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Portland CyberPatriot Summer Camp

April 13, 2016

Lincoln High School (Portland Public Schools) Coding Club and Portland State University Department of Computer Science are pleased to announce the Portland CyberPatriot summer camp. 

The camp is organized and managed by a team of high school students, educators and industry professionals.
 

Cyber security is one of today’s hottest technical fields, with some experts forecasting a shortage of up to 1 million of trained professionals in the coming years. Careers in cyber security can be incredibly rewarding, high paying, and are in demand worldwide in just about every industry.

The camp’s goal is to provide motivated high school students with a hands-on, introductory experience to cyber security principles, including hands-on implementation of cyber security policies and practices in Windows and Ubuntu operating systems.

These are core skills applicable in any cyber security career, as well as providing students with an “on-ramp” to further high-school educational cyber security activities such as the “capture the flag” competitions, participation in competitive CyberPatriot teams, and future industry internships.

Camp Details:

  • Date: Monday July 18th through Friday July 22nd, 2016

  • Camp Times: this is a full day camp.

  • Camp Reception: The program includes an end-of-camp evening networking reception for parents, students, instructors and sponsors, located at a one of the sponsor’s house in the West Hills of Portland.

  • Location: Lincoln High School, 1600 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205, Room #223

  • Cost: $150. Scholarships available based on financial need.

  • Food: Lunches provided.

  • The camp facility supports a maximum of 30 students, and will be limited to that size so each student will have a dedicated computer system.

 

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Curriculum and Highlights:

  • Introduction to cyber security and ethics

  • Introduction to VMWare Player

  • Hands on security configuration of Windows and Ubuntu operating systems

  • Mock cyber competition

  • Guest speakers

  • Networking reception with security business professionals

 

Instruction will be provided by industry cyber security experts as well as instructors from educational organizations. Each student will have their own dedicated high-performance computer during the class, which includes extensive labs.

The program will include guest speakers with deep experience in cyber security fields and insight into careers in cyber security including IT security, network security, and secure software engineering.

The program includes an end-of-camp networking reception including industry sponsors, where students and parents will have a chance to talk one-to-one with local cyber security professionals and businesses.

*** Students will receive valuable experience that can help them qualify for internships in cyber security.  Three students on the organizing team of this camp have already landed internships at cyber and network security companies in Portland. ***

The Portland CyberPatriot camp is also collaborating with EnergySec to find qualified and motivated students for internships in cyber security in the energy sector.  See http://bit.ly/energysec-interns for more details.

For more information and registration, visit:  http://bit.ly/pdxcyber or contact us at pdxcyber@gmail.com