​TWU/AFA CyberCamp

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 cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals.

This event is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall semester. No previous experience is required, and the camp is FREE to accepted participants. Funding support for 2017 program is provided by the TWU Office of Technology.

View photo slideshows from CyberCamp 2017:

Opening Day | TWU Networking Facilities Tour | TWU Campus Tour

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

Event Information

Dates and Times

  • 2017 CyberCamp dates: June 19-23
  • Registration open: Jan. 30-May 19

Apply Today!

Please complete and sign the CyberSecurity Camp 2017 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 registration deadline is May 19, 2017. All applications will be reviewed, and accepted participants will be notified via email.


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

TWU campus maps

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