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GenCyber Camps at RIT, Summer 2017

RIT will offer two GenCyber camps in 2017, one on Cyber Defense and one on Cyber Offence. Each is a 1-week DAY camp meant for students who are resident in Rochester, NY area during the camp days, i.e., there is no provision for overnight stay for the students attending the camp.

8-12th Grade. GenCyber Summer Camp: Cyber Defense July 10 to July 14, 2017

Schedule:

  • Day 1: Introduction
    • First Principles: Domain Separation, Process Isolation
    • AM: Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • PM: Virtualization / Building Your Lab
    • Challenge: Create a lab composed of several virtual machines.
  • Day 2: Networking
    • First Principles: Data Hiding, Abstraction, Modularity
    • AM: Introduction to Networking
    • PM: Network Programming in Python
    • Challenge: Write a TCP-client/server that implements a substitution cipher.
  • Day 3: System Administration
    • First Principles: Least Privilege, Resource Encapsulation
    • AM: Linux Administration/Raspberry PI
    • PM: Windows Administration
    • Challenge: Setting up a small virtual network to specifications
  • Day 4: Security Controls
    • First Principles: Simplicity, Minimization, Layering
    • AM: Host-based security controls
    • PM: Network-based security controls
    • Challenge: Configure host security controls
  • Day 5: Mini-CCDC Challenge
    • Students will have to create and secure an infrastructure against attackers

Application Process: Each student must submit a brief essay (less than 1,000 words) stating why this camp would benefit her or him; note that handwritten essays will not be accepted. Additionally, the student must submit an accompanying letter of recommendation from a high school or middle school math, science or technology teacher. Both documents must include the student's full name, grade level (as of fall 2017) and the name and address of the school on the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Email these documents to gencyber@rit.edu by May 15. Decisions will be ongoing, with final acceptance notifications made by May 22.

Note: Submit one application if applying to both camps.

8-12th Grade. GenCyber Summer Camp: Cyber Offense, July 17 to July 21, 2017

Schedule:

  • Day 1: Introduction, Recon, and Enumeration
    • First Principles: Process Isolation, Abstraction, Simplicity
    • AM: Ethical/Legal, Virtualization
    • PM: Recon and Enumeration
    • Challenge: Conduct recon and enumeration on a domain
  • Day 2: Network Exploitation
    • First Principles: Domain Separation, Data Hiding, Simplicity, Least Privilege
    • AM: Exploiting Network Services/USB Rubber Ducky
    • PM: Post-exploitation
    • Challenge: Exploit several computers based on enumeration findings
  • Day 3: Understanding Network Exploits
    • First Privileges: Modularity
    • AM: Python Programming for Cybersecurity
    • PM: Understanding Buffer Overflow Exploits
    • Challenge: Write a network service exploit in Python
  • Day 4: Web Application Exploitation
    • First Principles: Resource Encapsulation, Layering, Minimization
    • AM: Understanding the Web Stack
    • PM: Web Application Attacks
    • Challenge: Test a small web application
  • ​Day 5:
    • AM: NSA Day of Cyber
    • PM: Penetration Test

Application Process: Each student must submit a brief essay (less than 1,000 words) stating why this camp would benefit her or him; note that handwritten essays will not be accepted. Additionally, the student must submit an accompanying letter of recommendation from a high school or middle school math, science or technology teacher. Both documents must include the student's full name, grade level (as of fall 2017) and the name and address of the school on the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Email these documents to gencyber@rit.edu by May 15. Decisions will be ongoing, with final acceptance notifications made by May 22.

Note: Submit one application if applying to both camps.

 

If this day camp sounds like your idea of summer fun AND you are resident in the Rochester, NY area during the camp days, please follow the application process shown above for the appropriate camp for the student's background.