Season 1

#CyberChats Podcast 004: "Playing to Win: Game Theory and Cybersecurity" - Featuring guests Dr. Seth Hamman and DJ Strickland

Episode 004 Details

We don't play around in cybersecurity, but we definitely game! In this episode, our guests detail the role that games and game strategy play in teaching us how to think like an adversary and keep safe online.

We chat with DJ Strickland about his work and advocacy in bringing more representation into the cyber community through video games and comic books. But, like DJ experienced, we learn that hackers use adversarial thinking to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems. So, our host challenges guest Dr. Seth Hamman to a tense game of rock-paper-scissors to show how game theory can help us understand the motivations of cyber criminals and anticipate their actions to protect ourselves against them.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting to learn about online safety, you won’t want to miss this episode to level up your cybersecurity skills and stay safe online! After you listen, you can put your own game theory skills to the test by completing this week’s episode challenge!

So, what are you waiting for? Tune in and join the conversation!

EPISODE CHALLENGE:  The Episode 004 Challenge is closed. Visit the Challenge Page to learn about more of the Season 1 challenges. And check the Leaderboard to see your progress.

*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the National Cryptologic Foundation. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only.

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Episode 004 Challenge

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The Challenge is closed. Visit the Challenge Page to see more of Season 1 challenges. And remember to check the Leaderboard page to see your progress!

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