I have always said no matter what it be, you need to start ‘em young!
Same for open source, don’t lock kid into Microsoft operating systems in the schools, give dual boot machines, let them use Ubuntu or Debian or something else. Let them explore free software, let the smart ones see the source, fix the bugs and get involved in development.
The same goes for security, educate them young, make them aware of the concerns young, then as they grow up, they will grow up understand the issues involved.
New York — A group of students at Rome Catholic School are learning how to become the future defenders of cyberspace through a pilot program that officials say is the first of its kind in the country.
The program teaches students about data protection, computer network protocols and vulnerabilities, security, firewalls and forensics, data hiding, and infrastructure and wireless security.
Most importantly, officials said, teachers discuss ethical and legal considerations in cyber security.
Perhaps it might also cut down on the amount of script kiddies in the world if they understand the ethics involved a little better.
Cybersecurity is massively important now, even that donkey George Bush appreciates it, especially with the war against terror and cyber terrorism becoming popular around the globe.
President Bush made cyber security a focal point in February 2003 in his National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, citing the importance of safeguarding America from crippling internet-based attacks by terrorists against U.S. power grids, airports and other targets.
I think it’s a good effort, more countries should take up compulsory cyber security education.