Participants in UMKC's GenCyber Camps will explore cybersecurity concepts including ethical hacking, digital forensics, and the ethics of cybersecurity. No previous cybersecurity experience or knowledge is required to attend.
Goals of the GenCyber program include:
- Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of cybersecurity content and cybersecurity career opportunities for participants; and
- Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways.
The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.
To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided by the National Security Agency.