Cyber Security camp wraps up at Louisiana Tech

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A cyber security camp is wrapping up at Louisiana Tech, giving students and teachers a real world perspective on protecting computers from outside threats.

Groups worked through real world, cyber scenarios with the Cyber Innovation Center- a group based out of Bossier City. Teams gave presentations to a mock panel, which included a U.S. Department of Homeland Security representative, to learn what it takes to stay secure on the internet

"Today, our nation faces a great challenge and a great defense net of of cyber based employees, cyber based workforce. Just in cyber security alone, there are 380,000 cyber security jobs available," Kevin Nolten, with the Cyber Innovation Center, said.

This was also an outreach program, encouraging others to look for cyber security jobs. Nolten says most graduates that go into a similar career can come out of college making more than $80,000 a year.