Cyber Security Summer Academic Camp


June 21 - 24, 2020 · Big Rapids, Michigan                    
For high school students, aged 15 years and up. 

(Space limited to 40)

Respond to and investigate a crime scene through the eyes of a digital forensic analyst! Search through the digital evidence to find clues that will solve the crime and find the suspects. Gain the fundamental experience needed to be a cyber investigator through hands on tools and practice led by professors from our nationally recognized cyber security program. Camp will conclude with the solving of the crime and team activities surrounding password cracking and cryptology.

A Student's Perspective of Camp

To be considered for a scholarship submit a 750-1000 word essay describing yourself, why you desire to attend the camp, and why you should be selected for the scholarship by May 25, 2018 to [email protected].


Jerry Emerick
Jerry Emerick, Assistant Professor
Ferris State University 

After 20 years in the Information Systems
business environment and 10 years as an adjunct faculty member, Professor Emerick joined the Ferris ISI program as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 2011.


  • MS, Computer Information Systems, Grand Valley State University
  • BBA, Business Computer Systems, Eastern Michigan University
  • Certifications in Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and GIAC GSSP-.NET Secure Software
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC GSSP-.NET Secure Software and Project Management Professional (PMP)
Jason Otting

Jason Otting, Assistant Professor 
Ferris State University  


  • MS, Information System Management,  Ferris State University
  • BS, Information Security and Digital Forensics, Ferris State University
  • Associate, Law Enforcement In-Service Training Course, Northwestern Michigan College

Students will be housed and provided meals in residence halls at Ferris State University. The University provides chaperons, also housed in the residence hall where students will be supervised 24 hours a day while attending the camp.

$359 Residence Hall, $299 Commuter.

Includes materials and supplies, instruction, residence hall room (unless commuter), meals (breakfast is not included in the commuter plan) and campus activities.

Medical History/Waiver Forms will be mailed upon receipt of registration. Please complete and return no later than two (2) weeks prior to the opening of the camp.

If you have any special needs or accommodations, please telephone (800) 562-9130 or (231) 591-5808.

A confirmation letter/information on check-in times, what to bring to residence hall, rules of conduct, and other details will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

If you have any special needs or accommodations, please telephone (800) 562-9130 or (231) 591-5808.

All requests for refunds or cancellations received in writing two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will be honored, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will not be refunded.

Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.