Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
Interested in learning about cybersecurity? This week-long summer course introduces students to cybersecurity and concludes with a national cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. The course is designed for students who have not previously participated in cybersecurity competitions and have not previously taken a cybersecurity course. Some experience in computer science is helpful but not required. The camp is based on the national CyberPatriot program. Topics will range from how and why to set passwords to setting security policies in both Windows and Unix. By the conclusion of the course, you will be familiar with cybersecurity, be able to apply the concepts to both Windows and Unix operating systems, and will have the opportunity to test your skills against other beginning teams from around the country in a CyberPatriot competition.

- Open to middle and high school students from any Colorado school
- Participants must have some prior experience with Cybersecurity through the CyberPatriot program or through cybersecurity concepts in courses or projects.
- Instruction by graduate students and educators from the University of Colorado and St. Vrain Valley School District
- Includes a field trip to the University of Colorado-Boulder campus

Questions? Contact Dr. Dan Massey (
Ages: MS/High School
July 13-17 - 9:00-3:30
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