Liberty University: GenCyber Cyber Security Camp
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The Liberty University Cyber Security Camp 2016 is a free one-week day camp where students can learn Cyber Security skills and test them in a live environment. We are excited that you are considering joining us for this incredible experience. This is a great opportunity to learn Cyber Security concepts from expert instructors and professional penetration testers. Here, you’ll also work with peers to secure networked computer systems and participate in a team-based Cyber Security Simulation Event. No experience is required.
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level.
Our goals for the program:
Help all students understand correct and safe online behavior
Increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce
Improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula
The vision of this program is to help solve our nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. As we become more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives, it is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security to help ensure that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area.
On the final day of the camp, the student teams will participate in a Cyber Security Simulation, which is open to the public.
The teams will defend the systems they have been building throughout the week against a live cyber attack while keeping their critical system operational. The attack will be carried out by professional penetration testers and ethical hackers, providing a realistic environment for practical hands-on learning. A capture the flag website will provide additional challenges and fun.
- Dates: Monday, July 18, 2016 through Friday, July 22, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: School of Engineering & Computational Sciences, Third floor DeMoss Hall
- Eligibility: All interested high school students
- Cost: Free. The camp is funded through the GenCyber program, administered by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. As a result, the complete cost of the camp is covered and there is no charge to the students attending.
More Information About The GenCyber Camp
At this week long camp, student teams will work together to solve various cyber security related problems and to secure networked computer systems. Each day you will learn new Cyber Security concepts from expert instructors and professional penetration testers. The camp will conclude with a Cyber Security Simulation event that will apply each of the concepts learned throughout the week.