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May 9, 2018

GenCyber @ NU - Cyber Security & Cyber Defense Camp

July 22 - July 28, 2018

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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!

GenCyberForensics @ NU - Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp

July 29 - August 4, 2018

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Attended GenCyber camps in the past? Successfully defended your business in CyberPatriot? Learn how the pros investigate digital evidence in Norwich’s first Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp!

GenCyberForensics@NU takes 21 campers into a week-long deep-dive of the cyber-realm, learning how to analyze digital evidence with tools used by police forces around the world. Hands-on experiences with mobile phone forensics (including installing custom ROMs on a phone you’ll get to keep), PCs, and a special surprise tackling challenges with the state-of-the-art Internet of Things.

GenCyber@NU features:

  • Introduction to Cyber Forensics: Learn about the different jobs you can do within forensics, and get a sense of each.
  • Deep-dive: Enjoy detailed training with hands-on exercises in several tools used for analyzing computers and mobile devices – with the opportunity to take a certification exam!
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including Norwich’s first digital detective whodunit! Did we mention you get to keep the mobile phone?
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in forensics and facilitate a Q&A about life as a forensic specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A look at how industry is helping to combat challenges to new technology such as the Internet of Things.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes 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 welcome from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2018.

GenCyber@NU and GenCyberForensics@NU are 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. Prior cyber experience (CyberPatriot, past GenCyber camps, CtF competitions, etc.) will be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript through the Online Registration.

The application deadline is May 9, 2018.

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