MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps
The Center for Information Assurance at the University of Memphis will host GenCyber boot camps again this summer.
Last year 70 students participated in GenCyber boot camps. Thanks to funding from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, the center will hold two camps for 100 students this year.
“Learning about cyber privacy issues in mobile apps and risks in web surfing are becoming increasingly important for students in their school years so they can better prepare themselves to deal with the current situation and for future challenges,” said Dipankar Dasgupta, camp organizer and director of the Center for Information Assurance.
The camps will cover various aspects of cyber hygiene, including privacy, security and safe internet browsing. Students will be introduced to cyber ethics and engage in hands-on sessions that will allow them to experience real-world data security issues.
There will be one-week sessions for middle- and high-school students. The middle school camp will be held June 12-16; the high school camp will be June 19-23. As part of the camps, students will work in teams to create a group project. They will also get a chance to tour the U of M campus and meet cybersecurity experts and industry professionals.
GenCyber camp registration is free.