Password Cracking for High School Educators

Password Cracking for High School Educators

February 4, 6:00pm — 8:00pm
Virtual Event

Free online workshop for high school cybersecurity teachers!


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February 4, 6:00pm — 8:00pm


Available online only.
See description for details.

Intro Text

This online workshop shows how passwords are stored on a system and how they can be cracked. Using materials from CYBER.ORG’s Cybersecurity course, you will learn how to create a password hash on a Kali Linux machine and explore when the machine stores these hashed passwords. Then you will practice three different methods of password cracking: brute force, using a dictionary, and rainbow tables.

  • The following Labs are covered in this workshop:
  • Passwords Lab
  • Brute Force Lab
  • Dictionary Lab
  • Rainbow Tables Lab


This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from CYBER.ORG. Participants will receive free access to online curriculum materials for their classroom. Due to grant funding restrictions, this workshop is only available to K-12 teachers in the US.

Note that workshop times are listed in Central Standard Time.