In 2013, we started the Florida Cyber Alliance with the intention of bettering the security community throughout Florida. What better way to start than by reaching out to the youth in an effort to build a security competency pipeline!
The FCA CyberCamp was born out of the idea that the security problems we face today will be ultimately addressed by both current and future generations; they will be solved by those professionals with a solid security foundation; and they will be solved through collaboration, teamwork, and professionalism.
The FCA CyberCamp is a 4-day cyber security summer camp for exclusively for Florida high school students. In CyberCamp, students learn from security practitioners, academics, and researchers in a practical and real world environment. The original computer and information security curriculum includes continually updated classes, hands-on labs, daily challenges, and an all-day culminating challenge activity that tests the students beyond a simple lesson plan!
Topics covered at CyberCamp include (and are not limited to!):
- Security Fundamentals
- Beginner and Advanced Networking
- Packet Capture and Analysis
- Web Application Security
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Penetration Testing
- and much more!
Since the first CyberCamp, the Daytona State College Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium (ACE), funded by the National Science Foundation, has hosted the FCA program and provided much-needed administrative, technical, academic, and financial support.