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Cybersecurity Competition for High School

Postby Remou on Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:59 pm

A new cybersecurity competition for high school students aims to make cybergeeks as cool as sports stars, in addition to identifying a new generation of security experts, said one of the people involved in the effort.

The new Cyber Foundations program is the first cybersecurity competition in the U.S. aimed at individual high school students, said Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, a cybersecurity training center and sponsor of the competition. Student and high school registration is open until Feb. 18 for the competition, whose prizes include four full-ride college scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Navy, gift certificates, and letters of recognition from governors and members of the U.S. Congress.


More: http://www.itworld.com/government/13554 ... geeks-cool
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Re: Cybersecurity Competition for High School

Postby Thirster42 on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:59 pm

in other words they're trying to funnel hackers into a more "socially acceptable" line of work
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Re: Cybersecurity Competition for High School

Postby Remou on Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:42 pm

Thirster42 wrote:in other words they're trying to funnel hackers into a more "socially acceptable" line of work


I wouldn't worry too much, they are only likely to get the second rate ones, the first rate ones will be too busy :)
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