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Cyber Camp

2019 Summer Camp

Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education is happy to announce the 2019 Summer Cyber Camp information. We will again this year be using the AFA Cyber Patriot program to help train high schoolers in 9th through 12th grade in the skills related to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Career opportunities in cyber security 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, cyber security 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.


Camp Details

Camp Sessions:June 10 - 14, 2019
Daily Schedule:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday
Location:Georgia Southern's Armstrong Campus, Abercorn Street, Savannah GA
Cost:$275.00 per student.
Participants:Grades 9 through 12 at the start of the 2018 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: 2019 Summer Cyber Camp. You can pay online to secure your seat early.

Camp Curriculum


Day 1
* Introduction to CyberPatriot and cybersecurity
* Cyber Ethics
* Online Safety
* How Computers Work
* Cyber Threats
* Project Ares

Day 2
* Cybersecurity Principles
* Virtual Machines
* Windows Basic Security Policies and Tools
* Account Management
* Project Ares

Day 3
* Windows File Protections
* Windows Auditing and Monitoring
* Introduction to Windows Server 2008
* What is Linux
* Project Ares

Day 4
* Ubuntu Terminology and Concepts
* Basic GUI Security
* Introduction to Command Line
* Basic Command Line Security
* Advanced Ubuntu Security
* Project Ares

Day 5
* CyberPatriot CyberCamp
* Competition
Closing Remarks and Certificate Presentation

Download Cyber Camp Registration Form Here

Pay Registration 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: 4/9/2019