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Security Camp Is Not Space Camp, Just Based On It (Video) 38

Posted by Roblimo
from the way-better-than-spending-summer-watching-TV dept.
The idea behind the United States Space Camp is to give kids (and some adults) a chance to do astronaut training-type things that will get them jazzed on science and technology, in addition to getting away from home for a while. Security Camp is sort of like that that, says instigator Marc Tobias, but is about security stuff rather than space, and somehow interviewer Timothy Lord didn't ask Tobias about plans to teach security, computer or otherwise, for space travelers, when he talked with Tobias at HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) in New York. Since Tobias is an expert in physical security (locks), and locksmithing is going to be taught at Security Camp along with electronic/hacking-type security skills, it's a good thing all participants will be checked for criminal records and tendencies before they're allowed to participate. If there are plans to make a movie about Security Camp, which Tobias didn't mention one way or the other during this interview, we hope it's better than the 1986 movie, Space Camp.


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Security Camp Is Not Space Camp, Just Based On It (Video)

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  • He taught us how to play Global Thermonuclear War...and chess!!

  • "instigator Mark Tobias"

    Why would you send your children to someone like this? Does he razz them for a week or two, just to see if he can start something?

  • by vlm (69642) on Tuesday July 17, 2012 @03:38PM (#40677367)

    locksmithing is going to be taught at Security Camp along with electronic/hacking-type security skills

    How utterly uninspiring. I assumed by the title it was going to be like LARP or reality TV show or re-enactment of the Stanford prison experiment and got all excited, then the letdown. Well, it probably is a more productive way to spend your summer than reading /. and playing WoW and CoD all day. Probably.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment [wikipedia.org]

  • ...it's a good thing all participants will be checked for criminal records and tendencies before they're allowed to participate.

    Although I suppose you could check for some criminal records (although most juvenile records will be sealed, so that doesn't seem to be too easy), I have no idea how to check for tendencies, But even if you could, I've always thought that there's a fine line between a tendency to want to be a criminal, and to want to be in law enforcement similar to the fine line between a black-hat and a white-hat. Also...

    If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. --SunTzu

    I think this is especially true in the security arena. Many security consultants (computer and othe

  • I attended Space Camp back in 1983 (almost 30 years ago? damn...), was by far one of the most interesting and fun things I've done. I'd love to go again with my son, but don't think he'd have the same interest as I did (he's more jock than nerd). He's almost the same age I was back then too.

  • by 4mn0t1337 (446316) on Tuesday July 17, 2012 @08:54PM (#40680613)
    So, it isn't a kids's camp per se (although should be family friendly), but ToorCamp [toorcamp.org] has been around for several years. In fact, the first one was keynoted by Emmanuel Goldstein, who runs HOPE where Tobais was interviewed. The camp is attended by InfoSec/Hacker types, so the emphasis is on security, including the physical security that Tobias is fond of. I'm going at it looks like it will be awesome.

    It's happening in a few weeks in Washington state, so if you are in the Pacific Northwest, you should go!
  • Killing their dreams softly...

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