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IDG Contributor Network: Kid cyber conferences allow them to “Go hack yourself”

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    "My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.” – Kevin Mitnick

    A white-hat hacker is someone who enjoys thinking of innovative new ways to make, break and use anything to create a better world.” – Nico Sell, r00tz Asylum Honor Code

    Kids are naturally curious. They are born to hack their environment in order to learn how and why the world works as it does. See the story of the 9th-Grader after taking a homemade clock to school. They don’t even realize they could be getting into trouble. This leads to potentially dangerous situations, especially with the distributed, online world of cyberspace. We need to direct kids to be white-hat hackers. Cyber competitions provide safe havens where kids have an outlet for their curiosity. (See the post Cybersecurity competitions – Make a difference.) Another way is kid-centered hacking conferences.

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