Season 2

#CyberChats Podcast Season 2: Episode 16 (Re-Air Episode from Season 1): "Playing to Win: Game Theory and Cybersecurity" - featuring guests Seth Hamman and DJ Strickland

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We don't play around in cybersecurity, but we definitely game! In this Re-Air episode from Season 1, 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 cybercriminals 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!

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Topics Discussed During this Episode: Game Theory


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