Northwest Florida students had the chance to learn more about cybersecurity.
On Tuesday, the Univeristy of West Florida hosted their annual GenCyber Camp.
Students took part in hands-on activities throughout the course.
There are a lot of local cybersecurity jobs available and the camp director said he hopes this will attract more students to the career.
“You want to get people early because it takes a while to learn this field, but there’s such a big gap now as far as knowledge and also people that can actually do the work. I think I heard last week there’s like 1,300 jobs just in Escambia County related to cyber,” said Anthony Pinto with the Computer Science Department.
This is the only GenCyber Camp in the state that’s funded by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation.