Many people still seem to assume that people who work with computers are not creative. In my experience the best technologists are always creative, although often that creativity manifests itself in ways that are not always visible to those outside their industries. But sometimes the person working with the computer is a visual artist, and … Continue reading The art of technology on display in the Jepson Center TechSpace
Hak4Kidz NFP is a hacking convention for children and young adults. The Chicago Hak4Kidz 2017 event is on June 3rd and registration is open now. I'll be attending with my son, and we are both very excited to go. But, wait! you may say. I've seen movies! I've seen stock photos of guys in hoodies! … Continue reading Hak4Kidz: 4 Reasons to take your kid to a hacking conference
According to research by David Hauser, describing cancer as an enemy that needs to be fought reduces the extent to which people focus on preventive behaviors such as changing their diets. Hauser's work seems to indicate that describing cancer in terms of war and battle metaphors focused people on direct attack actions and made them … Continue reading Do terms like ‘cyber attack’ prevent good computer security practices?
Information security specialists are not just people who nag you about strong passwords and not clicking on strange things. We are also people. People with hearts. People with hearts that love. I've made some Valentine's Day cards for my fellow infosec geeks. Enjoy. You have my permission to save, print, and share these valentines with those … Continue reading Valentine’s Day cards for infosec geeks
People keep promoting the need for everyone from kids to mid-career professionals to learn how to write computer code. The argument is that in the very near future (if we aren't there already) learning how to code will be as important as learning to read and write. An article in Mother Jones asked, "Is Coding … Continue reading Learning to code is NOT the new literacy