GenCyber Camp

 

Introductory GenCyber Camp will be June 11 – 15 and the Advanced GenCyber Camp will be June 18 – 22nd from 9am to 4pm if we are approved in 2018.  Registrations will be submitted online.    This is the link to our GenCyber Camp registration page.  You will need to make an account to be able to register, but the camps are free.  GenCyberRegistration Instructions

GenCyber is a camp for students in grades 7 – 12.  This camp is part of a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency to encourage youth to pursue cyber careers that are key to the cyber defense of the country.  First year participants will receive a Raspberry Pi. Second year participants will bring the Raspberry Pi they received last year.

We will be having the following camps this year.

Introductory GenCyber Camp (June 11th – 15th) 9 am – 4 pm and Aug 10th, 2018.

We will accept 40 student participants.   The camp will be from 9 am to 4 pm.  There will be no cost for either camp and lunch will be provided.

After students are accepted, they will be sent additional paperwork to fill out.  Students will work together in teams of five with the help of cyber camp counselors to complete skill competitions based on what they have learned during camp.

Topics include:

  • Computer Hardware and troubleshooting
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Social and personal computer security
  • Cyber careers

 

Advanced GenCyber Camp (June 18 – 22) and August 10th, 2018 – For previous participants of GenCyber or CyberPatriot Students in Grades 7 – 12.

This camp will be open to 40 students.  The camp will be from 9am to 4pm.  .

Advanced GenCyber topics include:

  • Raspberry Pi configuration and troubleshooting
  • Cybersecurity and encryption techniques
  • Advanced Python scripting
  • Secure network design
  • Computer forensics and pen testing
  • Programming robots

GenCyber Camp Resource Links

NSA Day of Cyber

CyberPatriot

Scratch

MIT App Inventor

 Nova Labs

Cybercorps Scholarshp FAQ

Networking Links

OSI Model Video

OSI Model Analogy Using Communication Between Two Kings (in two parts)

Microsoft’s Description of the OSI Model

Cisco’s Description of the OSI Model

Microsoft Technet About Shared Folders

Microsoft Technet About Share and File Permissions

 

VMWare Workstation

Getting Started in VMware Workstation

 

At the present time, the United States has 40,000 unfilled jobs in the field of Cybersecurity.  Both the government and private business are in desperate need of individuals to fill jobs in the field of Cyber Defense.  Cyber Defense is a rewarding and well paid field. Check out the currently open cyber defense jobs by going to this link and use cyber defense as key words.

For more information about any of these programs, contact Vickie McLain at vmclain@lsc.edu .