Security Matters CyberCamp

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Are you entering high school in Fall of 2017, a current high school student, or a 2017 high school graduate interested in cybersecurity topics such as the following?

  • Why web sites get hacked and how
  • How "cyber" forensics is done
  • How computer networks function, how they are secured, and why it matters
  • What is ransomware and how to defend against it
  • What a professional cybersecurity career looks like

If the answer is yes, this two-day cybercamp is for you.  Led by experienced cybersecurity professionals from the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), the camp will give you a taste of how hackers operate and how you can protect yourself and others from cybercriminals and other nefarious actors.  It will also cover hot topics and current events in cybersecurity.   There will be time for lots of fun, hands on work and for questions and answers and a tour of the half-submerged, F5-tornado proof IU Data Center.  

Date and Location:

Date:  Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017

Location: IU Innovation Center (2719 E. 10th Street). 

Time:  Check-in will start at 8AM.

Directions:  Innovation Center is immediately east of the L-shaped building located at 10th and Bypass (see map below).  Entrance is right across from the gym at the northeast end of the building.

Enter the complex on SR45/10th Street. If driving, park in the lot east of the gym. Parking passes will be provided at the check-in desk.

Arrival and Parking:

Enter the complex on SR45/10th street.  If you are driving, park in the lot east of the gym.  Parking passes will be provided at the check-in desk.  

Registration Fee / Capacity:

The camp is free, but there is a limit of 25 attendees.

Online Registration:

The registration deadline is June 10th.   Students are encouraged to register as early as possible since seats are limited.  To register online:

  1. Fill out and submit the camp registration form.
  2. You will receive an email to confirm submission.
  3. A separate registration confirmation email will be sent if you are accepted.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Amy Starzynski Coddens ( or Anurag Shankar (


You will need to bring a laptop (Linux, Mac, or Windows). If you do not have one, you can indicate this on the registration form and one will be provided for the day.


Thursday, June 15th:

  • 8AM-9AM: Check-in 
  • 9AM-12PM: Presentations
  • 12PM: Lunch (provided)
  • 1PM-5PM:  Hands-On

Friday, June 16th:

  • 8:30AM-9AM: Check-in
  • 9AM-12PM: Presentations
  • 12PM: Lunch (provided)
  • 1PM-4PM:  Hands-On
  • 4PM-5PM: IU Data Center Tour (optional)