GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Hundreds of the nation's top-performing students are expected to participate in the fourth annual Cybersecurity Awareness Day, an event designed to underscore the link between STEM-based education, national security and careers of the future. Jointly sponsored by defense industry giant Lockheed Martin, the Tech Council of Maryland and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the event promotes STEM and safe computing through a series of interactive workshops and presentations, the Wall Street Journal reported. Also, "With employment projections by the U.S. Department of Labor showing that of the 20 fastest growing occupations projected for 2014, 15 require significant mathematics or science preparation," said Chandra McMahon, vice president of Commercial Markets and Cyber Security for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business. "We need to encourage talented and energetic students to choose a path in STEM education and consider a future in the cyber security profession."
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