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Gannon University to Host Cybersecurity Camp

Published: 06/22/2021

Camp Gannon CyberPatriot

Camp Gannon CyberPatriot

Gannon University and CyberPatriot will host a cybersecurity camp July 19-23 for high school students interested in learning what the cyber industry is all about. This camp will be offered to students in grades nine through 12 and no previous cyber experience is necessary. It will be hosted in the new Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) building on campus.

This camp will allow students to communicate with fellow peers and professors directly to ask questions and receive guidance about cybersecurity careers. Students will also experience hands-on labs where they will be provided essential cyber safety and cybersecurity principles that are highly relevant for protecting devices and information from the ever-growing rampant cyber threats. Highlights of what students will learn throughout the camp include introductions to cybersecurity, ethics and networking, as well as hands-on security configuration of Windows and Ubuntu OS. Registration ends on July 11.

“The cyber security camp will give back to our communities where we live and work and will allow students to work with hands-on application and exposure to the latest cyber security tools,” said Richard Matovu, Ph.D., assistant professor of cybersecurity. “The skills gained from the camp are applicable in any cybersecurity career and can be used for further education, certifications and other competitions.”

 Susantha Herath, Ph.D., associate dean of engineering and computing, said, “Unleash your amazing potential. Come learn and protect the community. Cybersecurity is everywhere.”

 CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program founded by the Air Force Association (AFA) aimed at inspiring students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps, Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative and Literature Series, all targeted for high school and middle school students as well as CyberGenerations targeting senior citizens.

 Register today at gannon.edu/campgannon

Have any questions? Call (814)-871-7443 or email matovu001@gannon.edu