Mary of the Mills, delving into comprehensive content centered on data care, encryption, and responsible online practices. The program is carefully designed to teach students practical things they need to know to keep their personal important information safe online.
Upon successful completion of the program, these dedicated students were honored in a culminating ceremony, recognizing their commitment to upholding the principles of data care and cybersecurity. The students were pinned with a National Cryptologic Foundation Ambassador pin on October 25, 2023. Click here to see more photos from the ceremony.
Through this collaborative effort between St. Mary of the Mills and the NCF, students emerged as informed digital citizens, ready to navigate the complexities of the modern digital world while prioritizing the security and integrity of their personal information.