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    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Cybersecurity Bootcamp (Middle School)

    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Cybersecurity Bootcamp (Middle School)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Cybersecurity
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This bootcamp provides a more in-depth look at cybersecurity and is targeted at students with prior knowledge of basic cybersecurity concepts. Like the Introduction to Offensive Hacking and Introduction to Defensive Hacking programs, students will practice hands-on offensive and defensive hacking techniques while in a lab environment.

    • Topics covered will include: 
    • The concept of “red teams,” “blue teams,” and “purple teams”
    • Setup of a virtualization environment for penetration and threat assessment testing
    • An overview of attack vectors, including brute force, denial of service, scans, backdoor attacks, and more
    • Concepts and methods for mitigation of risk, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, system hardening, and intrusion prevention systems
    • The setup of Kali Linu,  along with various tools such as Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit Framework, Burp suite, John the Ripper, Social Engineering Toolkit, and Maltego among others
    • Using scanning tools such as Nmap, Wireshark, Dig, NSlookup, and others to understand the security posture of the network

    Cost and Session Information

    Cost: $299; Payment is due upon registration

    Date and Time: July 17–20 (Monday-Thursday), 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CST

    Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and seats in the program are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Mies Campus

    Eligibility: Rising sixth through eight graders (ages 11–14)