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GenCyber Camps at RIT, Summer 2018

RIT will offer two GenCyber camps in 2018. 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.

  • GenCyber: Introductory Cyber Defense.
    July 9-13, 2018

This is an extensive, five-day workshop that will provide participants with an introduction to information security, networking, system administration and security controls. During the camp, participants will perform hands-on mobile security activities, learn how to create a lab composed of several virtual machines, write a TCP-client/server that implements a substitution cipher, set up a small virtual network to specifications, and configure host security controls. The workshop also includes a mini-CCDC challenge where students will have to create and secure an infrastructure against attackers. No prior knowledge/experience with programming is required.

Grade level: 8 - 12.  Note: As this workshop is funded by a federal grant to RIT, it is offered free of charge to each accepted student. For acceptance, each student needs to:
(1) send a letter of application describing his or her background for this workshop and explain why this workshop would be meaningful, and
(2) request a school STEM teacher to email a letter of recommendation with the student name in the Subject.

Both letters must be emailed to gencyber@rit.edu.  Accepted students will be notifed after their application has been reviewed; applications will not be reviewed until both letters are received.

You can make this a 2-week camp by applying to both camps at once. Eligibility for Advanced camp is dependent on completion of Introductory camp.

  • GenCyber: Advanced Cyber Defense.
    July 16-20, 2018

This comprehensive, five-day advanced workshop will introduce participants to mobile security, covering topics such as secure data storage and transmission, mobile applications, and server-side and client-side components of web applications. Through collaborative, hands-on lab activities, participants will learn to configure storage and transmission between app and server, securely implement a real-world ad library, find server-side vulnerabilities in a web application, understand client-side attacks and browser-exploitation, and test a small web application. There will also be a mobile and web application security challenge where students must defend and attack in a hospital setting. No prior knowledge/experience with programming will be required.

Grade level: 8 - 12.  Note: As this workshop is funded by a federal grant to RIT, it is offered free of charge to each accepted student. For acceptance, each student needs to:
(1) send a letter of application describing his or her background for this workshop and explain why this workshop would be meaningful, and
(2) request a school STEM teacher to email a letter of recommendation with the student name in the Subject.

Both letters must be emailed to gencyber@rit.edu.  Accepted students will be notifed after their application has been reviewed; applications will not be reviewed until both letters are received.

This camp is restricted to students who are either registered for the Introductory camp or who previously attended a GenCyber camp.