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Cybersecurity in Healthcare Summer Institute

PUNCCH* Just for Adolescents

This week-long program is designed to provide technology-focused students in grades 9 through 12 with knowledge and hands-on experience in cybersecurity, and introduce them to the many career opportunities in this growing field. The central excercise is a scenario where participants will be tasked with protecting the digitalized healthcare records of the community and their own families.

The program will increase students’ knowledge of networking and computer security, including attack-and-defense strategies, through tutorials and hands-on activities. Students will be taught by experienced Marymount cybersecurity faculty and will be assisted and mentored by current MU students who have selected cybersecurity as their specialization. Participants will collaborate with a diverse group of peers to “breach” and “protect” a computer system containing electronic medical records. The institute culminates with a cybersecurity competition.

Practicing cybersecurity professionals will visit the classroom to introduce students to the many career opportunities in government and industry.

*PUNCCH (Project, Use and ANalyze Approach to Cybersecurity Competitions in the Healthcare Environment) is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by resources supplied by Marymount University.


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