CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service at KU


The University of Kansas will host an NSF/NSA GenCyber Summer Camp for Teachers July 29th - August 2nd, 2019. The camp curriculum is a slightly more advanced camp than the beginners camp of 2018. General goals are: (1) Increase interest in cybersecurity and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, (2) Help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, (3) Improve teaching methods and cybersecurity content for K-12 curricula.  

During the camp, six topics will be covered in 11 lectures and 11 labs: (1) the fundamentals of information security, (2) basics of cryptography, (3) operating system and software security, (4) data security and privacy, (5) computer networks and network security, and (6) OS and network hardening. Lectures/labs will be delivered in 45-minute sessions so that participants will get hands-on experiences right after obtaining theoretical knowledge. 

This is a general sample camp schedule which will start at 9am and end by 5pm daily:
Day 1 Lecture 1 & Lab 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Risks, Policies and Ethics
Lecture 2 & Lab 2: Introduction to Cryptography
Lecture 3 & Lab 3: Data Security
Social Event 1: Treasure hunt (with cryptography tricks) on campus
Day 2 Discussion 1: Security Education at K-12
Lesson Plan 1: Elementary Cryptography
Lecture 4 & Lab 4: Internet Security
Lesson Plan 2: Internet Security
Lecture 5 & Lab 5: IoT Security
Day 3 Lecture 6 & Lab 6: WiFi Security
Lesson Plan 3: WiFi Security
Lecture 7 & Lab 7: Mobile/Android Security
Lesson Plan 4: Mobile/Android Security
Government & Industry Panel: Cybersecurity and K-12 Education
Day 4 Lecture 8 & Lab 8: Privacy and Social Networks
Lesson Plan 5: Privacy and Social Networks
Discussion 2: Student Clubs – Recruiting & Coaching
Lecture 9 & Lab 9: Cyber Bullying
Lesson Plan 6: Cyber Bullying
Social Event 2: Cyber defense team social
Day 5 Discussion 3: Diversity in Cybersecurity Education
Lecture 10 & Lab 10: Managing and protecting a virtualized system
Discussion 4: Camp outcomes and future camps
Lecture 11 & Lab 11: Defensive and Offensive Security (3 hours)


Eligibility and Logistics

All program participants must reside in the United States and be a K-12 teacher at a school in the United States. Space is limited and when the camp is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a spot becomes available. Please contact Noelle Uhler at nuhler@ku.edu1 with any questions regarding the stipend, which is based on travel distance and covers travel, lodging (if necessary) and all meals except lunch, which is provided by the camp.


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