The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a virtual cybersecurity summer camp for rising Arkansas students in grades 7-12.
Held in partnership with Virtual Arkansas, members of the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym will host the camps virtually for two and a half hours Monday through Thursday. The four sessions will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. July 6-9 and July 13-16.
“The camp will cover topics such as ransomware, mobile forensics, firewalls, and how to detect a cyberattack and what to do about it,” said Sandra Leiterman, a specialist with the UA Little Rock STEM Education Center. “Each day, we’ll have a guest speaker who will talk about cybersecurity careers in areas like information technology, the FBI, and the military.”
The camp, which is free thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, will end with a hackathon where students will show off the skills they learned throughout the week. In order to participate, students will need a computer with reliable internet access, a school-affiliated email address, a headset with a built-in microphone, and a webcam.