White Hat Hacking (Grades 7 and up)

From Sony and Target to Home Depot and Yahoo, companies, organizations and individuals have all been targets of hacking and security penetrations. Well, we’re not going to take it anymore! We’re going incognito in this adventure into cyber security so that you don’t have to worry as much about who might have access to your computer and sensitive data. Your internet privacy is at risk, and there are ways to control it. Students in this class will learn the risks they take by connecting to the internet and precautions they can take to mitigate those risks. Students will also learn about the dangers and uses of closed source software versus open source. By the end of the class students will be able to use and install software to monitor and protect their privacy, both on and offline.

-If a student wants to bring in their own PC for use in class, they will have to sign a waiver, as we will be heavily modifying the software.

Summer Sessions