Capitol Cyber Sleuths Program

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The GenCyber + Capitol Technology University Capitol Cyber Sleuths program supports the growth of the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the nation. Developed to increase cybersecurity interest and build a competent, diverse, and adaptable cybersecurity workforce pipeline via the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C), this program is designed for Maryland K-12 educators and teachers.

As a part of the solution to address the continued need for skilled cybersecurity professionals, Capitol Cyber Sleuths provides awareness of college and career pathway opportunities for K-12 teachers to impart to their students. Additionally, this program is focused on helping teachers educate their students in areas of cybersecurity to understand correct and safe online behavior, while improving STEM teaching methods and cybersecurity content for K-12 curricula. 

With an emphasis on diversity amongst teachers and disciplines involved, the Capitol Cyber Sleuths program will reach all racial and ethnic groups in the disciplines of cybersecurity, computer science, information technology (IT), engineering, and other related computing fields. Capitol Tech believes that cybersecurity education is essential for successful careers in today’s world and seeks to provide educational opportunities for as many teachers and students as possible.  


The first Capitol Cyber Sleuths Summer Program, “GenCyber Forensic Challenge Using Open-Source Tools,” will be a two-week session held from Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28, 2023. Registration is open to all middle and high school teachers within the State of Maryland and the session will focus on introducing participants to topics in cybersecurity. 

Enrollment, Selection, and Benefits

Curriculum, Outcomes, and Materials

Points of Contact

Program Director  Lead Instructor 
Dr. Kellep Charles  Dr. Richard Hansen
Chair of Cybersecurity Programs  Professor of Practice, Unmanned Systems & Astronautical Engineering
Capitol Technology University  Capitol Technology University