In my previous post, and in popular news, the average person is aware of the recent ” cyber attack” that North Korea made against Sony (upon the controversial release if the movie “The Interview”). To recap, a group of hackers basically shut down all Sony devices by hacking in to the system.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the US established sanctions against North Korea. This marks the first act of retribution by the US towards North Korea.
Students at Carnegie Mellon University, one of the nation’s top computer science schools, are learning to fight off the bad guys by thinking the same way they do.They’re learning to be ethical hackers. Carnegie Mellon founded the CyLab in 2003 and is one of the largest university- based Cybersecurity research and education center.
US CyLab is the National Science Foundation, cybertrust center, and the National Security Agency including CAE-IA/ CD, Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) and Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE- Cyber Ops).
Carnegie Mellon’s students are so good at exploiting those vulnerabilities that the NSA enlisted them to create a game that teaches hacking skills to high-school-aged students and paid for the job.
Creating a strong offense by educating college undergrads to become ethical hackers is the strongest defense. [tag Email-post-4]