Cryptoy's Encryption App Teaches Kids About Encoded Messages

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 22, 2015
References: play.google & eandt.theiet.org
The Cryptoy encryption app was launched as a way to familiarize youth with encoded messages.

Developed by intelligence and security company GCHQ, this app targets secondary school students and teachers. Within the app, users are able to create and send an cryptographic messages, which are to be deciphered by recipient. Since it's clear that technology is only going to become more involved in our daily lives int he future, by implementing this teaching aid, GCHQ aims to equip the next generation with the skills to protect themselves from cyber attacks. As described by Robert Hannigan of GCHQ, "Building maths and cyber skills in the younger generation is essential for maintaining the cyber security of the UK and growing a vibrant digital economy."