High School Programs

​​Inspiring the next generation of cyber warriors.

Educating and inspiring high school students about cybersecurity is a top priority for the University of San Diego's Center for CyberSecurity Engineering and Technology (CCSET). They are our future to keep our country safe and secure as well to help fulfill the needs for workforce development in this ever-changing complex environment. USD's CCSET offers:

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GenCyber Summer Camps

High school students come together to learn, engage, dialogue and inspired about cybersecurity and career options in the field. Students spend one week on campus, from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday on the USD campus or online. The camp includes labs, hands-on environments, career workshops and experiential learning through a variety of engaging activate. Applications open each spring around the end of March, so please check back often for updates.

CyberPrep @ USD

(Summer 2021 Registration Open!)

High School students will have an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a 5-Day cybersecurity online program in a virtual lab environment. Program dates for Summer are, June 28th - July 2nd 2021. Please click on the link for details or contact Cybercenter@sandiego.edu 

Law Enforcement Cyber Camp

(This popular camp will not be offered until Summer 2022)

In collaboration with San Diego Law Enforcement agencies we are launching the inaugural Cybersecurity Law Enforcement Investigations and Digital Forensics Camp; a week-long program lead by our San Diego law enforcement partners.


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Days of Cyber

(This program is not currently offered)

High Schools can bring groups of students (up to 40) to engage in a day of hands-on learning and career awareness around cybersecurity topics and industry needs. Days of Cyber meet typically on Fridays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information about any of the above programs please call (619) 260-4564 or cybercenter@sandiego.edu.