Each year, Pitt Cyber, in partnership with Pitt Information Technology, hosts the Air Force Association CyberCamp. This week-long camp is free and open to high school students from the Pittsburgh area and teaches cybersecurity principles and future career opportunities.
The free camp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused on cyber ethics and systems security.
Dates for our 2022 CyberCamp are still being finalized. To be notified about dates, registration, and more - sign up here.
The camp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused mainly on cyber ethics and systems security. Taught by cybersecurity professionals from the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere, students will learn vital skills like cyber hygiene, Windows and Ubuntu system administration (to include command line), and more.
Held Monday-Friday with about five hours of instruction per day, students will hear from and be able to interact with cyber professionals, not only in their classrooms, but in our lunch sessions as well, including a “Careers in Cybersecurity” panel.
The camp ends in a simulated competition environment where students are required to find and fix vulnerabilities in a virtual machine.
Last year’s camp was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Program & Agenda details the students’ experience. While we do hope to hold future camps in person once again, the schedule will be largely the same.