Episode from the podcastAccessCyber: Preparing Digital Defenders

Dr. Nasir Memon of New York University on Building Future-Proof Cybersecurity Education Programs

Released Monday, 23rd November 2020
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Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Co-Founder of the NYU Center for Cyber Security, Founder of the Osiris Lab & CSAW; In more ways than one, Dr. Nasir Memon is a pioneer in the field of cybersecurity education. On this episode of the AccessCyber Podcast, Dr. Memon (NYU) joins us to chat about all things cybersecurity education, including:
- How the security industry has changed over the last 2 decades
- Defining cybersecurity from an academic lens
- The origins of information security as an academic discipline, and how it relates to business, mathematics, and computer science
- What does it actually mean for a system to 'be secure'
- Models for how industry and academia can work together to better serve students
- What students should and shouldn't expect from the college experience
- Studying algorithms and learning how to think
- Foundational learning versus role-based education
- Disruption in higher education in the midst of a pandemic
- Working with Phil Venables, Splunk, Qualys, ZScaler, and others
Learn more at AccessCyber.org

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