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.
Rich Baich is Wells Fargo’s Chief Information Security Officer. The four Corporate Risk teams encompassed by Rich’s world include Enterprise Information Security Strategy and Oversight, Enterprise Access Management, Information Security Engineering and Services, and Cyber Defense and Monitoring.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2012, Rich was a Principal at Deloitte & Touche where he led the Global Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management practice. Rich’s other security leadership roles include Naval Information Warfare Officer for the National Security Agency (NSA), Senior Director for Professional Services at Network Associates (now McAfee) and after 9/11, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Rich retired after 20+ years of military service.
In 2005, Rich authored Winning as a CISO, a leadership sourcebook for security executives. The book was awarded the “Cybersecurity Canon” in 2015. In 2015, Rich authored a chapter on “Collaboration and communication between technical and nontechnical staff, business lines and executives” in Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers.
Rich received the “Information Security Executive of the Year in Georgia” award in 2004 for his security and pioneering leadership. He was appointed the Chair for the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) in 2016 and serves as an advisor for the 44th and 45th President’s Commission on Cybersecurity as well as the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP).
Rich holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy. Rich is also a Joint Forces Staff College and Naval War College graduate. He qualified as an Information Warfare Officer and has numerous security industry certifications.
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.
Mike Muscatell is a seasoned IT veteran with more than thirty years in the Information Technology field, twenty of those years in the Information Security field. Early on in his career he successfully developed the first IT operations center in ’95 at NationsBank / Bank of America. He developed the Information and Cybersecurity Program for Snyder’s-Lance Inc. where he is the Information Security Manager. He is a certified ethical hacker and a certified penetration tester. He has been honored as one of the top 100 professionals in the Information Security Field by Strathmore’s Who’s Who for 2014 and also featured in Food Engineering Magazine discussing The Cyber Threat. Mike belongs to a number of security organizations including Infragard, US Chamber of Commerce Cyber Committee, and The International Cyber Threat Task Force where he is a member of the Cyber Council.
Russ Dyer, in his own words:
“Way down in the South Pacific is a small country of 4 million people which, for a long time, I called home. Having grown up before Al Gore invented the internet (LOL), I developed a keen interest in technology and computers.
Focusing on Security, the soft underbelly of technology, I’ve honed my skills through a variety of job roles. These have included Network Engineering for large bank, Security Architect at a major telecommunications company and Risk Management for a worldwide manufacturing company.
Work Life balance is also a must for a successful career, so I’ve kept my relationships with God, Family and Friends strong and count among my accomplishments such varied things as singing in a Quartet and teaching Tae Kwon Do as a 3rd degree black belt.
Cyber Security, Information Security, IT Security, are all great names for what I do for a living, and whatever name you use for this roller-coaster , it’s never a dull ride.”
Ryan Hausknecht is a Security Consultant and Penetration Tester with Internetwork Engineering. Starting in Information Technology when he was 16 with a police department in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Ryan has held several roles in IT, including: computer forensic consultant, system administrator, and security analyst. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Norwich University’s Cyber Security program in early 2018 and now professionally helps secure businesses through risk assessments, penetration tests, and end-user awareness training. Ryan is also a contributor to Info-security Magazine and likes to contribute back to the information security industry as much as possible. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Haus3c and on his blog www.hausec.com
Cary Gordy, in her own words:
“I began my law enforcement career in 2011 with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office where I was a Deputy Sheriff on patrol until 2014. In July 2014 I was reassigned to the Criminal Investigations Division assigned to the special victims unit as a Digital Forensics Examiner. During my time as a Digital Forensics Examiner I have accumulated over 500 hours of training in Digital and Mobile forensics to include becoming a Cellebrite certified Logical Operator and Physical Analyst in 2015 and I have attended multiple classes at the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama to include Basic Computer Evidence Recovery Training, Social Networking Investigations, and Network Intrusion Response Training. I was a task force member of the North Carolina Crimes against Children Task Force through the NC SBI from 2014 through 2017 and the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force from 2015 through 2017. I joined the Computer Crimes and Forensics Investigations Team at Wells Fargo in September 2017 as an Internal Investigator and I am a reserve Detective for the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.”
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