Hungry, Hungry Hackers (H3) is an applied research competition sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Georgia Institute of Technology. H3 works to create games and challenges that give students a hands-on experience in the realm of cyber security, primarily through “hacking”. An understanding of potential threats is essential to the building of secure systems. One can not defend against what one does not know.
Additionally the H3 program educates our community in the specifics of hacking such as vulnerability analysis and exploitation. Most communication devices used on a daily basis – from mobile phones, to ATMs, to the largest most widely encompassing social networking channels in history – can be compromised if we fail to properly train our future engineers.