Cyber Security Awareness: The Internet of Things (IoT)

As people more and more come to rely on connectivity through the IoT, this course will raise and answer several key security concerns.
Course info
Rating
(50)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 21, 2016
Duration
54m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(50)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 21, 2016
Duration
54m
Description

Have you joined the global movement of people who are connected through the IoT? If so, Cyber Security Awareness: The Internet of Things (IoT), is the course for you. First you'll take a quick look at the current cyber environment before addressing security concerns that come when dealing with kids, robots, health devices, smart cars, and drones. Finally you'll look at some protective measures that can be employed to better protect your interests.

About the author
About the author

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He has spent 42 years working in information systems with Digital Equipment Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and now Zeta Associates, Inc. Tom’s experience includes computer systems hardware design, construction, customer service, software engineering, network engineering and support, and most recently cyber security.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Hello, and welcome to our Cyber Security Awareness course on The Internet of Things. My name is Tom Tobiassen with Mentor Source, and I will be your instructor for this course. I hold cyber security certifications, Information Systems Security Professional, and Information Systems Security Engineer through the International Cybersecurity Consortium, (ISC)2. Have you ever wondered what it is meant by the term Internet of Things? Technology and the internet are moving fast. The visions of the internet has evolved due to the convergence of several technologies, like wireless communications, real-time computer decision making, computer learning, small, sophisticated sensors, cheap, high-resolution cameras, and the ability to embed computers in everyday appliances. This means that computers and everything are enabling the interconnection of devices and appliances into a collection of what has become known as the Internet of Things. There are a lot of aspects of cyber security that merit everyone's attention, not just the people that are professionals in the cyber security or IT field, but also the society at large. People need to understand what is going on in this arena, and one of the key aspects are some policy issues. What I would like to do is give you a brief idea of how the government and the private sector can work together in a public/private partnership in an area that I think is critical to our nation's security, and the security of the world.