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What will I learn?

  • Day 1: Introduction, Cybersecurity Basics, Software Security and Physical Security
  • Day 2: Cryptography
  • Day 3: Network Security
  • Day 4: Data Science/Security Informatics
  • Day 5: Ethics and Policy

What will the day look like?       


8:00-9:00 - Arrival and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 - Beginning of Class Announcements/Admin
9:15-10:30 - Lecture
10:30-10:45 - Morning Break & Snack
10:45-12:00 - Lab and Hands-on Activity Time
12:00-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-1:30 - Career Speaker & Finish Lunch
1:30-2:45 - Lecture or Lab
2:45-3:00 - Afternoon Break
3:00-4:15 - Lab and Hands-on Activity Time
4:15-4:30 - Cleanup and Dismissal

What will I need to do to prepare?

There will be approximately 23 hours of virtual instruction on core computer literacy, how to use Jupyter Notebooks and any other required software and the basics of Python programming prior to the start of camp. Dates and times TBD. Participants will be provided a Chromebook pre-loaded with all required software for the duration of camp. If a laptop is needed ahead of time, please let us know.

What does it cost?

The program is free to all participants. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided daily and each participant will receive a camp t-shirt. This is a day camp only. Housing and transportation are not included.

Who are the instructors?

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Stephanie Travis
Director, SMC Cyber Institute, Intelligence Systems Division

Camp Program Director

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Erin Lanus
Research Assistant Professor, Intelligent Systems Division

Camp Lead Instructor

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Tiasha Khan
Program Manager, Program Management Office

Camp Program Manager

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Laura Freeman
Deputy Director, Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Test and Evaluation of Cyber Systems Expert

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Kelli Esser
Associate Director of the Intelligent Systems Division

Policy Expert

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Emma Meno
Research Associate, Intelligent Systems Division

Data Science Expert

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Danielle Kauffman
Executive Assistant & Operations Coordinator

Pedagogical Expert and Site Coordinator

Contact CyberGirls

900 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (540) 231-4312
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