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Educating the current generation of cyber professionals and inspiring the next.

GenCyber Camp

It is imperative to begin the cyber conversation early on. That’s why the Cyber Institute makes a point to reach out to ages K-12 to cultivate talent and spark interest with our youth.

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The GenCyber Camp at Augusta University is an academic, summer program for current sophomore and junior high school students. The GenCyber Camp offers students the opportunity to learn about the world of cyber security. For the second year in a row, Augusta University has been awarded a grant from GenCyber to host GenCyber 2016 Camps. The almost $110,000 grant will allow 60 rising junior and senior high school students to attend the camp for free. Registration is open, and students can submit their application until March 27.

Participants will be immersed in hands-on activities building, using code to defend and attack programmable robots. As part of the fun, students will also be required to solve cyber problems, better preparing them for college coursework and career opportunities. The summer cyber camps are the result of Augusta University’s work with GenCyber, a program funded by the National Security Agency in collaboration with the National Science Foundation.

Now in its third year, GenCyber offers young people interested in cyber security careers opportunities to learn first-hand about the latest technology in a university setting; it also provides opportunities for teachers to develop cyber curriculum for their classrooms.

Last year, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers visited Augusta University to speak to students graduating from the program about the importance of cybersecurity to our nation. The GenCyber Camp is part of the university’s portfolio of more than 20 summer enrichment programs offered to elementary, middle and high school students.

  • GenCyber Sciences Residential Camp – 30 high school students (rising juniors and seniors) June 26 – July 1st
  • GenCyber Sciences Day Camp – 30 high school students (rising juniors and seniors) July 10th – 15th

Important Information: There is no tuition charge for students to attend the GenCyber Residential Camp or the GenCyber Day Camp. As space is limited and both options include similar curriculum, students cannot attend the GenCyber Residential Camp and the GenCyber Day Camp.

Learn more about the GenCyber Camp and to apply to participate →

GenCyber Day Camp Application →

GenCyber Residential Application →

Read more about the National Security Agency GenCyber camps, a critical cyber initiative to help education the next generation of cybersecurity experts →

For more information, check our FAQ or call 706-721-3967 or (toll free) 1-800-221-6437

Military

Protecting and serving the nation isn’t just the charge of foot soldiers. Strategy, intelligence, and cyber training is key to national security.

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College

The Cyber Institute’s courses will equip you for the battle for cyber superiority. Prepare for the career of the future and learn to professionally evolve alongside advanced technology.

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RESEARCH

Research is instrumental in strengthening all facets of the cyber sciences. It is our constant focus and one that guarantees our ability to compete in our rapidly changing field.

As part of our cyber security education and research efforts we have combined with other cybersecurity community experts to offer an annual BSides information security conference here at Augusta University.

BSides information security conferences are an international phenomenon. Typically, BSides conferences accent only the attack/Red Team side of cyber defense. BSides Augusta; however, is unique among BSides events by offering two tracks: the traditional attack/Red Team; as well as cyber defense/Blue Team.

This year was the second year Augusta University has hosted a BSides conference, and by all metrics the conference was a resounding success. You can watch this year’s conference presentations by tuning into the YouTube Channel. You may also be interested in reading the coverage from our local media.

The Cyber Institute also offers the annual Cyber Summit which features key speakers on the forefront of cybersecurity.