GenCyber Camps at COD

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About COD GenCyber Camps

In Summer 2017 and 2018, through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA), COD presented GenCyber Camps. Gencyber included student cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students and teacher cybersecurity camps for teachers of grades 3 to 12. Camps were grant-funded and offered to participants at no cost.

GenCyber camps covered various aspects of cybersecurity, informing participants about privacy, security and safe online behavior. Participants were introduced to cyber ethics and engaged in hands-on sessions to tackle realistic data security problems.


  • Cybercrime, social engineering, ethics and trends
  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Computer Raspberry Pi
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Credentials
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography
  • Risk
  • Forensics cybercrime simulation

About GenCyber

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.

GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.

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Continuing Education/Extended Learning (CE) serves a diverse cross section of District 502 residents through Youth Academy, Adult Enrichment, Adult Education, Business Solutions (Career and Professional Development), and Homeland Security Training Institute. Continuing Education offerings begin at 15 months of age in the fully functioning day care and journey with its learning partners through every phase of life including elementary, middle and high school, career exploration, professional development programs, business contract training and the Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.

COD GenCyber Teacher Camp


Teacher Camp - July 2017

This summer, COD proudly presented our first cybersecurity camps for middle and high school teachers and students this summer through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). These camps are grant-funded and offered to participants at no cost.

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