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Professor at National Defense University

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Stuxnet—The First Cyber Guided Missile
Episode 1 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Your introduction to the fascinating--and fascinatingly dangerous--world of cybersecurity begins with the story of "Stuxnet." Learn how this unique piece of malware, which shut down a uranium enrichment facility in Iran, signaled the dawn of a new age in which…
The Five Gateways of Internet Vulnerability
Episode 3 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Take a closer look at the cyber domain's inherent vulnerability to cyber threats. Professor Rosenzweig explains the five key gateways to this vulnerability, including the Internet's ability to destroy time and space; allow users to act in ways they can't…
Cyber Fraud, Theft, and Organized Crime
Episode 6 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Professor Rosenzweig leads you on an examination of all-too-common instances of cybercrime that involve fraud and identity theft. You'll encounter crimes that mimic real-world ones (with a computer as the "weapon") and "computer crimes" that are only possible in the…
Privacy for the Cyber Age
Episode 13 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
It appears our current conceptions of privacy in cyberspace will disappear. So what can we do about it? By exploring how the government and private sector use "Big Data"--and how "Big Data" can keep the government honest--you'll discover insights into…
Protecting Yourself in Cyberspace
Episode 16 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Get practical tips on how to reduce your own risk of danger online in your professional and personal life. You'll find out how to choose the most effective passwords, how to set up the most effective personal computer security systems,…
Hacktivists and Insurgency
Episode 7 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Enter the netherworld of hacktivism, or the use of computer hacking methods to stage protests and make political statements. In this episode, learn to identify and distinguish the "good guys" from the "bad guys" by exploring real-world examples that illustrate…
Big Data—“They” Know Everything about You
Episode 12 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
In the first of two episodes on personal data tracking and privacy, ponder the problem of "Big Data"--where your Internet searches can be tracked, your cellphone can broadcast your geographical location instantly, and your online purchases can be catalogued. It's…
The Problem of Identity on the Network
Episode 5 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Identification is perhaps the single most profound challenge for cybersecurity today. In this episode, delve into the question of network anonymity and identity. Who maintains domain names? How can people obscure their identities for malicious purposes? How are network designers…
The Incredible Scope of Cyberspace
Episode 2 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
What makes the Internet so vulnerable is its ability to connect, and to be connected to, anyone and almost anything. Here, explore how cyberspace works. You'll learn what goes on behind the scenes of a simple Internet search, how a…
Of Viruses, Botnets, and Logic Bombs
Episode 4 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Learn about some of the most dangerous ways people can exploit the Internet's vulnerabilities, including DDoS attacks (which flood websites with connection requests), "Trojans" (malware hidden inside an innocent piece of information), and "botnets" (which control computers like puppets). Then,…
Nations at Cyber War
Episode 8 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Turn now to the highest level of cyber conflict: a cyber war between nation-states. What is meant by the term "cyber war"? How does one fight a battle in cyberspace? What do the enemies look like? Do traditional international rules…
International Governance and the Internet
Episode 10 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Continue exploring rules and regulations about the Internet, this time on the international level. First, Professor Rosenzweig discusses existing Internet governance and the dynamics leading to change. Then, he assesses some of the barriers to effective international governance of the…
Listening In and Going Dark
Episode 14 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Learn how encryption and wiretapping work in cyberspace, and how both methods are becoming increasingly frustrating for law enforcement and national security officials. This "going dark" phenomenon, as you'll find in this eye-opening discussion, brings benefits and causes problems--and the…
Government Regulation of Cyberspace
Episode 9 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Join the debate about government regulation of cyberspace with this episode that considers both sides of the issue. By looking at the debate in America over government oversight of cybersecurity (and whether we even need it at all), you'll be…
The Devil in the Chips—Hardware Failures
Episode 15 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Hardware-based threats are one of the most vexing problems in the entire cybersecurity domain. How do we know that our machines will actually do what we tell them to do? Why is compromised hardware such a critical threat to cybersecurity?…
Critical Infrastructure and Resiliency
Episode 17 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Take an alternate approach to cybersecurity, this time focusing on resiliency and recovery. There may be good reason to think that creating a system that isn't immune to failure but is less likely to be attacked--and better able to operate…
Looking Forward—What Does the Future Hold?
Episode 18 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Finish the course with a helpful summary of the main issues and arguments involved in the current state of cybersecurity throughout the world. Then, take an intriguing peek into the future to explore possible--and even radical--new developments that may shape…
The Constitution and Cyberspace
Episode 11 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
Return to American policies on cybersecurity, this time focusing on the idea of government monitoring of the Internet. Start by learning all about how on-network monitoring systems work. After that, step back and examine how government monitoring is enforced and…
Thinking about Cybersecurity - From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare Series
Virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate... which makes keeping these systems safe from threat one of the most pressing problems we face. Get an intriguing look at the structure of the Internet,…
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