Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB

A line of quadcopter drones hovered above the floor in a large room on campus at Cal State San Bernardino.

Several middle school-age girls intently worked the screens of their iPods and then one by one the drones dropped to the floor.

Welcome to camp “GenCyber” a week-long educational effort designed to introduce girls to the world of cyber security and other computer skills.

After the lesson on how to hack, the girls learned how to protect their drones against a hack.

“This is pretty cool. It just went down with a single stroke,” said Leah, 12, of San Bernardino.

The scenario is all too real.

In 2011 Iranian government personnel hacked into the recently developed RQ-170 stealth unmanned spy plane and controlled its landing to a spot where Iranian officials could examine it.

The cyber security camp was funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

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