Camp Website: https://engineering.missouri.edu/ceri-center/hacker-tracker-cyber-security-camp/
At the Hacker Tracker Cyber Security Camp, you will assume the role of an expert witness. Conduct a network forensics investigation to catch cyber criminals who are attacking a “good online gaming” company. Learn coding with a database. Initiate ethical attacks and analyze them with tools such as Slowhttptest and Tshark. You will also collect evidence to demonstrate to the jury the geographical location of the “cyber criminal mafia” and the extent of damage caused for compensation.
Throughout the camp, students will learn and understand basic cyber security concepts such as risks of online behavior. Participants will get to know security best practices and gain hands-on experience in cyber attack/defense by going through real-world learning exercises. Students will also be provided experiences around issues such as ethics, team work and public speaking.
The camp is organized and led by Dr. Prasad Calyam, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and co-instructed by Cyberinfrastructure Engineer Dr. Songjie Wang of CERI Center. The instructors are experts in the field of cybersecurity science and practice. Since the camp was first offered in 2015, instructors have enjoyed providing bright high school students a crash course in coding and cyber security before letting them work together in a group project to do hands-on learning in a team setting.