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GenCyber Student Camp 2020

Due to the increased severity of the COVID19 situation, our GenCyber 2020 summer camps are cancelled for this year. Our next camps will take place in the summer of 2021.  

Gaby DaglerDr. Gaby Dagher

Program Director

The 2020 GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is a free, full-day, one-week program that introduces high school students in Boise and nearby to cybersecurity first principles and the rapidly developing field of cybersecurity. Using hands-on activities, students will engage with applied cryptography, Raspberry Pi 3 set up and security, threats, risks, network traffic analysis, penetrating testing, and virtualization practices.

When & Where:

The two camps will be offered in the Boise State Computer Science Department in downtown Boise (777 West Main St. Boise, ID 83702). UPDATE:  Due to the increased severity of the COVID19 situation, our GenCyber 2020 summer camps are cancelled for this year. Our next camps will take place in the summer of 2021.

Jidong Xiao
Dr. Jidong Xiao Lead Instructor

Objectives:

The GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is designed for high school students (entering grades 9-12) 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 taught in class are part of several cyberesecurity first principles and include:

  • online cybersecurity awareness
  • cryptography
  • device security
  • device and network privacy
  • wireshark
  • iptables
  • sqlmap
  • Raspberry Pi 3

Class Form:

Team-Based Learning (TBL), an Evidence-Based Instructional Practice, is used to create an engaged community of learners.

Preliminaries:

No cybersecurity or computer programming background or experience is needed to apply. At camp onset, students will complete a survey to assess their cybersecurity knowledge. Based on survey results, facilitators will put students in groups that best help them progress toward a stronger understanding of computer science principles. Additional staff do engage with novice-level learners.

Contact:

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact the Computer Science Department at computerscience@boisestate.edu or (208) 426-5766.

Project sponsored by the National Security Agency under Grant/Cooperative Agreement Boise State University GenCyber Grant. Any opinions findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Security Agency.

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