Kenneth F. Belva

Students grasp most important takeaway in teen hacking contest

This was an interesting article on MSNBC about an Iowa State’s high-school contest in which the student “Blue Teams” are pitted against a “Red Team” of upper-class and professional security experts who try to hack the student’s computer systems.

The important takeaway:

“It’s not really complicated to get the hacking tools and go attack something,” the professor told me. “What they [the teens] realize is how challenging it is to defend. … You have to win every confrontation, and the attacker has to win only one.”

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