Lessons From Teaching Cybersecurity: Week 1

Lessons From Teaching Cybersecurity: Week 1
As I had mentioned previously, this year, I’m going back to school. Not to take classes but to teach a course at my alma mater, Fanshawe College. I did this about a decade ago and thought it was interesting, so I was excited to give it another go. Additionally, after a friend mentioned that their kid wanted to learn Python, I developed an Intro to Python course aimed at the high school students that I’m teaching weekly. I thought that this would be good fodder for the State of Security. So, whenever I have something interesting to discuss, expect to find it here.A week of teaching is in the books, and I’ve learned a few things. I am teaching two classes. One contains two adults and three teens. The other contains 20 college students. That’s two unique classes, but a few common lessons. These lessons may seem obvious. In fact, I’ll state that they are all obvious, but I wanted to reiterate them for people that may have forgotten them. I think that these are even more important to keep in mind in a Work From Home world.If it can go wrong, it will go wrong.There’s a learning curve to all new software.Stupid bugs are stupid.Technology just might be more magic than science.If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong.Things will go wrong. I had students with software that crashed during labs, students with computers that crashed during scheduled times and a student that missed ..