In a follow up to my post about ethical hackers, I found an article about a Cyber Challenge which was looking into getting teenagers and young adults, who have are partial to hacking, interested in cybersecurity jobs. “In the eyes of the organizers of the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference, today’s hacker could be tomorrow’s cybersecurity hero.” Realizing that there is a shortage of security professionals in the work force, those who ran the whole conference, intended to help those who attended see the great aspects of cybersecurity. The challenge itself was:
an all-day brain tester for eight high school and eight college teams. The college students had to hack into a computer, gain control, and rummage through files for valuable information. Meanwhile the high-schoolers were required to defend six computer servers against attacks by cunning computer professionals seated across the room.
It would seem that the “Ethical Hacker” is a much needed resource in this day and age.