Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp

GenCyber LogoAn intensive introduction to a critical emerging field.

Free for all participants!

July 23 – 29, 2017

Interested in getting involved in information security and digital forensics? Want to learn how to defend against cyber attacks and protect yourself online?

Twenty-one applicants will be selected for Norwich University’s week-long GenCyber pre-college program. Participants will learn, explore, experiment and apply basic concepts of forensics and cryptography, through a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities with your peers and our leading-edge faculty.

GenCyber@NU features:

  • Introduction to Cyber: Learn about information security and cyber forensics through lectures, labs and from guest speakers.
  • Hands-On Exercises: Cyber camp counselors and faculty will reveal the inner workings of computers, networks, security and forensics in a “War Room.”
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including a cyber treasure hunt where the rogue WiFi hotspots mark the spot!
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in cyber and facilitate a Q&A with campers about life as a cyber specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A tasty trip to the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will show how cyber is everywhere, even in the heart of an ice cream factory, and learn what happens during a real cyber-security attack on a national infrastructure with various hands-on team exercises.
  • Competitive Exercises: Wrap up your camp experience with surprise cyber forensic challenges. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

GenCyber participants will be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which you’ll keep at the end of the program!

Ready to Apply?

Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2017. GenCyber@NU is funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation – and is FREE for attending students. All expenses for the week-long program, including tuition, room and board, and applicable local commuting to and from the Norwich University campus, field trips, and other program fees are at no cost to GenCyber participants.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript via email to Letter of recommendation may be submitted separately as long as the student’s full name is clearly indicated in the subject line
and body of the correspondence.

The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Send your application materials to

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