Registration for AFA Cybercamp Is Underway

Pink crape myrtles in bloom outside of the Robert Lee Humber Building on a sunny summer day.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will host the 2019 Air Force Association (AFA) Cybercamp July 15-19 for rising 8th-12th-graders interested in learning about cyber defense.

Registration for the camp, which is capped at 15 participants, is underway at the PCC Greenville Center on Memorial Drive. The cost is $131 per person, which includes instructional materials and a camp T-shirt.

PCC Computer Technologies Department Chair Greg Robison says campers will meet in the Robert Lee Humber Building (Room 211) on Pitt’s main campus each day, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. He said students would learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows and Linux operating systems.

The camp, Robison says, will feature hands-on instruction and is designed for students new to cyber security. Some of the topics to be covered, he says, include the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity careers and principles, cyber ethics, cyber threats, and online safety.

Robison says the final day of camp will feature a Mini-CyberPatriot team competition that presents campers with actual cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals.

For more information on the AFA Cybercamp at PCC, contact Robison at (252) 493-7540 or grobison@email.pittcc.edu. To register, call (252) 493-7388.