Category: Cyber Frontiers

Cyber Roundtable with ACES Cybersecurity Students at UMD – CF018

This week on cyber frontiers Jim Collison comes to D.C. to join Christian and Ashton for a cyber roundtable conversation. We chat with students in the ACES cybersecurity program at the University of Maryland to gain their perspective on the state of the industry, educating students in the field, and potential future career paths for… Continue reading

Cyber Legislation, Education, and A Healthy Dose of Realism with Special Guest Dr. Jim Purtilo – CF017

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian, Ashton, and Jim catch up with Dr. Jim Purtilo (guest from Episode 3) to discuss historical and trending topics in cyber legislation, as well as many of the central issues surrounding cyber education in industry and academia. We explore some of the driving factors behind changes in mentality on… Continue reading

Using Big Data and Graph Theory to Map the WWW – CF016

This week Ashton and Christian kick off the new year by discussing plans to launch the first major cybersecurity research project on the development sandbox: mapping the internet with traceroute, distributed Nmap, and Hadoop. We discuss strategies and design challenges that will be present early on in development and potential solutions that may be employed.… Continue reading

Sony Hackers, Cyber Attackers, Data Breaches of 2014 and Sentiment Analysis Code To Let Us Know How Everyone Else Feels About It All – CF015

This week on Cyber Frontiers Ashton, Christian, and Jim have the conversation everyone else has been - Sony! We talk about what the Sony breach means for the cybersecurity field, and how it compares and contrasts to breaches of the past. We have some great conversation around what constitutes "damage" in a cyber breach, how… Continue reading

Part 2: Exploring Big Data Through the Twitterverse – CF014

This week Ashton and Christian continue their exploration of Big Data through tweets around the world using Twitter's Streaming API. In particular, Christian walks through improvements to his starter kit, showing how to manipulate and filter tweets, as well as do the classic Word Count example using tweets and hashtags. Ashton walks us through how… Continue reading

Exploring Big Data Through the Twitterverse – CF013

This week Ashton and Christian begin an exciting, multi-part series on how to leverage big data technologies to learn new skills in data analytics using one of the world's cheapest and largest value data sources - tweets! We take a look at the Twitter Streaming API, techniques for collecting and storing these data sets, and… Continue reading