Cryptography and cybersecurity studies are not just for college and graduate students. iD Tech, a leading STEM camp provider for kids and teens nationwide, has launched a Cryptography & Cybersecurity course for teens at four iD Tech Camps locations in the D.C. area. The summer course teaches students the history of cryptography, showing campers its relevance in cybersecurity. Students will learn how to send encoded messages to their classmates, encrypt data with programs and computers, and stay one step ahead of would-be cyber attacks.
“We’ve teamed up educators at the collegiate level as well as industry professionals to build a course that excites students about a possible future in the growing network security field,” shared iD Tech CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. “As countries around the world become more connected, and different laws about information security clash, it will be more important than ever to have knowledgeable, capable, and passionate students of network security.”
The weeklong course is offered at Georgetown and American Universities in Washington, D.C. beginning the week of June 26, 2017, and Virginia Tech – Falls Church and the University of Maryland beginning the week of July 3, 2017.
“We see this this course is an entry point for students of all levels, and it will provide a real taste of what the field of cybersecurity is all about, preparing students to study at any college,” added iD Tech Director of Innovation and Partnerships Ricky Bennett. “This course is being offered at our locations in the D.C. area for convenience to parents and to give our students a taste of the distinct collegiate life each of these campuses provide.”