The first CryptoParty4Kids will take place on October 22nd, during the 11th edition of the hack.lu conference, at the Alvisse Parc Hotel from 4pm until 5:30pm.
This event will allow children to make their first steps in the hacking culture and get introduced to the basics of practical cryptography. The aim of a CryptoParty is to present the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public.
CryptoParty4Kids is an initiative of BEE SECURE dedicated to promote a secure use of Information Technologies. “This workshop is dedicated to children aged from 8 to 12 and will be held in English. Indeed, this year we will have the chance to get the active support of some experts from the hack.lu conference. The children will learn about cryptography, networking, and secure browsing. But more importantly, they will have fun, as everything will be reached through games. It will be a great premiere”, explains Matthieu Farcot from SMILE.
More about the Program
General introduction to the hacking culture and some fun related facts.
The secret message game:
- Introduction to cryptography (why should I secure my communications)
- Learn how to encrypt and decrypt (Symmetric cryptography)
- Discovery of advanced cryptography technics (AES for all)
- Break the Cypher (introduction to cryptanalysis)
The networking game:
- You are the Internet!
- Exchange IP messages for real
- PING command
- TOR fun
- DDOS ending
A hack.lu emphasizing on schooling and education
With a yearly attendance of more than 250 people from around 40 different countries, hack.lu has become an internationally renowned convention for security professionals. Each year, the conference is dedicated to a specific topic, just as this year’s schooling/education theme, emphasized by a statement from Mark Twain: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”.
For more information please go to: http://2015.hack.lu/cryptoparty4kids/
Information about hack.lu: http://2015.hack.lu/info/