Introductory GenCyber Camp will be June 8 – 12, 2020 and the Advanced GenCyber Camp will be June 15 – 19, 2020 from 9am to 4pm (pending funding in 2020). Registrations will be submitted online and will open in January 2020. We will notify participants of their acceptance in April. 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 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. .

We will be having the following camps this year.

Introductory GenCyber Camp (June 8th – 12th, 2020) 9 am – 4 pm.

We will accept 45 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 15 – 19, 2020) – For previous participants of GenCyber or CyberPatriot Students in Grades 7 – 12.

This camp will be open to 45 students. The content of this camp changes each year. The camp will be from 9am to 4pm.

Advanced GenCyber topics include:

Cybersecurity and encryption techniques
Advanced Python scripting
Secure network design
Computer forensics and pen testing
Programming robots

GenCyber Camp Resource Links

Labtainers

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/ and use cyber defense as key words.

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