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NCF Darnell Washington Talks Careers in Cybersecurity & Cryptography with NCF Ambassador students at Robert Frost Middle School

NCF Ambassadors at Robert Frost Middle School with NCF Darnell Washington and Robert Frost MS educator Daniel Rose

In late spring 2024, Sr. Training Advisor Darnell Washington spent the day in Rockville, Maryland with Robert Frost Middle School students discussing career fields in Cybersecurity and Cryptography. 

"After showing and demonstrating the consequences of using weak passwords and sharing personal information online, the students were very well motivated to practice safer online behaviors," says Mr. Washington. He added that they also learned how to spot and report suspicious activity on computers and mobile devices.

Robert Frost educator Daniel Rose, stated that the students had much fun learning and asking questions, especially about Mr. Washington's first activities in cybersecurity. He thanked the National Cryptologic Foundation for sharing stories and "answering student and staff questions, and engaging our students in such rich conversation."

On Tuesday, April 30th, a special ceremony took place at Robert Frost Middle School where 52 students were officially inducted into the NCF Ambassador Program. NCF Director of Education Dr. Alisha Jordan was in attendance and personally pinned each student, presenting them with a certificate of completion and an NCF Ambassador T-shirt. Learn more about the RFMS NCF Ambassadors.

NCF Sr. Training Advisor Darnell Washington with Robert Frost Middle School educator Daniel Rose