NSA GenCyber 2018
Cyber Defense Beginners Day Camp
UH Maui College


The GenCyber program (supported by National Security Agency and National Science Foundation) was developed with the goal of facilitating cyber security education growth and attracting and recruiting college bound students to the field of cyber security. The program provides cyber security awareness and education to students K-12, cyber security teaching methodologies for computer science teachers, and establishes resources for both the cyber security teaching and learning curricula.

NSA GenCyber 2018!

The University of Hawaii Maui College is excited to announce a GenCyber boot camp this summer 2018!

This camp provides interested students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Cyber Defense!

The objectives of the NSA GenCyber camps are as follows:

  • Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce;
  • Help participants understand correct and safe online behavior;
  • Encourage students to pursue academic and career paths in cybersecurity; and,
  • Improve skills and knowledge is the basic principles and techniques of cybersecurity.

Participants learn:

  • The basics of setting up and administering both Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Hardening techniques for securing both Windows and Linux hosts
  • What tools attackers commonly use to perform reconnaissance on their targets
  • How and why attackers perform password cracking, network sniffing, and other attacks
  • The tools defenders typically utilize to defend their systems and respond to incidents

NSA GenCyber 2018 – Beginners Day Camp

Middle (8th graders in Fall 2018) and High School Students
June 4 – 8, 2018, 830AM – 430PM, at UH Maui College, Maui
Kaaike Building, Room 107

Registration – Closed!

** Beginner’s Camp – For selection into this camp, students must be new to cybersecurity with no prior experience in GenCyber camps! Students must be enrolled in middle or high schools (Grade 8-12 in Fall 2018). Elementary School students are not eligible.

Camp Overview

  • The camp is entirely free. The camp dates are Monday – Friday, June 4 – 8, 2018 (Beginners). All camp activities will be held within the UH Maui College campus! Safety and security of our camp participants is a key concern, so all camp participants will be strictly supervised on campus. Check out this link for directions to UHMC. As this is a day camp there is no facility for overnight lodging for camp participants.

Camp Schedule

  • 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Breakfast, students need to arrive by 830AM!
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Morning Session
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch (Free lunch will be provided in UHMC Paina Cafetaria)
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM   – Afternoon Session
  • 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Wrap Up, students can leave at 430PM!

Camp Logistics

  • Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:30 AM and picked up no later than 4:30 PM. We will have staff on site from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day. Parents/guardians will be responsible for their child’s transportation to and from camp each day.
  • An orientation meeting is being scheduled and more details will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
  • A recognition ceremony and career fair is being planned for Friday afternoons, June 8, 2018. Participants can invite parents and relatives to attend. This will be held at UH Kaaike Building. More details to be provided as it becomes available.

Information on NSA GenCyber Camps in Hawaii, click here
Information on NSA GenCyber across US is here.


If you have  any questions, please e-mail Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya at debasisb at hawaii dot edu.

Mailing Address for Camp Forms:
Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 W. Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732.


This Camp is supported by a generous donation from the NSA. Details about the GenCyber program can be found here. Additional support for the camp is from the NSF SFS Program (Award No. 1437514) and NSF ATE Program (Award No. 1700562)

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