Girl Scouts to Earn Cyber Security Badges

Girl Scouts are taking steps to help kids learn about cyber security.

The scouts are teaming up with cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks to introduce a series of 18 badges for girls.  They will be available starting September of next year.

Both the Scouts and Palo Also say the badges will help girls learn to protect themselves in an online world, and also find out about career opportunities in cyber security and information technology.

The non-profit group says women make up just 11 percent of the current cyber security workforce.  According to the Computing Technology Industry Association, 69 percent of women in the U.S. who don't work in information technology say they never knew what opportunities were available in that field.


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