GenCyber Program

The GenCyber program provides free summer cybersecurity camps across the nation for students and teachers at the K-12 level. Funding for the GenCyber program is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation . As part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals, the primary purpose of the program is to support the growth of the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the nation. The goals of the GenCyber summer camps are to "increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula." For more information about the GenCyber program, please visit

GenCyber Program and Summer Cybersecurity Camps at NC A&T

The GenCyber Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is part of the GenCyber program. The program is hosted by the Center for Cyber Defense at NC A&T, which was designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defence Education (CAE/CDE) in 2010 and re-designated in 2014. Our vision as part of the GenCyber program is to engage students at an early age in cybersecurity field and inspire them to become skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our nation and economic as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

In 2019, the GenCyber Program at NC A&T will host two summer cybersecurity camps to middle and high school students. The goals of our summer camps are to help students at an early age to understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase studentsí interest in cybersecurity careers and improve diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation. Being a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), NC A&T is uniquely positioned to attract students underrepresented in STEM such as African Americans to the GenCyber student camps.

The GenCyber summer camps at NC A&T are non-residential, day camps. In the camp, students will be exposed to cryptography, network security and digital forensics through highly engaging and interactive activities including games, hands-on labs, animation/simulations, videos, and invited speakers. The camp curriculum is at introductory level and prior computer programming or cybersecurity knowledge and experience are not required. The GenCyber summer camps at NC A&T are open to middle and high student participants at no cost.


If you have any question about the GenCyber Summer Camps at NC A&T, please contact

Xiaohong (Dorothy) Yuan, Ph.D.
Director of the NC A&T GenCyber Program
Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Computer Science
North Carolina A&T State University
Email: and
Phone: (336) 285-3693

Funding Agencies

NSA logo National Security Agency (NSA)
A national-level intelligence agency of the US Department of Defense
Responsible for global monitoring, collection and processing of information and
data for foreign and domestic intelligence and counterintelligence purposes
NSF logo National Science Foundation (NSF)
A federal agency to support research and education in all non-medical fields of
fundamental science and engineering