Participating students learned more about working with cryptography, network analysis, web & binary exploits, forensics, reverse engineering, and other cybersecurity skills through hands-on resources.
This summer, Regent University’s Engineering & Computer Science department hosted a week long Cybersecurity camp for high school students.
“One of the most exciting things for me to observe is seeing students without prior knowledge of the cybersecurity profession, attend this camp, engage with the learning, and then see themselves pursuing further studies in cybersecurity,” said Cheryl Beauchamp, Engineering & Computer Science chair of Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences. “Most high school students have a huge digital presence that will only continue to grow. Our program not only provides awareness of their online ethical responsibilities, but also educates them on methods for practicing cyber safety.”
Our Regent University Cybersecurity Camp 2019 delivered over 20 hours of training within the one week program to local students and even some traveling from Northern Virginia. Students participated in a Cybersecurity Capture the Flag competition, built a virtual network, and practiced some basic Python coding. “I’m excited to hear that they plan to take what they learned from this camp and share it with their peers,” said Professor Beauchamp. “Many of the students are looking forward to competing in cybersecurity competitions this fall, to me, that means our program was a success!”
This article was originally posted on the Regent University website
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