Posted April 23rd, 2013
The Students Are Honing Their Hacking Skills With Weekly Hack Night Events
New York, NY -- They're hackers in training.
Every Wednesday evening about two dozen teenagers and 20-somethings gather in a New York City computer lab and start hacking.
But they're not shadowy criminals. They're students training to become "white-hat" hackers, cybersecurity experts dedicated to protecting data and information for businesses and governments.
Hacking attempts against federal agencies and companies have become an almost daily occurrence -- and experts say there's a dearth of highly trained experts with real-world experience.
That's why students from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University are increasingly being trained to develop hands-on skills.