Welcome to the official home page of the Charlotte InfraGard CyberCamp!
The 5th Annual Charlotte InfraGard CyberCamp is a week-long summer camp for STEM-focused High School students (rising 9-12th graders) being held the week of July 16th-20th. Camp begins each morning at 8 am and lasts until 4 pm. CyberCamp is held each year at the Microsoft Campus adjacent to the FBI Charlotte Headquarters building. Students are supervised at all times by the many professionals engaged in the camp, Microsoft Security and FBI personnel.
How do we engage our Campers?
Experts from the FBI, Cisco, Microsoft, Trusona, Abagnale & Associates, Dell Secure Works, Montreat College, Synders Lance, Coca Cola, Lockfale, PhishMe, CrowdStrike, FireEye, Optiv, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, PWC, Novant Health, Carolinas Healthcare, UNC Charlotte, CHAN Healthcare and other professional organizations provide security training, security tools training, forensics analysis, lock picking, puzzle box cracking, and hold a Capture-the-Flag competition. There are many surprises offered by our law enforcement partners at the FBI, so be on the lookout!
The 2018 CyberCamp is the second year we will be using Raspberry Pi’s to teach the Campers with funds contributed by Frank Abagnale of Abagnale & Associates and Ori Eison of Trusona. We greatly appreciate the long-standing support of this CyberCamp! The devices will be used by Campers to create projects that will help them learn how to code, develop applications and use cybersecurity tools. The Campers will receive hard-to-get extra points for the Raspberry Pi projects in Camp Competitions.
Junior and Senior Counselors
We love it when our Campers return to camp as Junior Counselors! Junior Counselors get to reengage their security skills, troubleshooting skills, collect valuable service hours, build their resumes while helping new campers navigate daily challenges. We get to hear about their education journeys into cyber security and we always are ready to help them find employment opportunities as they grow into adults.
At our 2018 Camp, we are fortunate to have Cisco Security Advisory Summer Interns to be CyberCamp Senior Counselors, who study at Universities around the country and have started being security professionals that are now joining the workforce. Their focus will be to help the Campers navigate advanced security tools and Raspberry Pi programming by being hands on with the Campers. We find having Senior Counselors who are nearer to the age of our Campers promotes a more open dialog and creates greater engagement in the projects being done and act as career mentors to the campers.
We enable High School Campers to experience what it is like to work in the cyber security field by engaging their minds and their senses in real world situations. We reward our winning Campers with great prizes, like tablets or other devices. The hope is that Campers choose cyber security as their chosen profession and that they work with the represented companies or agencies as Interns and become future full-time employees.
2018 CyberCamp Speakers & Presenters
Frank Abagnale is an American Security Consultant,and a lecturer for the FBI academy and field offices. He also runs Abagnale & Associates, a financial fraud consultancy company.
Abagnale’s life story inspired the Academy Award-nominated feature film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale, as well as a Broadway musical, which are based on his autobiography of the same name.
Cindy Green-Ortiz, CISSP, CISM, CSSLP, CRISC is a Cisco Senior Security Architecture Advisor and Charlotte InfraGard Chapter President
Cindy provides security strategy support to a wide-range of clients world-wide and she actively serves the security community as the Charlotte InfraGard Chapter President (FBI/DHS) and helps oversee the InfraGard CyberCamp, to prepare our future Security Professionals. She is a strategist and leader with 20+ years of experience in the Security and Information Technology fields with a goal to make a difference every day. She holds two degrees in Information Systems. Cindy previously led a team of Security Architects, for Charter Communications. She has managed large, geographically dispersed technical teams throughout her career. Cindy has founded three technology businesses, two of which were security specific and with one received venture capital funding. In 2016 Cindy published a White Paper on Ransomware Response working with Department of Homeland Security as a volunteer Intelligence Community Analyst.
Welcome to the 2018 Cyber Games! Our team of wonderful volunteers from the security community have prepared an engaging and week long event for you. Here’s a brief summary of what to expect on your first day of camp. Upon arriving at the Microsoft campus you will head over to registration to get a camp t-shirt and other camp essentials. Once registration is complete, a representative from the InfraGard and the FBI will officially start the camp with a welcome message for all campers and volunteers.
The camp host will go over the camp rules and then we’ll gather for an icebreaker activity prior to our Keynote speakers with lunch afterwards on the Microsoft campus.
The afternoon sessions will complete with training in tools such as Wireshark, Nmap, and Cellebrite.
This is just a snippet of our exciting curriculum prepared by our cyber security subject matter experts, volunteers, presenters, and sponsors!
CyberCamp Student Tools
The following links provide tutorials on the tools that will be used in the CyberCamp.
Password Hash Identification
YouTube Video Tutorial Another Tutorial Resource
YouTube Video Tutorial