K-12 Outreach


SECURE IT is a one-week-long, non-residential Cybersecurity summer camp held at the University of Maryland-College Park, and at North Carolina State University. The camp will be offered to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students will Master the Realm of Cybersecurity: In an age where digital threats abound, become a defender of the virtual realm. Learn the strategies and techniques to defeat cyberattacks, secure networks, and protect sensitive data. Delve into ethical hacking, encryption, and cybersecurity careers.

Typical Camp Day

*Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled during Classroom Instruction time blocks.

SECURE IT Cybersecurity Workshop

We are proud to present our SECURE IT Cybersecurity workshops series for middle schoolers in partnership with our North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) pre-college program. These private workshops are hosted in person for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Each student will attend twice a month during the school year, and will present their project this spring 2024!

Typical Workshop Day

*Students will work on their projects during Classroom Instruction time blocks

Register for 2023 workshops here!

Program Curriculum

Cybersecurity Education

Personal Growth

Hands-on Experience

Application Information for SECURE IT Summer Academy

Applications for Summer 2024 will open January 2024!

Target Participants: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (NC)


Most recent grade report (transcript or report card): https://go.umd.edu/summ24Grades



Need-based scholarships are available for eligible students living in North Carolina.


ruth For more information, please contact Ronaisha Ruth, S3C2 Program Coordinator at rmruth@ncsu.edu