#6 - Megan Penn on organized cyber crime, violent extremist organizations and getting started in the cyber security field


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Episode #6 of the Standard Deviant Security Podcast is an exploration into the world of organized cyber crime, the online operations of terrorist groups and government policies combatting cyber espionage. Our guest is Megan Penn, who researches cyber security policy, violent extremist organizations and many other related topics.
We cover many subjects, ranging from data theft at e-waste sites, to why ISIS is so successful at using social media tools, to China’s cyber espionage efforts. Additionally, Megan offers invaluable advice for people that want to get into the cyber security field, but don’t have a programming or computer science background.
Megan Penn is a recent graduate from the George Washington University, where she received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs. During her degree, Megan concentrated on transnational security issues, specifically non-state actors and human security, and cyber security policy, a self-designed concentration to include courses in information technology policy and engineering management. Her final co-authored capstone offered policy recommendations for the U.S. government in countering violent extremism online. Although new to cyber security, Megan has been published in Canada and the U.S. on cyber security policy, mobile technology, and cyber crime.
You can follow Megan on Twitter @megantiffany12.
Please follow the Standard Deviant Security Podcast on Twitter @standeviant and visit the website at www.thestandarddeviant.com.

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