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Cybersecurity Teen Science Cafe! Black Hats vs White Hats: Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Saint Louis Community College at BRDG Park
1005 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132 United States  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and ALL area middle and high school students in grades 6 – 12 only. Registration required.

This cafe is now full. Accepting WAIT LIST registrations only as of 11:30 a.m., Wed, November 15.

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, click here.

NOTE: This cafe requires the use of a laptop, iPad, or tablet pc. A limited number of facility laptops are available for use. Laptop reservation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate when registering below if you would like to reserve a facility laptop, or plan to bring your own. If requesting a laptop, you will be notified if one has been reserved for you. (Students may choose to work in pairs.)

Wait List Registration below!

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities

AlexJonesCropFeatured Cafe Presenter: Alexander Jones, Owner, Renew Audio; Associate Director and Digital Cyber Security Architect, Cognizant

A hacker is a tech-savvy digital user who manipulates and bypasses computer systems to make them do the unintended. Sometimes this manipulation is noble, with the goal to create something beneficial. Other times, hacking is harsh and done with the wicked goal to hurt people through identity theft or other harm. Black Hat hackers are criminals and wrongdoers. White Hat hackers, also known as ‘ethical hackers,’ are talented computer security users often employed to help protect computer networks.

Join us as we explore the dark world of computer hackers and learn how we can best defend our privacy against unwanted invasion. Our speaker, Alexander Jones is a Cyber Security Architect working on the front lines of the battle to protect computer systems and data from cyberthreats.


Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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Saint Louis Community College at BRDG Park
1005 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132 United States
+ Google Map