Hak4Kidz will be running a full day at BSides Toronto on October 5th, 2019!

About this Event

Hak4Kidz is an event designed by ethical hackers and Information Security professionals, dedicated to bringing the educational and communal benefits of white hat hacking conferences to children and young adults, from 7-17 years of age. We accomplish our mission by putting our collective expertise and passion on display in activities that allow attendees to interact with a variety of technologies and skill sets. A combination of an open area of STEHM stations, and concentrated workshops will enable the attendees to expand and enlighten their technical interests.

Hak4Kidz will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm on October 5th. Hak4Kidz is designed for children and young adults, age 7-17. All children and young adults must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is required to remain with them throughout the event.

Check-in will start when BSidesTO check-in opens. Please bring a laptop for your child to use. Light lunch and snacks will be provided.

Please note - Ryerson University is not a nut free facility.


Snap Circuits - All Ages

Learn the basics of electronics with easy to use building components in this award winning electrical engineering maker toy

Highly educational game about building different electrical circuits

Lockpick Station - All Ages

Presented in partnership with TOOOL. Learn to tinker hands-on with locks and tools

SpyMath Station - All Ages

Learn how to hide secret messages using advanced math to encode and decode messages while learning the basics of cryptology and steganography

STEHM Station - All Ages

An activity station devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering, Hacking and Math learning

Soldering Station - Ages 10-17

Students will learn the basics of soldering with an introduction to equipment, safety, techniques, and fixing mistakes at our 5 soldering stations

Damn Vulnerable Web App Lab (10am) - Ages 13-17

Presented by HackStudent & the Mohawk College Cyber Security Club - Learn about web app hacking to help reinforce the need for security testing

Wireless lab (1pm) - age 13-17

Presented by HackStudent & the Mohawk College Cyber Security Club - Learn about wireless hacking to help reinforce the need for security testing

Lab Requirements

In order to take part in the hands-on exercises, attendees are required to bring a laptop with either VirtualBox or VMware, installed. 8GB of RAM and 20GB of free space. Instructions will be provided to attendees prior to Hak4Kidz to allow time to download the installation image and install it prior to the lab.