CyberHeroes Officially Launched

TODAY was DAY 1 of CyberHeroes week! We had an incredible line of events lined up.

First, we had a wonderful reception at Cyberworkplace, where everyone involved in the project was finally able to meet each other. Next, our Chairman Anouk Vos announced the official opening of CyberHeroes with Charles Ashley III, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cultivating Coders, and US Embassy Public Affairs Counselor gave a short speech.

After a short break, Phil Zimmermann, creator of Pretty Good Privacy and member of the internet hall of fame, gave an incredible talk on the history of Cryptography. After Lunch, Oscar Koeroo, Team Lead at the Strategy and Policy Team of the Chief Information Security Office at KPN gave a hands-on lecture on RSA encryption.

We ended the day with some educational fun: a lock-picking challenge! Participants learned how to pick locks and then competed against each other in a series of competitions. This activity is meant to symbolize how easy it is to “hack” the security technology we have today – and that it’s time for change!