As the School year comes to an end, that means many parents are starting to make plans on where to send their kids for summer camp. But at one camp in Madison, the focus won't be on canoeing or archery; it's all about computer hacking.
Perry: Good morning!
This July, Dakota State University in Madison will host a summer camp for high school-age students to teach them about cyber security. One of the instructors will be Josh Pauli, who joins us. Give us an idea, what is the purpose of this summer camp?
Josh: We're trying to elicit excitement from high school students about cyber security, both from the academic programs and the career paths, so right now we have 180 students registered which far exceeded our wildest dreams and they're coming from over 20 states across the nation, so yeah, we're excited for July.
Perry: Why do you think there's been such a strong interest in this summer camp?
Josh: Cyber security has permeated every industry: government, health care, banking, energy, retail, it's on everybody's mind.
Perry: Thank you Josh. Coming up tonight on Eye On KELOLAND, you can meet a couple of Sioux Falls students who will be enrolled in this summer camp for hackers. That's tonight at 10:00.