Cyber Security Camp (Online)
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.
Additional login information will be provided two weeks in advance of the camp.
Scholarships may be available for this camp.
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.