Thoughts on We Are Legion

Anonymous. Sigh. I like that they evolved from memes and trolling to helping with revolutions. I do think there is an issue with a group that isn’t a group and doesn’t have direction or a leader. There will always be rogue actors, there will always be dissent, there will be chaos – so although Anonymous…

Thoughts on Hacking

I think as library and information professionals, we need to help the public with the overwhelming amount of cyber crime of which they are probably unaware. If they are aware of the dangers to their personal computers, smart phones, or personal wireless networks, they probably do not know how to guard against it. I have…

Thoughts on War Games

I remember this movie from my childhood. I was fairly young when I saw it and the memory is only that I enjoyed it. Or perhaps I enjoyed Matthew Broderick’s boyish charm. It was nice seeing computer technology in its infancy and how the world didn’t understand what was possible but a few individuals were…

Thoughts on Cyber-Terrorists, Strategy

Do I think cyber-terrorism is a threat? Yes. Do I think the government uses it as hysteria to record and share information about our citizens? Yes. I think we need to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber attack. We need to make sure our water, our transportation hubs, our power sources are protected. But can’t…

Cyber-Terrorism

Cyber-Terror is a term that I have heard in the past but it meant nothing to me. I knew its definition vaguely, I knew it would be disastrous, still it never made an impression on me one way or another. I definitely did not think about it as a large threat to my reality, or…

Global Cyber Espionage

I do believe this is a new type of war, but new is a funny term. I think as long as the internet has been a thing that citizens use, there has been attacks on citizens as well as government entities. People always find a way to get new technologies to work for them, especially…

Wordy

Deckle Edge – 1. The rough irregular edge of a sheet of paper after it leaves the deckle and before it is trimmed. 2. An imitation of this, produced in a trimmed sheet of paper by sawing, tearing, etc. 

Thoughts on s.754 – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

This moves the responsibility from the private businesses to government, regarding cyber-security, and it makes private individuals’ information subject to exposure to government entities. The main tenant of this bill is that it makes it easier for companies to share personal information with the government under the guise of keeping America safe from cyber attack….

IT Fluency 3.0

HTML was rewarding – I finished with a website and it was built from scratch. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, but it was an accomplishment. My issue with HTML is its tediousness. One wrong move and the whole thing goes up in flames. I can say I did it. That’s what counts. Now, onto…

IT Fluency 2.0

You know what? The modules in this course have been a welcome distraction to the absolute insanity that is 2017. I put on my headphones, wade through HTML awkwardly until it works out, and then go to sleep. Honestly, I have enjoyed learning this process and feel as if I have definitely become more fluent….

IT Fluency

I am a second year student at the University of Alabama Library and Information Science program, and a mother of three. We live in Birmingham, Alabama with our lab mix T.J. I am focused on bibliotherapy and gifted children in the public library, and have a website which explores this topic as I study it….