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USM hosting cybersecurity conference for JROTC cadets

JROTC cadets from Jackson and Mobile participate in a cybersecurity conference at Southern Miss Friday. Photo credit WDAM. JROTC cadets from Jackson and Mobile participate in a cybersecurity conference at Southern Miss Friday. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Dozens of high school students from Jackson and Mobile are in Hattiesburg this weekend, for a first-ever conference focused on computer security.  

The iD8 Cybersecurity Conference is for JROTC cadets and most of the activities are taking place at the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Computing. 

It is focusing on coding and problem-solving.

The conference will include a high-tech field exercise at Camp Shelby Saturday.

"The purpose is to expose them to coding, cybersecurity, computer engineering and just sort of general computing activities and events and careers in general," said Julie Cwikla, director of creativity, innovation and STEM at USM. 

About 70 cadets are taking part in the conference. 

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