GenCyber and the Case of the Stolen Oscar – Part 1

Last week, students in our FREE, three-week, full-day GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women discovered “Leonardo DiHatrio’s” stolen Oscar at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with a Caesar cipher-encoded note. Was the crime committed by “Mark Puckerberg,” the queen, or another culprit? The young women set off on a camp-long mystery challenge to find out. Watch part one of our two-part web series to see how they use ‪their new cybersecurity‬ and computer science skills, like Autopsy to recover a deleted file, to determine who thieved the Academy Award. Ultimately, they’ll use skills learned during CS4CS to compete in the nation-wide Cyber Security Awareness Week annual High School Forensics Challenge along with team members from their high school.

The GenCyber CS4CS Program is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. To learn more about the course content, check out a post on the program in our #STEMNOW blog and a sample syllabus.

GenCyber Mystery Challenge – Part 1 from Center for K12 STEM Education on Vimeo.