Cybersecurity & Privacy
Boston Campus Program—July 23- August 4, 2023
Program Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of coding basic computer programs.
They know what you did last summer: a crash course on cyber security and privacy
Today, everything is being hacked! Laptops, mobile phones, ships, aircraft, cars, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and even teddy bear toys are being hacked. In this course, we will look at the fundamental principles of security and learn what goes into building secure systems.
The program will instruct students through lectures, hands-on experiments and projects, competitive team activities, and guest lectures. We will cover a wide variety of topics such as system and network security, online privacy, foundations of trust, and ethics. After this course, students will be able to describe and classify security goals and attacks on the cyber world. They will be able to identify the unique security implications and know how to build secure systems.
An inside look at Cybersecurity & Privacy
Cybersecurity foundational principles of confidentiality, authentication, and integrity.
Basic understanding of wired and wireless networks. We will also learn how the Internet works and how to keep ourselves secure and protected.
Real-world Security and Privacy
Understand and explore building secure communication and networking technologies through the study of popular systems such as GPS and Wi-Fi. We will also look at the “Internet of Things” ecosystem and understand its security and privacy implications.
Software and Tools
You will learn to use state-of-the-art network analysis software (e.g., Wireshark) and Linux tools and commands.
You will learn through several hands-on exercises with a grand capture-the-flag team competition to wrap up the summer program.
For an in-depth look at your day to day activities during the two-week Cybersecurity and Privacy program, click the link below to download our full sample schedule.
This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.
Accelerate Pre-College Programs provide prospective students with a fun, educational, and rewarding preliminary college experience. In the Cybersecurity and Privacy program, I expanded my knowledge of encryption/decryption, network protocols, and historical viruses/worms while completing hands-on hacking and frequency interception exercises with experienced and helpful NU faculty.Oliver G.
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The program tuition is $6,495. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.
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