Whatcom Community College offers an annual cybercamp for local high school students. The camps are funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the college received. CyberWatch West is now sharing its materials to help other institutions host their own cybersecurity camps.
The materials below were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation. Click each link to download the documents.
Recent attacks on computer networks have highlighted the need for a trained cybersecurity workforce. This project will increase the awareness and interest of high school students in the exciting and emerging field of information security and promote their involvement in the next steps towards an educational career pathway. The project’s disciplinary focus is in Computer Information Systems (CIS). Activities focus primarily on program development and improvement, and curriculum and educational materials development.
Course Learning Objectives
At the completion of this workshop the student should be able to:
- Explain and differentiate the security principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
- Distinguish types of malware and attacks.
- Apply tools and techniques for vulnerability assessment.
- Implement host security.
- Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies.
- Identify types of authentication and perform basic configuration.
- Distinguish types of cryptography and their uses.
- Hands-on labs
- Introduction to security
- Basic Linux commands
- Introduction to CCDC
- CCDC — Competition Prep