Learn About Cybersecurity: An Important, Exciting and Growing Career Field

Indiana Tech’s cybersecurity degree program is partnering with the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program to hold its first-ever, week-long summer camp for high school-aged students.

Through in-depth teaching, coupled with hands-on application, campers will be immersed in a cyberspace experience designed to introduce them to exciting career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. Throughout the week, campers will train on operations; the experience will culminate on Friday when they protect and defend their network and systems during a simulated cyber event.

What You Will Learn

The following is a tentative day-by-day outline of the topics campers will explore.


  • The field of cybersecurity and career opportunities
  • Cyber ethics
  • Online safety
  • How computers work
  • Virtual machines
  • Cyber threats​
  • The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

[Tuesday - MODULE 2]

  • Cybersecurity principles
  • Basic Windows security policies and tools
  • Account management
  • Windows file protections
  • Auditing and monitoring

Students will follow along and work with the Windows 10 demonstration image.

[Wednesday - MODULE 3]

  • Linux
  • Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts
  • Basic GUI security
  • Intro to CLI

Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image.

[Thursday - MODULE 4]

  • Basic command line security
  • Intermediate Ubuntu security

Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image.

[Friday - MODULE 5]

Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images. ​​


June 21-25, 2021 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | $160

The camp begins on Monday, June 21, and ends Friday, June 25. Campers should arrive at 7:30 a.m. to check in inside of the Snyder Academic Center (room SNYAC 210). The camp begins at 8 a.m. and check out is at noon.


Cost is $160 per student.

Cost includes all project materials, lunch on campus and an adult-sized t-shirt.


Use this registration form to sign up your child for the summer camp. After you’ve submitted the form, you will receive an email for payment.

To maintain social distancing in the lab, registration is limited to 20 spots.

Additional Information

For more information, contact us at collegeofengineering@indianatech.edu or 260.422.5561, ext. 2216.

Not sure where to go? Our campus map will help you find the right entrances, buildings and parking information.

Should conditions related to COVID-19 worsen significantly, the camp may move to a virtual format. If current conditions remain constant, campers will be required to wear masks while in classrooms.