SECURE IT Cybersecurity Workshops

NC State Prospective Students

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!

Register for Fall 2023 workshops here

UMD Prospective Students

SECURE IT Cybersecurity workshops are free private workshops hosted in person for rising 6th,7th, and 8th graders. Each student will attend once a month during the school year, and will present their project at Maryland Day this April 2024!

Register for 2023 workshops here

SECURE IT Academy Middle School Summer Camp

The SECURE IT Academy is a parntership between S3C2 and The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Maryland, College Park and North Carolina State University. This program is for students who are interested in the growing field of cybersecurity. Learn to think like a cyber detective and employ design thinking to protect the things that you interact with daily (smart technologies, wearables, internet sites). In this summer program you will use creative problem-solving to design, code, and protect various systems designed to help people across many fields. The camp will be offered to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students will be exposed to personal growth, education, and hands-on experiences presented by faculty, guest lecturers, and University of Maryland and North Carolina State University students.

This program intends to create a more inclusive and diverse field of cybersecurity by targeting and serving underrepresented communities. Students will be given the opportunity to use security methods to address problems of a probabilistic and numeric nature. Participants will explore the field of cybersecurity through team projects, industry field trips, and presentations from guest speakers. There will also be opportunities to engage with faculty, staff and researchers who have been leaders in cybersecurity. Students will be exposed to a breadth of knowledge in the field with the goal of leveraging cybersecurity for social good.

The program will focus on three aspects:

  • Cybersecurity education and inspiration
  • Personal growth
  • Hands-on research experience

Applications for SECURE IT Summer Academy 2024 will open January 2024!

For information on the UMD Summer Academy, visit here
More information on the NCSU Summer Academy will be added soon

For more information, please contact Ronaisha Ruth at [email protected]

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

We regularly offer research opportunities for undergraduate students as part of our research, especially during the summer. Students will spend a summer working with some of the world’s leading faculty researchers on software supply chain security. A number of projects are available in diverse areas which may include analyzing malicious activity, building defenses, building vulnerability and attack defectors, studying human factors in supply chain security, and measuring security practices. Accepted students will work closely with S3C2 faculty and researchers on research problems with the potential for publication and significant impact on the future practice of supply chain security.

As part of the REU program, you will not only gain significant experience in rigorous research from a top-tier university, but you’ll also be afforded a stipend, housing, and travel cost.

For opportunities at CMU apply at

For opportunities at NCSU contact Laurie Williams.