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