These are notes from the four lectures given at Ladue Chapel in the Fall of 2015.
This is an introduction to the course & also an introduction to your speakers, Scott Granneman & Denise Lieberman.
Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities, Solutions, National Security, & the Law
In the first of four talks about cybersecurity, I’ll show you some of the scarier aspects of using the Internet. You’ll see how easy it is for someone to do some very nasty things to your computer & your personal accounts, both financial & social.
Cybersecurity Threats: Heads Up!
- Krebs on Security, by Brian Krebs.
A former columnist forThe Washington Post, Krebs now has an accessible, endlessly fascinating blog chock full of useful, vital information.
- SecurityFocus columns by Scott Granneman.
All of my columns for SecurityFocus, ranging over many issues in security.
- Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box, by Ryan Russell, Ido Dubrawsky, FX, Joe Grand, Tim Mullen, et al.
Written by hackers, this is a collection of short stories, all based on actual technology, that show how to take over various networks. Often very techie, but still wonderful.
General Readings on Technology & the Net
If you're interested in some general info about the Internet & related subjects, here are a few readings that you might enjoy.
- Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, by Michael Hiltzik.
An excellent history of an amazingly inventive group of people that created much of the technology we use today, in a corporation that didn't know what to do with them.
- The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers, by Tom Standage.
Turns out that almost everything people complain about today regarding the Internet were also said by folks over one hundred years ago about the telegraph!
- Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet, by Katie Hafner.
A wonderful early history of the Internet that rarely gets very techie at all. Fascinating!