​TWU/AFA CyberCamp

June 18 - 22, 2018

Our society's economic vitality and national security depend on a safe cyberspace and individual cybersecurity skills. TWU/AFA CyberCamp emphasizes fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Developed by the Air Force Association (AFA), the camp curriculum covers new topics and engages participants in hands-on activities each day, building up to an exciting, final team competition simulating real cyber security situations faced by industry professionals.

This event is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall semester. No previous experience is required. All accepted applicants will need to send a non-refundable fee in the amount of $10.00 to the TWU Cybercamp program within 2 weeks of acceptance notification. An accepted applicant who does not send the non-refundable fee on time will forfeit the seat and the seat will be re-assigned to other applicants on the waiting list. Details about payment information will be included in the acceptance notification.

View photo slideshows from previous CyberCamps

Opening Day | TWU Networking Facilities Tour | TWU Campus Tour

High school students participating in the ​TWU/AFA CyberCamp 2016.

Application Information

Please complete and sign the CyberSecurity Camp 2018 Application (.pdf) and return to Jian Zhang, Ph.D., via e-mail at twu.cscamp@gmail.com or fax to 940-898-2179.

Since space is limited, early application is recommended. Our application deadline is May 4, 2018. All applications will be reviewed, and accepted participants will be notified via email. Preference will be given to first-time applicants.

Location

TWU Denton campus, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, MCL building (room TBA). 

CyberCamp Curriculum

Day 1

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