Hashing for Cyber Educators

Hashing for Cyber Educators

October 15, 7:00pm — 8:00pm
Virtual Event

Free professional development webinar for high school teachers

Cybersecurity Workshop


October 15, 7:00pm — 8:00pm


Available online only.
See description for details.

Intro Text

This 60-minute 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. A Zoom link will be emailed before the webinar begins.

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.

Pre-requisites: If you do not already have a U.S. Cyber Range account, please plan to attend a 30-minute "set-up" session on either October 1st at 8 pm Central or sometime between 11 am and 2 pm Central on October 2nd.