GenCyber Camps at COD

2017 GenCyber Camps have completed!

If you are interested in 2018 camps, please let us know. We will contact you when we have information.


What are COD GenCyber Camps?

This summer, COD proudly presented our first cybersecurity camps for middle and high school teachers and students this summer through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). These camps are grant-funded and offered to participants at no cost.

The 2017 GenCyber camps covered various aspects of cybersecurity, informing participants about privacy, security and safe browsing while on the Internet. Participants were introduced to cyber ethics and engaged in hands-on sessions to tackle realistic data security problems.

The 2017 GenCyber camps were presented through a collaboration between College of DuPage Continuing Education and Computer and Internetworking Technology (CIT).

 

Curriculum

  • Cybercrime, social engineering, ethics and trends
  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Computer Raspberry Pi
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Credentials
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography
  • Risk
  • Forensics cybercrime simulation

 

About GenCyber

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

Our vision is for the GenCyber program to be part of the solution to the nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the GenCyber program?

A: GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.

Q: What are the goals of the GenCyber program?

A: The GenCyber program operates on three primary goals:

    • Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the U.S. cybersecurity workforce
    • Help all students understand correct and safe online behavior.
    • Improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content for K-12 programs.

Q: Who funds the program?

A: To date, funding has been provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Q: How much will the program cost me?

A: The grant covers all the expenses of the program so it can be offered at no charge to participants.

Q: What is included?

A: In addition to instruction, camp participants will receive various giveaway items to support continued interest and growth in cybersecurity careers.

 


 

GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.

National Security Agency logo   NSF logo

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NSF: www.nsf.gov

NSA: www.nsa.gov

GenCyber: www.gen-cyber.com

 

Continuing Education/Extended Learning (CE) serves a diverse cross section of District 502 residents through Youth Academy, Adult Enrichment, Adult Education, Business Solutions (Career and Professional Development), and Homeland Security Training Institute. Continuing Education offerings begin at 15 months of age in the fully functioning day care and journey with its learning partners through every phase of life including elementary, middle and high school, career exploration, professional development programs, business contract training and the Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Computer and Internetworking Technologies (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.

COD GenCyber Teacher Camp

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Teacher Camp - July 2017

This summer, COD proudly presented our first cybersecurity camps for middle and high school teachers and students this summer through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). These camps are grant-funded and offered to participants at no cost.

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