Slide Deck from a Presentation I gave to Middle Schoolers Regarding InfoSec

I was asked by a buddy that is a teacher to give a talk to school kids at the middle school he teaches at. Its in the Ferguson Florissant school district. So you know i’m not a walking egoist, i was asked to talk through what I do, and pick some things to engage the 13 year old population. I picked the Sony breach because of the relationship to Lizard Squad (whom surprisingly a lot of the 13 years recognized due to the xbox live/psn ddos of christmas personally impacting their ability to game).

Also, you’ll see a slide called The House. Its an exercise/game i did with the kids where i ask them to think about a house. Its got doors, windows, and even sometimes a chimney. How do you protect it? They would say things like locks, alarms, bullet proof windows, chimney blocks, dogs, etc. I’d then take each one and ask them to now try and think like an attacker and how would they get past that thing they just threw out. Then, i’d ask ok, how would you prevent someone from doing whatever that thing was. I stopped at that level. Then i told them, thats what we do when we threat model at work. And instead of a house we do it for the systems we are trying to protect.

Anyway, slide decks embedded. Not going to change your world, but side note did it all on google slides (their ppt tool) and was able to pull it up on any of the machines at the school tied to a projector AND it played animated gifs so it worked out well.



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