Cyber Defense Training Camp
Cyber Defense Training Camp is an intermediate level* 7 day residential summer program for high school men and women (rising juniors and seniors). Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional. Students learn about career options in the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession. Additionally, students will be introduced to the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) honors program offered at the University of Maryland.
*Technical experience is recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming.
To prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through interactive learning, skill building, and utilization of available resources. Participants will be introduced to the cybersecurity programs available at the University of Maryland and they will be exposed to various topics and careers in the field of cybersecurity.
Program Dates and Times
- Dates: Sunday July 12-Saturday July 18, 2015
- Time: 3:00pm Sunday July 12 – 12:00pm Saturday July 18, 2015
Typical Camp Day
9:00-12:00pm Classroom Instruction*
1:30-5:15pm Classroom Instruction
6:45-8:45pm Cyber Defense Exercises
9:00-10:00pm Evening Team Building Activity
*Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled during Classroom Instruction time blocks.
- Operating Systems
- System Administration
- Campus Tour
- Fiel trip to the NSA Cryptologic Museum
- Cyber Defense Exercises
- Team Building Exercises
- Guest Speakers
Please note that the schedule is subject to change as new oppotuninties arise.
The cost of the program is $1150. This fee covers housing in a UMD dormitory, all meals, transportation to field trips and recreational activities. Please do not include the fee at the time of application. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program.
Eligibility: Technical experience is recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming.
How to Apply:
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2015
To be added to our waitlist, please fill out the online form
If you have any questions, please contact::
Ashlyn Vander Woude
Graduate Assistant for Education
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
3400 A. V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742