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Cybersecurity the Focus of Free Camp for Teens, Doug Rausch discusses the Camp and More on KIOS-FM

Jun 5, 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, a nationally recognized cybersecurity camp, called Midwest GenCyber (MGC), will introduce Omaha-area students to the fast-growing field.  The free, week-long camp, is currently accepting applications.  The session will run June 24-28.  Thirty camp slots are available and student applicants should be entering grades 9-12 in the fall.

Doug Rausch is an assistant professor at Bellevue University and one of the educators at the camp.  He joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the program and the role cybersecurity plays in our daily lives.

Funded by a grant through the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, GenCyber is a national program.  In Omaha, the MGC camp will take place at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) (Camp Days 1 and 2) and at Bellevue University (Camp Days 3, 4 and 5).

The program offers students fun, hands-on activities like making and breakings apps to explore security vulnerabilities, conducting forensic investigations, and a “capture the flag” challenge to get students interested in careers in computing and cybersecurity.

More information can be found at https://cyberomaha.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GenCyber-MCC-BU-vFinal.pdf