The Future of Cyberspace: Information Security and Digital Forensics Program

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 14:00 to Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 16:00
Main Contact First Name: 
Ellen
Main Contact Last Name: 
Xu
Opportunity Region: 
California: San Diego
Audience: 
High Schooler

The Future of Cyberspace: Information Security & Digital Forensics is a program combining interactive online workshops, speaker events, and modern-day challenges to immerse participants in the basics of information security and digital forensic techniques. Through a series of 3-4 interactive workshops taught by experienced instructors including CyberPatriot National Champions and CTF winners, participants will learn about online safety and ethics, become familiar with cybersecurity concepts, basic digital forensic techniques such as steganography techniques and analyzing files, and gain a better understanding of how the Internet works. After growing their skills and engaging in the online workshops, participants will be able to hear from experts in the field of cybersecurity, including the ex-Microsoft CTO of security, CTO of the US Air Force, and founder of Iot Village. The program will conclude with a CTF style competition where students will apply the knowledge they have gained from workshops and speaker events to solve a multitude of forensics challenges and the winner will receive a cash prize!