Cyber Security Camp: July 15-20, 2018
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

We live in an ever increasing digital age full of cyber-attacks, cyber-espionage, and cyber-crimes that impact our nation’s security, economy, and ability to thrive in a networked-world. Financial systems, utility networks, defense databases, industry proprietary information, and intellectual property are constantly at risk of attack. The cybersecurity threat is very real and forever growing. Cybersecurity personnel are in high demand.

This course offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience investigating computer crimes, processing digital evidence and employing tools and techniques used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Working in Computer Science and Software Engineering laboratories, campers will begin with a quick overview of computer basics and then begin learning the science and art of investigating computer crimes. Campers will learn how to collect and preserve digital evidence using real-life investigative procedures and practice. Students will also have the unique opportunity to meet digital forensic experts and learn about careers in this fast-growing field.

Campers will also acquire introductory grounding in engineering design, engineering teams, graphical presentation, technical writing, and oral presentation led by David Umphress, Professor and Director, Auburn Cyber Research CenterDepartment of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Cyber Security Camp is offered by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and all instruction is held in the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology.

Dr. David Umphress
Dr. David Umphress

Dr. Umphress has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 1999. He has been recognized as an outstanding instructor by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering five times, and received the William Walker Teaching Award from the College of Engineering in 2008. Umphress’ research interests include software engineering, cyber security, mobile device software development and Google Android. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from Texas A& University in 1978 and 1987, respectively.

CAMP FEE: $750 and includes:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Camp is full! Please call 334-844-5100 to be added to the waitlist.


If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

Last Updated: April 5, 2018