Cyber Frontiers – Exploring Cyber Security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective – CF001

Christian Johnson joins Jim (@jcollison) for show #1 and the Pilot of Cyber Frontiers brought to you by the Average Guy Network.

Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does.  Never on a schedule, but always up to date!

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Welcome/Podcast Introduction

— Origins from Christian’s Corner

—What’s the purpose – History, Current Events, and Technical Training

—Interactive Events Planned

What is Big Data? What is Cyber security?


Big data – term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.

Cyber security – the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this.

History of Big Data in a nutshell

“Big data and network science are going to merge, marrying the internet of data with the internet of things in new ways, and this will be world changing. Just as in the 1800s there was a shift from electricity as a curiosity to a commodity made possible by the emergence of electrical engineering, so too now are we in the midst of a shift in data as a commodity, and more importantly as a resource, in ways not previously imagined” — Shirley Ann Jackson, RPI

History of Cyber Security in a Nutshell

—It’s more than just the technical aspects. Legal, economic, personal, etc. Privacy implications, living implications, to the point where our most important functions in society have moved to a cyber world.

How are these topics related? (Discussion)

Education Institutions Are at the Forefront

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