Inside Cyber Security Awareness
At N.Y.U., high-school students work to solve a murder mystery involving a ﬁctional Presidential race by analyzing digital “evidence” of security breaches.
- Carrie Battan for The New Yorker January 9th, 2017
- Source: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/09/inside-cyber-security-awareness-week
Shortly after Election Day, before the interference of Russian hackers became front-page news, a group of thirty-one high-school students gatherered at N.Y.U.'s Tandon School of Engineering, in Brooklyn, for Cyber Security Awareness Week. Their mission: to solve a murder mystery involving a fictional Presidential race by analyzing digital "evidence" of security breaches. In the prompt given to the students, a candidate named Candice Deyte collapses and dies onstage at an event where she was to discuss important "cyber topics" with a famous hacker named Pat Rogers.