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The University of Arizona’s globally ranked MIS department is excited to announce an upcoming GenCyber 2014 Summer Camp. The camp is a hand-on, one week in-residence camp, held at the UA’s BioSphere2  Research Park in Oracle, AZ in June 2014.

The GenCyber camp will allow academically focused high school students to explore the emerging world of cybersecurity. This dynamic and rapidly involving profession deals with protecting US companies and the nation from hackers, phishers, and other emerging computer threats. There is a tremendous and growing need for individuals who have the interest and aptitude to protect our cyber infrastructure, and the GenCyber camp will give students the hands on experiences they need to explore this as a career option.

This free camp, hosted in collaboration with the US National Science Foundation, is seeking motivated students preparing to enter 11th or 12th grades. We particularly want to encourage under-represented groups and students looking to pursue careers in any of the  STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields of study to apply.

Topics campers will explore

  • Computer and Network Basics
  • Threats and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Defending Your Personal Computing
  • Defending a Business Organization
  • Cyber-security Tools and Techniques
  • Emerging Security Issues
  • Cloud and Advanced Persistent Threats

Fun hands-on topic centered activities include

  • Control-Alt-Hack Role Playing Game
  • LEGO Robotics Outreach Club Programming Competition
  • Professional/Career Speakers
  • “Star Party” Astronomy Observing
  • BioSphere Facility Exploration

Applications taken  Feb – March 2014
Notifications  May 2014

Dr. Bill Neumann
Management Information Systems Department
University of Arizona

High school student photo courtesy Shutterstock.