The ever-evolving world of cybersecurity comes to life at GenCyber!
The GenCyber application period has closed. Thank you for your interest!
August 6 – 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street, Pewaukee
Our nation is facing a shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals, and we're aiming to help bridge that gap starting at the K-12 level. GenCyber will equip teachers with the tools and knowledge they need to stay at the cutting edge of this industry, then pass that insight along to students. Our goals are to help students understand correct and safe online behavior, how to be good digital citizens and how to direct their talents into viable tech careers.
This no-cost summer camp program is perfect for K-12 teachers who are currently teaching cybersecurity or information technology, or would like to incorporate this into their curriculum in the near future. Instructors will present security concepts based around the Cybersecurity First principles, with the K-12 teacher participating in hands-on activities to reinforce the corresponding skills learned. On the final day of the camp teacher participants will put together everything they learned and talk about how they can incorporate it into their own curriculum and pass it along to their own students. Throughout the camp, the introduction of various cybersecurity careers that pertain to the daily topics will increase the awareness of the varied career paths available to their students.
Each GenCyber participant will receive:
- $500 stipend upon completion of the camp
- Laptop preloaded with Kali Linux to be used for cybersecurity instruction at your K-12 location
- Daily lunch vouchers
Waukesha County Technical College has been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense education. GenCyber classes take place at WCTC's College Center for Cyber Security.
Funding is provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF).