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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The camp will be following all COVID safety guidelines and requirements required by NSHE and UNLV at the time the camp is held. COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended to all attendees. All instructors and staff members will be fully vaccinated.
The UNLV GenCyber Summer Camp is sponsored jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.