Getting Started with Cyber Security

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We are going to start with the basics of Cyber Security. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20ish years, the internet has enabled the world to connect and interact with one another. Like everything else in life, there are pros and cons to have unlimited, instant access to the internet. The internet connects us all together, enabling us to communicate, shop, virtually do almost anything. But, there are bad people out in our society. Folks that like to take this amazing service and turn it upside down to cause harm. Unfortunately, when the internet was created, security wasn’t really something the creators were worried about. The internet is extremely basic and vulnerable. Fortunately, over the years, we have gotten better at improving the security of the internet. But still, even in 2021 there are many ways to get into trouble on the internet.

The purpose of this podcast and blog is to present to you information about the cyber security world. My main focus is to tailor my episodes and blog posts towards three distinct audiences.

First up are small business owners. During the pandemic, small business owners have been hit the hardest. Sales have probably decreased significantly and many have gone out of business entirely.

Next up are the everyday users of the internet. This can literally be anyone that uses the internet. And yes, this does include you!

And finally, my final target audience are students all over the world. Over the past 8 years, I’ve been trying to introduce folks to the wonderful world of IT/Engineering and have seen little impact. After researching and exploring, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I want to make a dent in the world, I need to start with the youth. I need to influence and guide our youth to make more cyber secure aware decisions when they are interfacing with the internet. And because of this, my last portion of my episodes/posts will be geared towards making the topic relevant to them.

The intent is to also reuse all my content across the different mediums. There are going to be different levels of information you’ll receive depending on the medium you are consuming.

The podcast will focus on: Awareness, Information, and Personal Relevance by utilizing current events.

The blog posts will build upon that foundation and actually walk you through some illustrations or graphics that will further expand the topic. These explorations will be more tailored towards my 3 specific target audience members.

I’ll then take that blog post information and create an actual tutorial geared towards helping people actually implement the information/strategy I discussed in the podcast and blog post.

Lastly, I’ll be utilizing social media to tease and highlight portions of each podcast, blog post, and YouTube tutorial.

Let me know what you think. I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now, trying to create something that will help people on their cyber security journey. The last point I want to highlight is that this journey is going to start at step one. I personally don’t learn very well when I’m thrown in the middle of a topic. So, I’ll be starting at the beginning and covering the basics and then working my way up to more technical content. The first episodes might be a little slow and dry, but for someone that has never learned about the world of cyber security, they’ll be comforted to know I’ll be starting at the most basic level.

Come join me on this journey! If you have any friends or family members that you think might benefit from my content, please share with them. I’m really trying to organically grow this thing and I would really appreciate any of your support. Just reading my articles, listening to my podcast, and watching my videos makes my day!


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