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    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Cybersecurity Bootcamp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Cybersecurity
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • 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


    Eligibility and Program Requirements:

    Rising 9th–12th graders (ages 14-17); Students must be at least 15 years old to stay on campus 

    To successfully participate, high school students should be familiar with basic computing skills for navigating the command line, have a familiarization with a virtual player, and have knowledge of basic scripting. A few weeks before the program’s start, the Elevate College Prep team will send preparation materials and resources to participating students to complete in advance to familiarize themselves with the topics. We recommend that beginners to cybersecurity participate in the Introduction to Offensive Hacking and Introduction to Defensive Hacking programs.