Today David Raymond @dnomyard is part of equipping Virginia high school students to defend themselves from cyber attacks. With knowledge in digital forensics and current technology, the Virginia Cyber Range is working to lead the world in educating its students on cyber security. Learn how in this wide-ranging conversation about modern security.
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In today's show, we'll discuss:
- Privacy online
- Digital hygiene (yes, this is a word!)
- Password knowledge
- Digital forensics
- Issues with Smart devices and security
I hope you enjoy this episode with David!
Want to hear another episode on digital citizenship? Listen to Alice Chen talk about 5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know.
Selected Links from this Episode
- Twitter handle: @dnomyard
- Virginia Cyber Range
- Some of the topics David discusses are clarified in this article What Your Students Really Need to Know about Digital Citizenship by Vicki Davis on Edutopia
- 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Passwords
- (Editor’s Note on Leon Panetta’s password being password: I heard this on an interview with Julian Assange, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4087092/Assange-says-14-year-old-hacked-Democratic-emails-reveals-John-Podesta-s-password-password.html however, there are those examining this who claim that this is not true – – honestly, there is no real way to verify what his password was, although admittedly many of his passwords are overly simplistic. So, whether his password was password or not, we can determine that his overly simplistic password did indeed cause him to be hacked if it is to be determined that he way he set his passwords was consistent with other passwords we know he had. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/jan/06/jesse-watters/claim-john-podestas-email-password-was-password-la/
- Malware Attacks up on Mac’s by 744% (from research by Mcafee)
- How to Keep Your Smart TV from Spying on You
- Here are current identity theft statistics – https://www.identityforce.com/blog/identity-theft-odds-identity-theft-statistics It looks like that our students may actually be much more likely to fall prey to identity theft with those 20-29 having a 1 in 4 chance!
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Full Bio As Submitted
David Raymond @dnomyard is Director of the Virginia Cyber Range, Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office and Lab, and adjunct faculty in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at VT. He has taught networking and cybersecurity courses for over 10 years at Virginia Tech and at West Point and is a retired U.S. Army officer.
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