Cyber Security Week Kick Off With Hacklab Primary School
Today, Alderman Ingrid van Engelshoven (Knowledge Economy, International, Youth and Education) opened the Cyber Security Week together with elementary students in the sixth grade (Dutch: groep 8) from the Paschalisschool. The students took part in the Hacklab Primary School, organised by Deloitte.
During the Hacklab, they learned how to be a hacker and found out what innovations the world is offering today and will be offering in the future. The children were taught by Deloitte’s own hackers; three time champions of the Global CyberLympics. The programme contained different kinds of interactive demonstrations, including the hacking of a computer network and social engineering. They also got the opportunity to experiment with gadgets like the Google Glass, a 3D printer, the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Glass and a robot arm.
With HackLab Deloitte aims to let children take a peek into the life of a hacker: to show them the risks of digitalization and maybe enthuse them to choose a technical study and end up being technical professionals themselves.