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In this episode of The CSIAC Podcast, Sean Bird talks with James Rice, a Cybersecurity Instructor at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and the Lead Instructor for the GenCyber cybersecurity summer camp at MVCC.
Overview of the GenCyber Program:
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.
The vision for the GenCyber program is to be part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.
To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
NOTE: The CSIAC partnered with MVCC to provide council and technical support for their implementation of the GenCyber cybersecurity summer camp.