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Computer Science Camp: CS³ Cyber Security

Appropriate for high school juniors and seniors, and incoming college freshmen.

Computer Science Summer at Stetson (CS³) Cybersecurity is a five-day academic camp for high school students and recently graduated seniors. Participants will be exposed to and practice techniques related to Cybersecurity while learning Python programming along the way.

Students who pass an optional quiz at the end of the camp will receive instructor permission to enroll in Stetson University's CSCI 141 course, a required course for computer science and computer information systems majors.

CS³ 2018: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science. Cyber threats, cyber warfare, state-sponsored hacking, phishing and ransomware are mentioned in mainstream media virtually every day and potentially threaten our personal, corporate and national security and way of life.

During the 2018 camp, students will cycle among "white hat" and "black hat" hacking roles in order to understand both perspectives: those that defend against attacks, and those that perform attacks. Students will practice initiating and defending against a variety of common attacks: denial of service, phishing, password cracking, man-in-the-middle interception, and penetration testing and exploitation. Various fundamental programming techniques such as conditionals, loops, functions, arrays and network programming will be taught in the Python language in order to develop automated attacks and defense strategies.

Stetson University offers a custom scholarship program that allows qualifying high school students the opportunity to earn funds for their education by participating in select camps and programs. Sign up at and begin earning scholarship dollars for your financial aid package at Stetson! Through this program, participants currently in grades 9-12 may qualify to earn $250.00 in scholarship dollars towards their portfolio under “Summer Programs.” A maximum of $750.00 dollars may be earned in this category, which allows participants to attend and earn scholarship dollars from up to three of Stetson University’s Summer Programs.

About the Instructor

Joshua Eckroth, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stetson University. Eckroth earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in computer science with an emphasis in artificial intelligence. His research interests lie in machine learning, cybersecurity and computer science pedagogy.

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Registration Information

Dates: June 4 - June 8, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day Camp Cost: $595.00

Overnight accommodations and all meals provided.


For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at 386-822-7500 or