If someone had told me 4 years ago when I was sitting in my office thinking up ways to make kids cry what this little competition would have turned into, I would not have believed them. But there I sat trying to figure out how to teach kids that social engineering skills can be used for good, that critical thinking is important, and that you can learn to influence, read body language, pick locks and GET PAID to do it.
From that was born the first SECTF4Kids. A competition that pitted young adults and little kids against one another in feats of timed social engineering skills.
In the very first SECTF4Kids I spent about 6 months thinking of every diabolical thing I could to make the competition difficult, and then to see some kids finish in 2 hours… well, was demoralizing.