IUP held the National Security Agency/National Science Foundation-sponsored GenCyber winter 2020–21 camp virtually in February 2021. Fifty students participated in this camp and learned valuable lessons in cybersecurity practices. The camp addressed essential security concepts through hands-on activities, challenging projects, and guest lectures by leaders of industry.

Below are participation advantages, camp materials, and information related to curriculum and modules. Please visit the current IUP GenCyber page for information on current programs.

Camp Documents and Photos

Flyer | Brochure | Schedule | Photo Gallery

Student Camp (Middle and High School Students)

  • Camp Dates: February 6, 7, 13, 14, and 20, 2021
  • Camp's focus was on several technical topics on cybersecurity and safe online behavior.

Participation Advantages

  1. The camp was offered at no cost to participants.
  2. ARaspberry Pi 4 kit was awarded to each participant.
  3. Instructions and mentorship from IUP faculty and other security experts.
  4. Participants gained valuable knowledge and skills that prepare them to pursue a very promising and growing career field.

Camp Curriculum

 Detailed camp modules and more than 250 resources can be accessed via the camp course on D2L titled "GenCyber Camp Winter 2020- 2021"

Guest Speakers

Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Larry Pearlstein, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of New Jersey
  • Title: Defense Against the Dark Hat

Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Dom Glavach, Chief Security Officer and Chief Strategies at CyberSN
  • Title: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks


For more information, please contact grant PI: Dr. Waleed Farag, Professor of Computer Science

Professor Farag's web page

Phone: 724-357-2608
Fax: 724-357-7908