Inspiring the Next GENeration of CYBER Stars
The GenCyber’s mission is to increase “the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States.” The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for K-12 students and teachers. The GenCyber camps focus on “engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.” For more information about the GenCyber program please visit:
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 security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.
In 2018, the GenCyber Program at NC A&T will offer two summer cybersecurity camps to 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 students’ interest in cybersecurity and improve diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation.
The GenCyber student summer camps at NC A&T are FREE because they are funded jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.