HICKORY — Catawba Valley Community College’s Information Technology Department in partnership with K-64 Learning will offer a week-long Ethical Computer Hacking Camp for rising sixth-through-eighth-graders July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the main college campus in Hickory.

This free camp provides middle school students with hands-on experience completing labs that are designed for the industry certification of Certified Ethical Hacker. Participants will learn how information networks function and get an opportunity to implement and break security in hands-on labs.

Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to the start of the camp stating skills learned will not be used for illegal purposes. They will also leave the camp with a thumb drive, an understanding of social media safety, and what to do if they experience cyberbullying.

There is no charge for the camp sponsored by Anitab.org which seeks to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Lunch is included.

To register, visit www.k-64learning.com/anitab/.

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