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‘Control-Alt-Hack’ game lets players try their hand at computer security

Do you have what it takes to be an ethical hacker? Can you step into the shoes of a professional paid to outsmart supposedly locked-down systems?

Now you can at least try, no matter what your background, with a new card game developed by members of the UW CSE Security and Privacy Lab.

Control-Alt-Hack” gives teenage and young-adult players a taste of what it means to be a computer-security professional defending against an ever-expanding range of digital threats. The game’s creators will present it this week in Las Vegas at Black Hat 2012, an annual information security meeting.

Read a UW News story here.  Learn about Control-Alt-Hack here.  Learn about UW CSE computer security and privacy research here.

Wall Street Journal article hereGeekWire post here.

July 25, 2012