College Students Learning How to Hack, to Meet Demand for Cybersecurity Experts
- Joe Torres for ABC 7 May 3rd, 2016
- Source: http://abc7ny.com/technology/students-learning-to-be-hackers-to-meet-demand-for-cybersecurity-experts/1321117/
We've heard about hackers breaking into Anthem, Sony, even the IRS.
Now local college students are learning how to do it, even majoring in it. Not to break into cybersystems, but rather to protect them.
And these students are in high demand.
Vulnerabilities, loopholes, and entry points are all part of "Hack Night" at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering.
Each week students meet in a lab to learn the ins and outs of hacking. It's not only fun, it's essential training for cybersecurity experts who are in super-high demand.