About Us

GenCyber Program

The GenCyber Hawai‘i program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

Our vision is for the GenCyber program to be part of the solution to the shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area 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.

Funding: Camps are free and funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

For more information about the national GenCyber program please visit: https://www.gen-cyber.com

What to Expect

Campers will learn the basics of information technology and cybersecurity in a fun and comfortable setting. There will be lessons and lots of hands-on labs!

GenCyber Program Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the GenCyber Cybersecurity First Principles
  • Understanding and promoting ethical behavior and cyber safety
  • Basic knowledge of cybersecurity terminology, concepts, tools and techniques, and
  • Exposure to post-secondary educational opportunities and career pathways

Beginner Camp Topics (may be subject to change):

  • GenCyber Overview: Philosophy & Principles
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Introduction to Windows and Windows Security
  • Introduction to Linux and Linux Security

Intermediate Camps will cover similar topics but at a more in-depth level and may also include advanced topics.