High school students can gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in the fast-growing field of information security and digital forensics at the Digital Forensic Cyber Camp, which takes place this summer on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.

The camp, which has two date options, will be held at the new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex and Marshall’s Crime Scene House.  Rising high school freshmen through seniors can choose sessions on Tuesdays through Thursdays for either June 28-30 or July 12-14.  The sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily with lunch provided.

“Students will learn to research computer crimes by collecting and processing digital evidence from a crime scene using real life investigative procedures and practices.  They will learn how the bad guys break into computers to steal information and how to protect their personal property and much more,” said John Sammons, assistant professor in the department of Integrated Science and Technology and president of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

“Students will also have the opportunity to meet digital forensic experts and learn about careers in this fast-growing field.”

Participants will begin with a quick overview of computer basics and then begin learning the science and art of investigating computer crimes, according to Sammons.

“If students have a desire to become an expert and want to learn from experts, they’re in the right place,” he said.

The cost is $150 per session, which includes a T-shirt and lunch daily.  Registration can be done at www.marshall.edu/ce.  For additional information, call 304-696-2330.