Eligibility Requirements

  • Rising ninth through 12th graders. 
  • Students participating in Illinois Tech online summer programs must be at least 14 years old to participate.
  • The program will take place online using the Zoom platform. In order for the program to be as interactive as possible, students are encouraged to use their webcam during the synchronous sessions. View our Zoom privacy policy




Session Four: July 8–12

This session will take place from 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CST


$350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

This bootcamp provides a more in-depth look at cybersecurity and is targeted at students with prior knowledge of basic cybersecurity concepts. 

Example topics: 

  • The concept of “red teams,” “blue teams,” and “purple teams”
  • Setup of a virtualization environment for penetration and threat assessment testing
  • An overview of attack vectors, including brute force, denial of service, scans, backdoor attacks, and more
  • Concepts and methods for mitigation of risk, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, system hardening, and intrusion prevention systems
  • The setup of Kali Linu, along with various tools such as Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit Framework, Burp suite, John the Ripper, Social Engineering Toolkit, Maltego, among others
  • Using scanning tools such as Nmap, Wireshark, Dig, NSlookup, and others to understand the security posture of the network


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