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UNLV GenCyber Camp

GenCyber Camp Highlights

Video of GenCyber Camp 2021

Welcome

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing job categories with the largest skills gap. According to cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek, there is an annual talent shortfall of over 200,000 workers for cybersecurity jobs in the United States alone. In 2015, the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation teamed up to address this shortfall by piloting the GenCyber program to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States.

UNLV’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to offer the GenCyber Summer Camp and provide local high school students a truly unique cybersecurity learning experience.

About the GenCyber Camp

UNLV GenCyber is a cybersecurity summer camp for high school students in Southern Nevada. The goal of the program is to help students understand correct and safe online behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and increase interest in cybersecurity careers. Each day, students will participate in multiple hands-on activities to learn about different topics in cybersecurity and hear interesting stories from cybersecurity experts.

Topics Covered

  • Cybersecurity concepts
  • Encryption techniques
  • Cybercrimes and protection
  • Social and personal computer security
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Wireless and mobile security

Previous Camps

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Who Can Attend

All current high school students in Clark County are eligible to participate in the GenCyber camp. The camp is offered during three seasons: a one-day Spring camp, a five-day Summer camp, and another one-day Fall camp. The application process covers both the Spring and Summer camps. The Spring camp is offered on two separate days, providing applicants with the option to choose either day. While participation in both the Spring and Summer camps is highly recommended, it is not mandatory.

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About Us

The UNLV GenCyber Camp is coordinated by a diverse team of faculty, staff, and student mentors, led by UNLV GenCyber camp director, Prof. Juyeon Jo, and lead instructor, Prof. Yoohwan Kim from the Computer Science department at the College of Engineering. For more information contact Juyeon Jo, UNLV GenCyber Camp Director, at GenCyber@unlv.edu.

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Sponsors

The UNLV GenCyber Summer Camp is sponsored jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

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