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EDUCATION LEVELS THE GLOBAL PLAYING FIELD

Through teaching cryptography, white-hat hacking, and the basics of application security, we strive to empower kids and adults to protect their communities and build better technology.

 

WE PARTNER WITH EXPERTS AND LEADING EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

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WHY & HOW TO TEACH SECURITY TO THE NEXT GENERATION


CORY DOCTOROW

Writer, blogger, activist
EFF, BoigBoing

DENNIS MALDONADO

Security consultant
Houston Locksport Co-Founder
Houston Area Hackers Anonymous Founder


Elonka Dunin

Game Developer, Cryptographer, & Author


Elonka studied Astronomy at UCLA, and then joined the United States Air Force. After the 9/11 attacks, Elonka helped teach government agents about cryptography and what types of codes that Al Qaeda might have been using. In 2012 she was invited to be on the Board of Directors for the building of a new National Museum of Cryptology.

Elonka is co-founder and co-leader of a group of cryptographers who are working hard to crack a code on the famous Kryptos sculpture at CIA Headquarters, and led the international team that cracked the related KGB Cyrillic Projector Cipher in 2003.

Samy Kamkar

White-Hat Hacker, Whistleblower, & Entrepreneur

 


Kamkar is the one-man production team and star of a YouTube channel Applied Hacking where he releases new security tricks almost weekly. No household item is safe from his curiosity: He’s tweaked a kid’s toy to open garage doors3D-printed a Masterlock-cracking robotdevised a fake charger that can sniff keystrokespranked a friend with a doorbell-ringing text message attack, and built a flying drone that can seek out and wirelessly hijack other victim drones. “I just assume everything is vulnerable,” Kamkar says. “It’s a pretty safe bet.” Read more on Samy’s work here.

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Latest Initiatives

CRYPTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

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Stanford University

Wickr Foundation & Girls Teaching Girls To Code team introduced 50 Bay Area high school girls to encryption, white-hat hacking, cyber security and responsible disclosure.

WORKSTATIONS & SECURITY CONTESTS FOR R00TZ KIDS

DefCon, Las Vegas

Wickr Foundation & r00tz Asylum team introduce kids 6-16 yrs to encryption and cyber security with crypto workstation & contests at DEF Con.