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Hacker High - Why We Need To Teach Computer Hacking In Schools - Ron Woerner BSides Detroit 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Hacker High - Why We Need To Teach Computer Hacking In Schools
Ron Woerner

The latest studies show that we need more people with cyber smart skills, but many aren't educated on the underlying security and technologies. As a parent, educator, and coach, the speaker will talk about his experiences in coaching hundreds of high school and college students in information technology and security. You can be part of the solution in meeting the cybersecurity skills gap. Here, you will learn tips, tricks and techniques for teaching security for all levels of students and employees. This session explains why and how they need to learn these skills in a fun and ethical way, through hacking. Let's work together to raise the next generation of cyber warriors.

Ron Woerner is the Director of Cybersecurity Studies at Bellevue University. He has over 25 years of corporate and military experience in IT and Security and has worked for HDR, TD Ameritrade, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, CSG Systems, and the State of Nebraska. Ron earned a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.S. from Syracuse University. He was awarded the CISSP in 2001, the CISM in 2014, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Toastmasters Advanced Communicator and Leader designations. He is the Air Force Association CyberPatriot 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year for his work with High School cybersecurity competitions. He loves to talk to others who are passionate about Security and Privacy.

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