Cybersecurity workshop for teens at library

May 4, 2017
cyber challenge

The Livermore Public Library will host a "Cyber Defense Challenge for Teens" on Wednesday, June 14. Teens participating in the challenges will learn how to program a Raspberry Pi computer using fun hands-on activities. (Download Image)

Cybersecurity workshop for teens at library

Carenda L Martin, martin59@llnl.gov, 925-424-4715

The Livermore Public Library will host a "Cyber Defense Challenge for Teens" on Wednesday, June 14. Two identical 90-minute sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the public library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

The cyber challenges, run by Lab computer scientists, will offer several levels of difficulty to accommodate participants ranging in age and experience, from middle to high school.

Teens participating in the challenges will learn how to program a Raspberry Pi computer using fun, hands-on activities. Working with a teammate, participants also will take on 8-10 challenges unified by a common storyline. The activities will familiarize participants with tools such as Firefox, Wireshark, gdb, Python and pattern/logic.

Celeste Matarazzo and Evi Dube, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Cyber Defenders program, will run the event. LLNL Cyber Defender student interns will serve as mentors and provide technical support for the event.

Registration is required for this free event, though anyone may register, including non-Livermore residents. To sign up, go to the Youth Room Information Desk at the Civic Center Library or call (925) 373-5504. Additional information is available at the library website.