File Hashing for High School Educators

File Hashing for High School Educators

February 15, 6:00pm — 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Free online workshop for high school cybersecurity teachers!


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February 15, 6:00pm — 7:00pm


Available online only.
See description for details.

Intro Text

This online workshop talks about file hashing and how a person can safely download files online without the risk of downloading a malicious file. This workshop will first explore how to hash a file with different methods, then where to find a file hash when downloading a file online. After this, the workshop will explore collisions and why certain algorithms, like the MD5, should no longer be used to verify a file.

The following Labs (from CYBER.ORG's Cybersecurity course) are covered in this workshop:

  • File Hashing Lab
  • Collision Lab

This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from the CYBER.ORG. Participants will receive access to online curriculum materials as well as a temporary log-in to the U.S. Cyber Range. Due to grant funding restrictions, this workshop is only open to K-12 educators in the U.S.

Note that workshop times are listed in Central Standard Time.