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GenCyber – Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.

Upcoming GenCyber Summer Camps

GenCyber Student Camp 2021

Objectives:

The 2021 GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is designed for high school students in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:

  • introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles
  • increase the curiosity of the participants in the field of cybersecurity
  • encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity
  • motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity

Topics:

Topics include online cybersecurity awareness, cryptography, device security, device and network privacy, wireshark, iptables, sqlmap and Raspberry Pi 3, from which students are exposed to several cybersecurity first principles.

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Past GenCyber Summer Camps

Boise State University has been honored to host many GenCyber camps over the years. These camps have been geared to teachers and to students.  You can learn more about these programs below.

GenCyber Student Camp 2019

GenCyber 2019 brochure

Objectives:

The 2019 GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University was designed for high school students in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:

  • introduce and cement knowledge of cybersecurity first principles
  • increase the curiosity of the participants in the field of cybersecurity
  • encourage participants to seek further education in cybersecurity
  • motivate participants to seek a career in cybersecurity

Topics:

Topics included online cybersecurity awareness, cryptography, device security, device and network privacy, wireshark, iptables, sqlmap and Raspberry Pi 3 was taught in class, from which students were exposed to several cybersecurity first principles.

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GenCyber Student Camp 2018

GenCyber Student 2019 banner showing students coding together and photo of ardiuno

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GenCyber Teacher Camp 2021

GenCyber group photo

Objectives:

The 2021 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University was designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:

  • create local cyber security awareness
  • build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone
  • design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy
  • provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

Topics:

Topics included password protection, phishing, cryptography, virus, Trojans, wireless and network security, and Sphero SPRK+ robots were taught in class, from which participants were exposed to all ten cybersecurity first principles.

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GenCyber Teacher Camp 2019

GenCyber group photo

Objectives:

The 2019 GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University was designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:

  • create local cyber security awareness
  • build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone
  • design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy
  • provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.

Topics:

Topics included password protection, phishing, cryptography, virus, Trojans, wireless and network security, and Sphero SPRK+ robots were taught in class, from which participants were exposed to all ten cybersecurity first principles.

Learn More about GenCyber Teacher Camp 2019

GenCyber Teacher Camp 2017

GenCyper Classroom

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