High school students use robotics to master cybersecurity

Rockland Westchester Journal News – USA Today, by Isabel Keane

High schoolers got the opportunity to operate drones and cyberbots and learn about ciphers at a Westchester camp focused on cybersecurity. The GenCyber program is being held for its second year at Pace University in Pleasantville. Camp Cryptobot offers students firsthand insight into the field of cybersecurity. Thirty-three high school students, many from Westchester and surrounding communities, are attending the five-day camp. Students from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut also came to Pace for the program. Only about half of those who applied were admitted to the free camp, which is funded by a $68,000 grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

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