Cyber Camp

Welcome to the official home page of the Charlotte InfraGard CyberCamp!

The 4th Annual Charlotte InfraGard CyberCamp is a week-long summer camp for STEM-focused High School students being held the week of July 24th-28th. The 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 2017 CyberCamp is the first year we are giving Raspberry Pi Zeros to the Campers with funds contributed by Frank Abagnale, Abagnale & Associates and Ori Eison, Trusona. We greatly appreciate the long-standing support of this CyberCamp! The Pi Zeros 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 get to keep their Raspberry Pi Zeros to help them stay engaged after the Cyber Camp. The Campers will receive hard-to-get extra points for the Pi Zero 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 Cybersecurity and we always are ready to help them find employment opportunities as they grow into adults.

At our 2017 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.

Expected Outcomes

We enable High School Campers to experience what it is like to work in the Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity as their chosen profession and that they work with the represented companies or agencies as Interns and become future full-time employees.

2017 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.


Ori Eisen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Trusona and the founder/former CEO of 41st Parameter.

Ori has spent the last twenty years in the information technology industry, and is respected for his business knowledge and leadership. Ori’s background includes an in-depth application of innovative solutions for preventing business to consumer e-commerce fraud.

Cindy Green-Ortiz

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.


Johnny Bowman, Sr. Field IT Manager

Johnny is accountable for field deployment and operation of Microsoft IT services in the field. His role ensures consistent and systematic delivery of applications and infrastructure programs and projects in the field, which support the Microsoft businesses internationally, and supports business efforts through activities such as IT Showcase to talk about How Microsoft does IT in front of customers. The Site Infrastructure Services teams are the local IT presence in the field delivering the foundation services that keep the Field connected. We represent the last mile in deploying and operating the IT facilities to our customers in Subsidiaries, R&D Centers and Regional Operating Centers around the world.


Security Architect

With more than 20 years of Information Technology Experience in a variety of fields spanning the desktop through to massive data centers Russ Dyer has the knowledge and expertise necessary to secure existing and new system deployments from current and future threats.

Having extensively traveled throughout Asia and Europe, spent several years as a martial arts instructor and raised 4 kids he is uniquely equipped to assist with all this years Cybercamp.


Tia Pope
Cryptographic Engineer

Tia Pope is an explorer and real world problem solver. She has a particular interests in puzzles, patterns, food, colors, traveling and tinkering. Tia works as a Crypto Engineer at Cisco and spends the rest of her time finding ways to teach others about crypto, traveling and creating new things.


Ryan Hausknecht, Information Security Analyst

Ryan Hausknecht is 23 years old with seven years of experience working in IT under many roles for several employers including Olmsted Township Police Department, Sems & Associates Computer Forensics, Duke Energy, and most recently Snyder’s-Lance. At the beginning of 2016, Ryan began working at Snyder’s-Lance as an Information Security Analyst where his day-to-day duties are researching malware, penetration testing, vulnerability management, and cyber-audit.


Samuel T. Robinson, CISSP, ASC, EnCE, EnCEP
Principal Cyber Forensics Engineer

Mr. Robinson has gained over 20 year of Information Technology experience from working in the government and private sectors. His skill set encompasses multiple technical domains ranging from System Support, Network Management to Information Security.

He has worked at Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable) to provide digital forensics support for the company’s Human Resource, Corporate Security, Legal and Incident Response teams. The information he provides can be instrumental to each team in making the proper decision when working an investigation.


Jason Gillam, Principal Security Consultant

Jason Gillam is a Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. He has over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software solutions, system architecture, and application security. Jason has spent most of his career in technical leadership roles ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies and has learned the business acumen necessary to advise everyone from developers to senior executives on security and architecture.

Jason holds his GIAC Web-Application Tester certification. He has spoken at several events including the Charlotte-Metro ISSA Summit, multiple BSides events, Hackfest (Canada), and the UNC Charlotte Cyber Symposium. He is also the author of several Burp extensions including CO2 and Paramalizer, and an active contributor to other open-source projects including MobiSec, SamuraiWTF, and Laudanum.


Marcos Bilbao, CISSP
VP, Infrastructure Architecture, Wells Fargo

Marcos Bilbao has over 30 years of experience in the information technology field with software development, network systems support, engineering, consulting, and architecture roles covering desktop, server, network, and storage technologies. Marcos has been with Wells Fargo for 16 years and currently works as an Infrastructure Architect, department security lead, and subject matter expert on desktop virtualization, building management systems, and remote workforce enablements. Before joining Wells Fargo, Marcos was with Novell for 9 years where he was a lead in global Consulting Services efforts and a Field Engineer in the Major Accounts group supporting Fortune 500 and international accounts.


Felix Guilfuchi, Information Security Architect

Known as W@r10ck, Felix is an American hacker extraordinaire, computer and internet security expert who founded the Defcon 704 chapter in Charlotte NC. Felix has 12 years of experience working in Security under many roles for several employers including Schering-Plough, Merck, Sony Entertainment (after the HACK), Duke Energy, Charter Communications and currently Ingersoll Rand. Having worked on a number of security initiatives, Felix is well equipped to contribute in Cybercamp 2016.



Hello CyberCampers,

Welcome to the 2017 Cyber Games! Our team of wonderful volunteers from the security community have prepared an engaging and weeklong 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.


Paul Bellinette
2017 InfraGard CyberCamp Coordinator

CyberCamp Student Tools

The following links provide tutorials on the tools that will be used in the CyberCamp.


Log Analysis

Password Cracking

Password Hash Identification

Full Overview

YouTube Video Tutorial

Process Explorer
YouTube Video Tutorial Another Tutorial Resource

YouTube Video Tutorial