- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Science, Cybersecurity
- Selective: No
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Career Clusters: Information Technology
- Credit Awarded: No
- Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
Divergence's Summer Cybersecurity Training Camp: Capture the Flag is the ultimate blend of a pre-college program and summer camp! Learn cybersecurity from experts and compete with peers in thrilling competitions. Level up your skills and make new friends in the tech world. This exciting challenge includes games, quizzes, and other exercises that are designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
Divergence Academy in Addison, Texas offers immersive training in cybersecurity, cloud engineering, and data science. We're TWC-approved and provide vocational training in emerging tech. High school seniors and young adults can also join our Cybersecurity Summer Training Camp.
What is Capture the Flag?
In the context of technology and cybersecurity, Capture the Flag (CTF) is a type of challenge or competition in which participants must find and exploit vulnerabilities in a computer system or network to locate and "capture" digital flags that have been strategically hidden.
These flags are typically short pieces of code, text, or other data that have been concealed within the system by the challenge creators. The goal of the challenge is to encourage participants to think creatively and develop their problem-solving and technical skills by identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in a safe and controlled environment.
Why is this experience valuable?
Having experience with CTFs can make you stand out in college and job applications. CTF events require participants to solve complex problems and demonstrate their skills in areas such as networking, web security, cryptography, and reverse engineering, among others. Employers in the tech industry value these skills and experience very highly.
Additionally, CTF competitions showcase your ability to work under pressure, think critically, and collaborate effectively with others. As the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow, having CTF experience can give you a competitive edge in the job market.