lunes, 16 de abril de 2012

In cyber security contest, teens practice defending America

Students from Highland Park's Franklin High compete in the national contest as officials from Northrop Grumman and Homeland Security size them up. 

OXON HILL, Md. — A team of skilled teenagers from Highland Park traveled across the country recently to test its ability to protect American interests from potentially dangerous attacks. Its only weapon: laptops.
Cloaked in blue oversized hoodies, a handful of students from Benjamin Franklin High School hunched over their computer screens, armed with the knowledge to thwart hackers from infiltrating computer networks and stealing sensitive information.

At CyberPatriot: The National High School Cyber Defense Competition, held here, a stone's throw from the nation's capital, students mostly played defense against sophisticated computer whizzes with ill intentions. Much like in the real world.
But officials said the stakes are far greater than these budding minds realize. This exercise is a matter of national security.


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