Are you a high school student interested in learning more about computers and cybersecurity?
The USF CyberCamp encourages high school students (grades 9-12) from across the Tampa Bay area to pursue careers in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. Hosted at The Undercroft in Ybor City, the week-long program helps students learn what being an ethical hacker is all about.
Supported by local cybersecurity student groups and industry leaders, USF CyberCamp participants explore cybersecurity careers while networking with industry professionals within the Tampa-area cybersecurity community. The USF CyberCamp curriculum is supported by Florida CyberHub resources and lesson plans from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology.
CyberCamp students participate in simulated cybersecurity exercises and explore topics including:
- Introduction to computer operating systems such as Windows and Linux
- Basic programming and coding
- Network setup and security
- Hardening and other security techniques for networks and devices
- Tools attackers use to perform recon on their targets
- How and why attackers perform password cracking, network sniffing, and other types of cyber attacks
- Social engineering
- Basic cyber defense strategies, including the tools used to defend systems and networks
- Careers in cybersecurity
Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Due to University of South Florida’s regulations regarding COVID-19, the USF CyberCamp will be held in a fully online format. Students will work through hands-on cybersecurity exercises with experts virtually, engage with lectures from industry and community leaders, and network with cybersecurity students and professionals during this five-day camp.
Thank You to our USF CyberCamp Sponsors
- Cyber Florida
- BlackHorse Solutions
- The Undercroft
- University of South Florida College of Education
- Florida Center for Instructional Technology
USF CyberCamp in the News
- Virtual CyberCamp helps high school students develop cybersecurity skills, explore careers paths (2020)
- Tampa Bay Times: USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field (2018)
- ABC Action News: USF's Cybersecurity Summer Camp gets kids ready for jobs fighting hackers (2018)