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Resources and readings: General cybersecurity

This is a basic collection of general cybersecurity readings with an abstract/preview and very lazy APA formatting. I’ll be adding to this as time goes by and creating more specific reading lists, as well. Al-khateeb, S., Hussain, M. N., & Agarwal, N. (2017). Social Cyber Forensics Approach to Study Twitter’s and Blogs’ Influence on Propaganda Campaigns. In D. Lee, Y.-R. Lin, N. Osgood, & R. Thomson (Eds.), Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling (Vol. 10354, pp. 108–113). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60240-0_13 In […]

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Back to School

In 2015, when I walked across the stage in the Convocation center on the main Ohio University campus in Athens, OH, and was hooded by my inimitable advisor, it occurred to me that I’d never be a student again. I’d be teaching, sure–heck, I was already a program director at that point–but I’d likely never get that feeling again of being on that side of the lectern, as it were. Excited for new ideas and topics and discussions and, let’s […]

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Spicing Up Your Remote Work with Zoom and OBS

Seems like everybody I know is now working remotely due to the virtual worldwide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of folks that have little to no experience with it. And that’s okay! We’re all in this together. At this point, simple ettiquite and knowing how to mute your microphone should be considered passable skills. That said, if you are comfortable with working remotely and want to do something a bit more interesting than just, “Hey, look! […]

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Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Privacy and Security

A little while back I was involved in a Twitter thread in which I suggested the Brave browser for its integrated privacy and security settings. Both! I sync my Brave wallet across all my browsers, though. This is just one of the browsers and, wow, it's disturbing. pic.twitter.com/aziApUdiQA— Dr. Ryan "Rebel Without a Clause" Straight (@RyanStraight) December 3, 2019 That’s fairly striking, I know. Maybe I should do a blog post on this kinda thing. A "so you want to […]

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Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Privacy and Security

A little while back I was involved in a Twitter thread in which I suggested the Brave browser for its integrated privacy and security settings. Both! I sync my Brave wallet across all my browsers, though. This is just one of the browsers and, wow, it's disturbing. pic.twitter.com/aziApUdiQA— Dr. Ryan "Rebel Without a Clause" Straight (@RyanStraight) December 3, 2019 That's fairly striking, I know. Maybe I should do a blog post on this kinda thing. A "so you want to […]

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Owning Your Success: Battling the Impostor Phenomenon in Higher Education

Extended Abstract While attending OLC Innovate 2018, a graduate student standing at the back of the room noted that she didn’t belong at the conference. It was not because of the conference topics or structure. It was because she felt like she was somehow not as knowledgeable as or not as experienced as other attendees. This student, working on her doctorate in online learning belonged at the conference, and yet she felt her experiences and accomplishments in the online learning […]

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