Panthers GenCyber Academy
We are accepting applications!
Register by filling out the Panthers GenCyber Academy program application form.
The INformation Security and Privacy: Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Center at GSU will be hosting the Panthers GenCyber Academy, a cybersecurity program to introduce students in 9th -12th grades to cybersecurity. The goal of the GenCyber Academy is to help students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in cybersecurity.
The curriculum for the Academy will include the 6 GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts (Defense in Depth, Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Think Like an Adversary, Keep It Simple), and a wide variety of cybersecurity topics offered through various instructional tools and methods (e.g., hands-on activities, gamification, etc.) to keep the curriculum fun, engaging, and effective.
The program will be conducted in a hybrid format that includes two pre-camp virtual sessions (4 hours each), 5 full days of in-person program at the GSU downtown campus, and two post-camp sessions, one virtual (4 hours), and one in-person (full day).
The following represents the currently scheduled program for 2022. The dates are subject to change or cancellation depending on enrollment.
Pre-camp Session #1 (virtual, 4 hours): 4/30/2022
- Pre-camp Session #2 (virtual, 4 hours): 6/4/2022
- Camp Face to Face Activities: 7/25/22-7/29/22
- Post-camp Session #1 (virtual, 4 hours): 9/10/22
- Post-camp Session #2 (face to face) + Award Ceremony: 11/5/22
The in-person program begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. We ask that you drop off no earlier than 8:30 am and pick up no later than 4:30pm.
The program is free and there is no cost to students. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the face to face sessions.
You can register by filling out the Panthers GenCyber Academy program application form.
Once you register, your application will be reviewed and you will receive a notification via email.
Seats are limited; we will accept applications until the program is full.
For information about this program contact:
Daniel Takabi, Ph.D.
Director of the INSPIRE Center
Department of Computer Science
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is the easiest and fastest way to reach our GenCyber staff with questions.)
The "Panthers GenCyber Academy: Inspiring a Diverse Future of Cyber Stars in Metro Atlanta" project is jointly funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).