Season 2 of buzzITtalk is finally here, and to get the season started, we’ve taken on one of the biggest buzzwords out there – cybersecurity. But, a topic like cybersecurity, it turns out, isn’t as easy to tackle as one might think. The show digs into cyber hygiene and hacking while also looking at these from a developer’s perspective. Guests include Chronis Kapalidis from the University of Warwick, David Nordell from the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS), and Uschi Schulte-Sasse from INFORM’s aviation division. Together, they begin to unpack the buzzword “cybersecurity” – what it is, what it isn’t, and what businesses around the world could be doing to tackle it.

Show Notes

Buzzword Introduction (00:42)

The Human Element

Introduction to Chronis Kapalidis (01:19)

Information warfare (02:28)

Cyber hygiene (03:35)

Addressing the “human element” (04:57)

Hoodies and Hackers

Introduction to David Nordell (05:58)

What is hacking? (06:33)

Practical tips for dissuading hackers (08:29)

A Developers Perspective

Introduction to Uschi Schulte-Sasse (11:08)

Developing software with security in mind (13:37)

Who’s responsible for cybersecurity? (14:52)

Being proactive is important (15:50)

Is cybersecurity a requirement when developing software? (19:06)

Wrap Up

Cybersecurity – buzzword or action item? (20:01)

Closing Credits (20:42)

 

Further Readings and Background Research

What is Cybersecurity? (Techopedia)

Cyber Hygiene – Good Practices (Norton)

What is Hacking (Techopedia)

Removing Software Vulnerabilities During Design (IEEE)

The Untold Story of Notpetya, The most Devastating Cyberattack in History (WIRED)

 

Guest Speaker Details

Chronis Kapalidis from the University of Warwick

David Nordell from the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS)

Uschi Schulte-Sasse from INFORM’s aviation division.

 

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