Discover Systems Security Engineering - with guest Sandi Roddy of JHU-APL

Date of Chat: 13 Nov 2020
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Chat Description: This #CyberChats session was focused on the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines' Big Idea #5: SYSTEM SECURITY and featured guest speaker Sandi Roddy of JHU-APL. Sandi also discusses cyber career information during this Chat.

Systems Security Engineering (SSE) focuses on making sure the “system” (whether in a hospital, home or bank) works the way it should in the event something goes wrong. That ‘something’ can be a cyber attack, an error (human or machine), or, an unexpected event. 

SSE means figuring out how to design, develop and test systems – either from scratch or fixing existing systems. Security engineers also need to think about how the system may break down and understand what that means to the hospital, home, or bank.

Software development skills, hardware integration skills, understanding how economics affects decision making, knowing how people use the system (a bit of psychology mixed in!) and how businesses work are all useful. Don’t expect all those skills to be in one person. Being able to work in teams of people with different expertise is the surest way to success.

This #CyberChat took place via our Nepris online classroom. If you don't already have a Nepris account, you will need to create a free Nepris account to view the recording. Learn more and view the recording.

Learn more by watching the Big Idea #5 introduction video presented by Mr. Jeremy Epstein of the National Science Foundation.

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