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UNLV GenCyber Camp

GenCyber Camp Highlights

Video of GenCyber Camp 2021


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.


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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

GenCyber 2021 website

GenCyber 2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19

View GenCyber 2019 website

View GenCyber 2018 website

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Who Can Attend

All current high school students in Clark County. GenCyber 2022 camp will be held in 3 seasons, Spring (1 day), Summer (5 days), and Fall (1 day). The summer camp will be only open to the graduates of the spring camp. If selected for the summer camp, participants must commit to attending all five days of Summer camp.

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Who We Are

UNLV GenCyber Camp is organized and managed by a team of diverse faculty, staff, and student mentors led by UNLV GenCyber camp director, Professor Juyeon Jo, and lead instructor, Professor Yoohwan Kim, from the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering. For more information contact Juyeon Jo, UNLV GenCyber Camp Director, at

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

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