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Gannon University to Host CyberPatriot AFA Standard CyberCamp in I-HACK this Summer

Published: 03/01/2023

Gannon University CyberPatriot Standard CyberCamp from July 10th-14th

Gannon University CyberPatriot Standard CyberCamp from July 10th-14th

Gannon University is one of the distinguished organizations selected to host an AFA CyberCamp this summer.

As an AFA CyberCamp host, Gannon University will receive software and a hands-on curriculum kit designed to teach students about cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills and tools. Each AFA CyberCamp culminates in an exciting team-based competition that puts the campers in the role of IT administrators tasked with finding and addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated network environments. The local AFA CyberCamp competitions will closely mimic AFA’s annual CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which will enter its fifteenth season in October.

Gannon University is excited to open registration for students to sign up for this year's AFA CyberCamp, which will be held July 10th to July 14th and taught by various faculty members including Dr. Richard Matovu, Dr Jizhou Tong, and Dr. Marwah Obaid.

The Air Force Association created the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program in 2009 to excite K-12 students about cybersecurity and other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future. In addition to the summer CyberCamp program, CyberPatriot offers a variety of programs aimed at educating the public about the importance of cybersecurity. These programs include the nation’s largest youth cyber defense competition for high school and middle school students, an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative (ESCEI), a children’s literature series, CyberGenerations –a senior citizen cyber safety initiative, and a Tech Caregivers program designed to encourage cyber-savvy volunteers to give back to their communities.

CyberPatriot greatly benefits from the support and technical expertise of the program’s presenting sponsor, Northrop Grumman Foundation, along with Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Boeing, Cisco, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Cyber Gold sponsors Air Force Reserve, BNY Mellon, Facebook, Symantec, and the USAA Foundation; and Cyber Silver sponsors the Air Force STEM, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gannon University, Leidos, Mastercard, and University of Maryland Global Campus.

For more information about CyberPatriot, visit

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