About Hacker Highschool
The Hacker Highschool project is the development of license-free, security and privacy awareness teaching materials and back-end support for teachers of elementary, junior high, and high school students.
Today's kids and teens are in a world with major communication and productivity channels open to them and they don't have the knowledge to defend themselves against the fraud, identity theft, privacy leaks and other attacks made against them just for using the Internet. This is the reason for Hacker Highschool.
In HHS, you will find lessons on utilizing Internet resources safely such as web privacy, chat protection, viruses and trojans (malware), and the over-all focus on how to recognize security problems on your computer. All lessons work with a free "live linux" CD which will boot off any PC with a CD-rom drive to perform the lessons. HHS is a great supplement to student course work or as part of after-school and club activities.
The HHS program is developed by ISECOM, a non-profit, open-source research group focused on security awareness and professional security development and accreditation.
For those looking for additional assistance, ISECOM is providing a Teacher Certification for its Hacker Highschool program in order to support teacher know-how for using HHS materials and accessing the Internet-based, test lab, built and maintained specifically for HHS. Because this material may be new to some teachers and have potential for abuse, we believe that it is critical that the HHS teachers understand what they are teaching as well as ensure that they understand the potential for mis-use by the students. Visit the ISECOM website to find the next HHS event or training in your area.