Summer Cybersecurity Institute

Session 2: The 2018 Session 2 programs will run July 15th - July 28th.
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Have you ever wondered how computer hackers go about accessing your bank records and medical files, stealing your identity, and holding your data for ransom?  Or what you can do to protect yourself and others from cyberattacks which seem to grow more frequent and more complex all the time?  At the Marist Cybersecurity Institute, you’ll take the first steps towards becoming an ethical hacker, by learning some of the tools and techniques used in this field.  You don’t need to have any programming experience; we’ll teach you everything you need to create secure code, and test for vulnerabilities in information technology systems.  Using the same tools as security professionals, you’ll learn about viruses, worms, and other types of malware, passwords, encryption, phishing, cyber-warfare, and wireless network security.  You’ll have a chance to safely practice your skills on a fake “online banking” system and other environments in our cloud computing lab, and work with real world data in our state-of-the-art Security Operations Center.  We’ll illustrate best practices with recent examples of real life cyberattacks, and discuss how they should have been prevented.

Program Goals:

  • Understanding risk assessments, access privileges, kill chains, and other basic concepts
  • Analyze email, web, and cloud security attacks and defense
  • Gain hands-on experience with tools like WireShark, AppScan, and more
  • Practice basic secure programming principles
  • Learn about mobile and wireless security considerations
  • Understand what makes a strong password system
  • Experience cryptography, hashing, and steganography through hands-on labs

Course Credit

Upon successful completion of the Summer Game Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits in computer science and information technology.  

Please see below for the 2018 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.
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