Summer program at NYU Poly teaches cybersecurity to young women

The soon-to-be high school senior developers we talked to at NYU Poly’s second two-week program on cybersecurity for young women seemed to, broadly speaking, share two big takeaways.

First, everything you do is tracked online and you should be aware of that.

Second, after visiting two of the city’s Internet giants, jobs at Facebook and Google look pretty sweet.

We visited on the last day of the second week, as students worked through a digital forensics challenge. They were given an encrypted drive and a thumb drive and told that somewhere in those two artifacts is evidence that shows who committed a murder...

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