SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CynjaTech and ISACA announced a partnership to create a new fully guided educational experience inside the CynjaSpace mobile application that teaches children and their families about computer science, cyber security and safety. The collaboration will bring ISACA’s industry-leading Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) knowledge and guidance into the successful Cynja comic series and will offer fun, exciting and interactive games and lessons to teach the digital survival skills today’s children need.
“Our kids deserve a better digital life than the one we live today,” said Heather C. Dahl, CEO of CynjaTech. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with ISACA because they certify IT professionals around the globe. By adapting their content and programs for kids and including it in our cool app, we can start children on a path to leading a smart, safe digital life.”
As Chase Cunningham, CynjaTech’s CTO explains, “Our mission is personal—together with ISACA, we will develop the educational lessons that we as technology and security professionals want to teach kids, parents and our own families.”
ISACA is a global professional association serving IT professionals worldwide.
“Partnering with CynjaTech on this app is an important step in ISACA’s commitment to reach children early in their cyber experiences and put them on a path to safety throughout their lives,” said Shannon Donahue, Director of Cyber & Information Security Practices at ISACA. “Cyber security is everyone’s business and should start at a young age.”
“We look forward to showcasing the CynjaSpace app and its awesome new CyberPower education at ISACA’s CSX North America cybersecurity conference this coming October,” said Dahl. “Together with ISACA, we are creating the next generation of cyber education for kids.”
Co-founders Heather C. Dahl and Chase Cunningham, along with Creative Director Shirow Di Rosso, started bringing cyberspace to life for kids of all ages by publishing their first book, The Cynja® Volume 1, based on their professional experience in tech and cybersecurity. In just three years, The Cynja has grown from a comic book series published in English, Dutch and Spanish to now include an array of entertaining and educational content, and ultimately into the CynjaSpace mobile application – all designed to help families make smart digital choices. Selected by a panel of judges, The Cynja is a featured small press publisher at Comic-Con International in San Diego. CynjaTech is based in Washington, DC. Learn more by visiting https://www.cynja.com/.
ISACA helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers. Learn more by visiting http://www.isaca.org.
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