Facebook Looks to Middle School to Fill Hacker Shortage

by ParentCo. May 12, 2016

Facebook has arranged for hundreds of kids, from middle-school age up, to play a hacking game that it’s developed—because it’s having trouble recruiting for security roles.

The company has been arranging competitions using the tool for years, but yesterday (May 11), it open-sourced the game in the hope of exposing more people—including kids, the Facebookers of the future—to the skills involved in cyber security work.

Source: There's a hacker shortage, so Facebook's (FB) turning to middle schools — Quartz



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