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HANDS-ON HACKING: What sets UCSB’s Computer Security Group apart is its focus on hands-on experience to train students on how to be good hackers. “I give them stuff to break,” explains professor-of-hacking Giovanni Vigna. “In security, it’s ‘Can you break it or not?’” That’s the point of the annual International Capture The Flag competition (pictured), which this year was the world’s biggest hacking competition ever.

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