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Cyber Camp

2020 Summer Camp

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, Georgia Southern will not be able to offer our usual Cyber Camp, based on the Air Forces’s Cyberpatriot Program, in 2020.  We hope to be able to offer it again in the summer of 2021.

Career opportunities in cybersecurity are expected to grow dramatically, and many experts expect a big shortfall in trained professionals.  In the recently published ESG/ISSA research report, Through the Eyes of Cybersecurity Professionals, 371 cybersecurity professionals were asked to identify areas where the organizations they worked for had the biggest skills gaps. See the information here.

There are roughly 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs nationwide according to

Currently, cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, or approximately $55.77 per hour.  That’s nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  See more.


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA Cyber Camps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Typical Camp Details

Camp Sessions:2021 dates to be announced
Daily Schedule:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday
Location:Georgia Southern's Armstrong Campus, Abercorn Street, Savannah GA
Cost:2021 cost to be determined
Participants:Grades 9 through 12 at the start of the 2021 school year. A background in algebra, computer science, personal hobby interests in coding such as Linux recommended, but not required. Able to work semi-independently in groups, and enjoy computers and cyber knowledge.
Required:Students provide own transportation to and from the camp, daily
Provided:All required materials, snacks during morning and afternoon breaks are at no additional cost to the students. Students should bring their own lunches.
Application:Submit applications to with Subject Line: 2021 Summer Cyber Camp. You can pay online to secure your seat early.

Students will compete for up to $5,000 in Cybersecurity Training Voucher Scholarships through our industry certification partner.

Typical Camp Curriculum

Day 1* Introduction to CyberPatriot and cybersecurity
* Cyber Ethics
* Online Safety
* How Computers Work
* Cyber Threats
* Texas Instruments Coding
Day 2* Cybersecurity Principles
* Virtual Machines
* Windows Basic Security Policies and Tools
* Account Management
* Texas Instruments Coding
Day 3* Windows File Protections
* Windows Auditing and Monitoring
* Introduction to Windows Server 2008
* What is Linux
* Texas Instruments Coding
Day 4* Ubuntu Terminology and Concepts
* Basic GUI Security
* Introduction to Command Line
* Basic Command Line Security
* Advanced Ubuntu Security
* Texas Instruments Coding
Day 5* CyberPatriot CyberCamp Competition
* Texas Instruments Coding Demonstrations

Closing Remarks and Certificate Presentation

Link to 2019 Registration Form – Do NOT Use, 2021 will be located here

Link to 2019 Pay Registration Here – Do NOT use, 2021 will be located here

2017 Camp News

WTOC: Armstrong Begins Two Weeks of Cyber Camp
WSAV: Cyber Camp Offers Teens an Inside Look to Cybersecurity Careers
FOX28: Students Hacking for the Greater Good
SMN: Armstrong Camp gets Cyber Warriors Started Young

Last updated: 5/25/2020