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University of Alabama in Huntsville’s GenCyber Cybersecurity Camp is being offered to Secondary School Teachers in Huntsville City Schools, Madison City Schools, and Madison County Schools. 

UAH will offer a one week (five day) cyber security summer camp for high school teachers in the Huntsville/Madison County Alabama area during the period July 13-17, 2015. The purpose of the camp will be to “train the trainers” who will be teaching cybersecurity courses to middle school and high school students. The camp will be conducted at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and taught by cybersecurity educators.   

The objectives of this training camp are the following:

  • Teach the foundational fundamentals of cybersecurity to our secondary school teachers who are implementing a 9th - 12th grade cybersecurity curriculum in our local school systems.
  • Provide course material appropriate for use in secondary school systems.
  • Provide training for the teachers on a number of security tools that can be used in the classroom laboratory setting.
  • Provide training on lab exercises that the teachers can use in their classrooms
  • Develop a mentoring relationship between the teachers and the instructors at UAH that can extend throughout the year.

Structure of the Training Camp

The cybersecurity teachers camp is targeting a minimum of 20 teachers from secondary school systems in the Huntsville City Schools, Madison City Schools, and Madison County Schools. The camp will be taught July 13-17, 2015 and will be a full 40 hour week. Participants should plan for full 8 hour days (lunch to be provided). The following topics are planned for the camp (teaching materials will be provided to the participants for their use in the classroom). These topics are subject to change prior to the camp.

  • Day 1: Introductions, ethics in cybersecurity, cybersecurity history and fundamentals, design principles (Saltzer and Schroeder, formal verification, mechanisms versus assurance, security by design). Access controls, software security, physical security, defense in depth, and operating systems security. Lab exercises.
  • Day 2: Network fundamentals and network security. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, footprinting, scanning, enumeration, system hacking, Trojans and backdoors, sniffers, attack types, and wireless networks. Lab exercises.
  • Day 3: Database Security and Operating System security. Lab exercises.
  • Day 4: Digital Forensics. Lab exercises.
  • Day 5: Tools and techniques. Lab exercises. Closing social event.


The location for the camp will be announced prior to 1 July, but it will take place on the UAH campus. Participants will be provided lunch and lab materials necessary to complete the training. There is no charge for attending.