Healthcare Information Security Podcast
Healthcare Information Security Podcast
Improving Cyber Awareness - Strategies from Dena Haritos Tsamitis of Carnegie Mellon
1 seconds Posted Feb 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm.
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Dena Haritos Tsamitis has an ambitious goal for the year: to improve cyber awareness among 10 million people globally.

The Director of Education, Training and Outreach at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab, Dena discusses:

The cyber awareness challenge among people of all ages;
Effective techniques for improving awareness;
How organizations can improve and maximize their own efforts.

Dena oversees education, training and outreach for Carnegie Mellon CyLab, the university's cybersecurity research center. She leads the MySecureCyberspace initiative to raise "cyber awareness" in Internet users of all ages through a portal, game and curriculum. She guides the education initiatives of the NSF Situational Awareness for Everyone center, which explores ways to improve computer defenses by incorporating models of human, computer and attack interactions into the defenses themselves. Also through CyLab, she serves as Principle Investigator on two NSF-funded programs: the Scholarship for Service (SFS) program and the Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP). The SFS program provides full scholarships to highly qualified students pursuing studies in information assurance. The IACBP is an intensive summer program to help build information assurance education and research capacity at minority-serving colleges and universities.