GenCyber | Free Liberty University Cyber Security Camp

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  • Next Camp: June 26-June 30, 2017

The Liberty University Cyber Security Camp is a free one-week day camp where students can learn Cyber Security skills and test them in a live environment. 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. 


Event

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.


Qualifications

Thirty young teens from the Central Virginia area will be selected to participate in the camp. The camp will provide hands-on training and activities in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences. All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate. 

  • Currently accepting applications for GenCyber Camp 2017. Please complete the Application Form online.
  • Deadline for submission is May 16, 2017.
  • For any questions regarding the GenCyber Camp 2017 please email the camp staff.