Science Soapbox gets a crash course in cybersecurity with nationally recognized expert Dr. Diana Burley. Dr. Burley is Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University and executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P). In this episode, recorded at the AAAS Science Diplomacy Meeting, we chat about what it means to work in cybersecurity, the need to recruit diversity into the workforce, and the role of diplomacy in keeping our worldwide cybersystems safe.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during the show:
- To learn more about the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), visit their official website here
- Check out the US National Science Foundation CyberCorps program Dr. Burley led before moving to George Washington University
- Women in Cybersecurity just held their fourth annual conference in Tuscon, but you can still learn more about them (so you can join next year!) here
- Just this morning, WIRED UK published a piece on Cybersecurity in 2025: the skills we’ll need to tackle threats of the future
- And here’s another piece from WIRED on the Internet of Things: In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One
- To learn more about our amazing hosts, the Center for Science Diplomacy at the AAAS, visit their website and check out their amazing quarterly publication Science & Diplomacy
This episode was recorded on March 29, 2017 at the AAAS Science Diplomacy Meeting. Special thanks to the AAAS Science Diplomacy team for the great event and to Visager for music.