EPISD middle- and high-school students can sign up for virtual cybersecurity camp
(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- July 2, 2020) — With camps going virtual these days, it’s no surprise that EPISD’s CyberPatriot Camp will be on-line this summer. The free camp will be offered for middle and high school students from 9 to noon from July 20-24.
Students enrolled in the camp will learn about protecting against computer viruses, malware, hackers, cyber forensics and networking – critical skills in today’s digital society.
“Fortunately, because of the nature of the camp, we can hold it virtually to protect the health of our students,” said Maj. (Ret) Todd Parsont, Franklin Air Force JROTC instructor. “If successful, it could be a model for the upcoming school year as well and beyond.”
The CyberPatriot program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation's future. Franklin’s JROTC program has been successfully competed in this program for many years.
“The camp teaches vital cyber skills that prepare the participants for future employment in a career field critical to our entire country,” Parsont said. “Almost every industry and business rely on digital information that must be protected. The camp also prepares high school and middle school students to compete in the CyberPatriot competition.”