Cyber Security Camp

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 this course, 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.

About the Instructor


Joshua Eckroth, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stetson University. Eckroth earned his PhD 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.

This class will be held July 6-10, 2020, and a detailed schedule will be provided here as well.

Registration Information

For Ages:
High School Juniors and Seniors and Incoming College Freshmen

July 6-10, 2020

$295.00 per person
(Day Camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes lunch)

$595.00 per person
(Overnight accommodations, evening activities and all meals provided)

*A $50.00 deposit must be made to hold your place in this camp. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the start of camp. Payments can be made online or over the phone at 386-822-7500.

Registration 2020

June 22-26

For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at

386-822-7500 or