Checking your bank account balance on a computer or mobile device is becoming second nature, but imagine the thought of seeing all the funds in your account disappear due to an unsafe internet.
A UWGB professor has created new program to reduce the chance of this catastrophe happening to you. It’s called: GenCyber Camp. It’s a unique program designed for the next generation of internet users.
“Everybody is vulnerable to a cyber attack,” says Professor Ankur Chattopadhyay, Lead Instructor of the innovative GenCyber Camp. The GenCyber Camp goal is to help high school campers understand correct and safe online behavior. It also wants to increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity careers in the workforce. Inspiring teens to practice safe internet behavior – and to consider cyber career choices – is critical to the future of everyone’s safety online.
There is a huge demand for cybersecurity professionals. “All the companies are looking to rack up their cyber force,” Ankur added. “This camp is a great introduction to the field of cybersecurity, and an awesome opportunity for anyone interested in the field.”
And it’s FREE, too!
UWGB offers this camp free of charge to any camper in grades 9-12. The GenCyber Camp was awarded a grant by the UWGB Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. The National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation are covering the cost of the camp.
Camp runs July 30 – August 3; meals are included. For more information on the camp – or Professor Chattopadhyay – click this link.
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