Ethical hacker: is it real?
Hacking is widely perceived as something bad. Originally, hackers are programmers, who used to fix the errors in the software by using quick and unusual way, but in the end of XX century this term got new meaning - “computer hacker”, an intruder seeking for confidential information passing over the security systems.
There is also ethical hacking exists, which helps to find the errors in the security systems and eliminate them. Ethical hacker acts absolutely legal, moreover, this profession gets more popular, because companies are prepared to pay to identify weak links.
Today hackers are divided into two main types: White hat and Black hat. The last ones are the cyber criminals, while the first ones are the IT specialists or IT system explorers, whose behaviour is in line with the law.
Who is the ethical hacking specialist?
Ethical hacker/white hat is a specialist in IT security area, who perfectly knows the principles of hacking the information systems, able to quickly and successfully find out and eliminate the security related problems in computer network.
Ethical hacking training in CODDY school are held by experienced specialists, certified ethical hackers, currently working in the field. They tell kids about unique techniques and methods of hacking, which can be used for protection.
Advantages of “Ethical hacker” training course
“Ethical hacker” is a program adapted for kids and teenagers.. The classes will be useful and interesting even for unprepared listener, who want to learn the ethical hacking from the beginning.
Having learned the secrets of ethical hacking, a child will get on to new advanced level of using the computer and be different to the peers. By using the knowledge for good kids will be able to protect themselves, their family and friends from cyber dangers. Moreover, ethical hacking specialist is cool, highly demanded and perspective profession in IT area.
In Module 1, the kids and I will be introduced to the topics:
- Social engineering
- Virus stealers
Module 2 is an introduction to networking, where children will learn:
- The structure of the Internet, the TCP/IP stack
- How local, global, private and public networks work
- The concept of anonymity in the network (VPN, Proxy)
- Routers, switches, and how they work
Module 3 is dedicated to studying the Kali Linux distribution. Topics will be studied:
- Basics of Linux administration
- Using metasploit, nmap utilities
- scanning local wireless networks.
In Module 4 children will learn how to create spyware in Python:
- Passwordstyler programs
- Encryption software
- Programs for secretly transferring information over networks.
Introduction to Cryptography (2012)
Author: V.A. Romankov
Download the book in Russian - here.
Article "Safe internet for kids" by Ekaterina Starostina, partner of the school of programming for children CODDY.
Google basics of child safety on the web - Safe Internet from Google.
The Safe Internet League is the largest and most respectedRussian organization created to counter the spread of dangerous content on the World Wide Web. Safe Internet League was founded in 2011 with the support of Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, Russian Interior Ministry and the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs. Igor Shchegolev, Presidential Aide, heads the Board of Trustees League’s. Lessons from the Safe Internet League.
Children of Russia Online. A useful resource for children and their parents.
And here is information for parents: handouts,tips, recommendations from Microsoft.
"Interneshka" - children's online contest on safe use of the Internet. Tips for children, teachers and parents, and useful links.
Internet Control - protecting children from harmful information on theInternet. For parents and interested youth.
SAFERUNET - The Center for Safe Internet in Russia.
Children Online. The dangers of the web. (Book for parents free)
ROCIT - Your assistant on the Internet. For children of high school age and parents. A public organization uniting active Internet users in Russia. Its mission is to promote the development and dissemination of Internet technologies in the interests of Russian citizens.
All-Russian contest - "POSITIVE CONTENT". Participate in the contest - create your own positive content online!
We'll tell you separately what else you can do:
Send links to dangerous sites to the Unified Registry of Banned Sites.
Report dangerous content to the Safe Internet League Hotlines.
Report useful content - we'll save it together.
Join a social network dedicated to cybersecurity.
Use a WEB filter when surfing the Internet.
"Cyberguard" is an interregional youth public created by the Safe Internet League in 2011. It brings together over 20,000 volunteers from all over Russia and the CIS countries, who fight crime in the virtual environment. "Cyberguard has offices in 32 regions of Russia.
And, of course, read the encyclopedia on cybersecurity!
Phishing Resources and Services:
Phishing is one way to illegally use your bankcard. Explain to your child that when you visit an unknown site, you need to pay attention to its spelling in the browser line.
Phishtank checks to see if the site in question is on the black list
On mobile devices, for example (if your family has an IPhone dynasty) there is a "family" function, where you can enter all members, including your children. And without your approval the child cannot buy anything from the online store. On Android and Windows, there are similar options.
Please make sure your computer is suitable for the course. Here is a link to the course guide.
6 Lessons, 2 hours each
STUDY AT CODDY AND RECEIVE GIFTS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS!
CODDY classes consist of 30 levels and upon reaching each of them the young CODDY achiever receives a certificate.
Collect them all!
For reaching the 5th level, each student will receive a bracelet, for the 10th level — cool stickers, for reaching the 15th level each CODDY achiever will get an awesome notebook, and for the 20th level — a branded hoody. And that’s not all! On the 25th level a young coder will receive CODDY backpack! On the 30th level — personal CODDY gift!