GenCyber Camp Comes to Lake Superior College

Campers Spend Week Working to Prevent Cyber Crimes

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Lake Superior College has teamed up with the National Security Agency to teach young people how to prevent cyber crimes.

The GenCyber Cybersecurity Program is going on at Lake Superior College all week.

Campers range in age from 12-18 and are working with instructors to learn not only how to code and prevent hacks, but also how to find hackers after they have struck.

According to camp instructor Vickie McLain, the need for cyber security technicians is so strong pay for those positions can reach up to $140,000 a year.  

Lake Superior is one of 29 campuses in 18 states utilizing federal funds to hold the GenCyber camps. 

Students participating in the camp are working collaboratively to gain the necessary skills, but also independently as they compete for camp awards that will be handed out this Friday. 

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