Pre-College Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy - Summer 2017

July 9 - 22, 2017
Champlain College
Burlington, Vermont

What it's all about:
A 2-week intensive summer learning program on the hillside campus of Champlain College, for high school students who are interested in learning about the growing field of digital forensics & cybersecurity. This is a unique opportunity to develop technical and critical thinking skills by experiencing life on a college campus, interacting with industry-experienced professors and staff, and connecting with other students through common interests.

Computer forensics and cybersecurity scenarios offer complex technical problems, often involving multiple computers, operating systems, databases and network services operating between businesses and government agencies. The situations may involve multiple countries and cultures, and involve complex legal and policy issues. People with this background and these skills are in high demand and can help contribute to the security of our Internet, computers and mobile devices.

Learn by doing
Working in the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation on the Champlain College campus, students will immediately begin learning the science and art of investigating computer crimes and building secure networks. You will learn how to collect and preserve digital evidence using real-life investigative procedures used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. You will also gain valuable experience applying cybersecurity techniques to protect computers and networks against attack. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about career opportunities in this fast-growing field, while enhancing the quality of your college applications.

For complete information about this unique learning experience, link to the Program Details page.