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NCI to Host 1st Annual CyberPatriot CyberCamp

NCI Partners with The College of William & Mary Center for Corporate Education to Deliver Program

MARTINSVILLE, VA March 5, 2020 – The New College Institute (NCI) will host its first annual CyberPatriot CyberCamp for middle and high school students virtually from July 20th- July 24th. At CyberCamp, students will engage in interactive, fun sessions to learn about the importance of cyber security and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats.

“We are thrilled to host  CyberPatriot CyberCamp,” said Karen Jackson, interim executive director, New College Institute. “This is  a great opportunity to bring students from the local community together to learn more about the STEM field. We also welcome the chance to introduce their  parents to our campus.”

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. CyberCamps emphasize fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life.

The standard CyberCamp curriculum includes:

  • Monday: Introduction to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, introduction to cybersecurity & careers, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, virtual machines, and cyber threats.
  • Tuesday: Cybersecurity principles, basic Windows security policies and tool, Windows file protections, and auditing and monitoring.
  • Wednesday: Introduction to Linux, Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic GUI security, and intro to CLI.
  • Thursday: Basic command line security and intermediate Ubuntu security.
  • Friday: CyberPatriot Competition day. Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images.

At the end of CyberCamp, each camper will receive a certificate of completion and Cyberpatriot memorabilia. Admission to the program is free, but is limited to the first 60 students who register and qualify.

To learn more about CyberCamp please visit the CyberPatriot website or the NCI website. To register or for more information, contact Steve Keyser: 276-403-5412,