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.

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