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DELAWARE CYBER SECURITY BOOT CAMP 2013

A U.S. Cyber Challenge Event
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What:

Weeklong day camp for students comprised of cyber security workshops, labs, and a competition held on the last day. The camp will focus on topics such as intrusion detection, penetration, and forensics. Workshops will be taught by instructors from the SANS Institute, the largest source for information security training and certification in the world.  The overall objective is to attract as many talented and skilled people as possible to this field of study and career path.

Who:

College:  College and graduate students 18 and older who are a Delaware resident or attending or recently graduated from a school within Delaware are eligible to compete for camp slots.  Selection for camp attendance will be based on their participation and performance in the Cyber Quests online contest held in April.  Students attending either Cecil or Harford Community Colleges in Northern Maryland are also eligible.

High School:  There are some camp slots available for Delaware high school students.  Students need to have completed their sophomore year by the time of the summer 2013 camp.  Campers under 18 years of age will need a parent's consent to attend the camp.  Selection for camp attendance will be based on their participation and performance in either Cyber Foundations or the Cyber Quests April online competition.

Camp alumni may compete again, but priority for camp positions will go to non-alumni.  Camp alumni are encouraged to volunteer to be camp teaching assistants.

Where:

Wilmington University
Rooms DAC 201/203
320 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Meals will also be provided at the camp (continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks).

When:

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Friday, July 12, 2013
Friday features a competition, a winners’ ceremony and a press event.

Fees:

Most camp attendee fees will be covered by Corporate and USCC scholarships.  In some cases the student will be responsible for a nominal fee to attend the camp (e.g. fees were $200 for the summer 2012 camp).

Eligibility & Qualification:

The USCC-sponsored Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each quest features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some quests focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Other quests are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. The quests have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some quests geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.

Those interested in the USCC Delaware summer camp should register for and compete in the Cyber Quests program.

Links:

2013 Cyber Quests Competition Opening Day Press Release
Photos from USCC Summer Camp
U.S. Cyber Challenge
UDaily Cyber Challenge Article
University of Delaware
Wilmington University
Wilmington University News Release on USCC Summer Camp Graduation
Delaware Technical and Community College

Delaware Student Wins April 2012 Cyber Quests Challenge

Questions?

Contact: mark.j.hufe@wilmu.edu.

Last Updated: Monday, 01-Jul-2013 14:06:08 EDT
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