Roane State partners with Y-12 to host second annual Cybersecurity Summer Camp – Oak Ridge Today

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Following a successful first year, Roane State Community College and Y-12 National Security Complex are announcing the second Cybersecurity Summer Camp. (Photo submitted by Roane State)

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Following a successful first year, Roane State Community College and Y-12 National Security Complex are announcing the second Cybersecurity Summer Camp.

Two sessions will be held this year, one in mid-June for high-school-aged students and another in July for middle-school-aged students. Registration will be available beginning on Monday, March 22.

Roane State partnered with Y-12 in this effort to inspire future workers and help them develop talents that can be used to protect the nation’s most valuable information, a press release said.

During the camp, students learn about digital forensics, IP (Internet protocol) scanning, data reconnaissance, and many other topics—all key components of Y-12’s cybersecurity program, the press release said.

Here are the 2021 camp dates:

  • Session 1 (grades 9-12): June 14-17, 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. Eastern time
  • Session 2 (grades 6-8): July 12-15, 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. Eastern time

The 2020 camps attracted dozens of students eager to sharpen their cyber skills, the press release said. Originally planned to be held in person, last year’s camp switched to a virtual format because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The camp will once again be held virtually in 2021, requiring no travel for families and ensuring a safe environment for students. The virtual option also means that students from across the area can participate more easily.

Registration is $25 per camper and will cover the cost of a camp T-shirt. Parents may register their students online at roanestate.edu/cybercamp when the registration window opens at 9 a.m. on March 22. Space is limited for both sessions, and spots are expected to fill quickly.

Questions about the camp can be directed to Sonya Parker, Roane State Community College Workforce Training Manager, by emailing [email protected] or calling (865) 481-2031.

Following a successful first year, Roane State Community College and Y-12 National Security Complex are announcing the second Cybersecurity Summer Camp. (Photo submitted by Roane State)
Following a successful first year, Roane State Community College and Y-12 National Security Complex are announcing the second Cybersecurity Summer Camp. (Photo submitted by Roane State)

More information will be added as it becomes available.

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