News Release

Nicole S. Rowe
Administrative Assistant, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Students Participate in Cyber Security Summer Camp and Competition Hosted by U.S. Cyber Challenge

Third Annual Delaware Summer Camp Will be Held at the University of Delaware

The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) will host its 3rd Annual Delaware Summer Cyber Security Camp program from July 9 to 13, 2012 at the University of Delaware in Newark. The camp is being hosted in conjunction with the Delaware USCC Coordinating Council, which includes the Department of Technology and Information, Wilmington University, the University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical and Community College. Delaware is one of only 4 states hosting cyber security training camps this year. The camps are designed to develop skills to help fill the ranks of cyber security professionals in and outside of government.

More than 30 students (including 10 Wilmington University students) have signed up for this five days camp, which will feature intensive instruction by SANS instructors, a career fair, and a cyber-attack/defense competition with an awards ceremony to honor the winners. Workshop topics will include penetration testing, networks, wireless security and forensics. The week will conclude with a cyber “capture the flag” competition and awards ceremony on Friday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Pearson Hall Auditorium at the University of Delaware. US Senator Tom Carper and US Representative John Carney both plan to attend.

Earlier this year the U.S. Cyber Challenge held its annual CyberQuests competition, an online contest conducted in collaboration with the SANS Institute, which features a series of quiz questions based on infrastructure security. Over a thousand college students and young professionals registered for the competition and the winner was Enjolokee Jones, Wilmington University alumni and New Castle, Delaware resident. Jones was honored after proving his IT proficiency in less than a minute (0.55 seconds), which resulted in a score of 96.23 out of 100.

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Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - New Castle, DE