A Cyber Security State of Mind

From the NYU Newsroom:

Abigail Mente teaches courses in the Living Environment and Earth Science at New York City’s High School for Leadership and Public Service, so when her own seven-year-old plays the popular world-building video game Minecraft, she has always enjoyed seeing the landscapes—the forests, caves, and lakes—he creates using the game’s block-based building system. This summer, however, she gained a new appreciation of another aspect of internet gaming she had not previously considered carefully: cyber security. “There’s a chat function on Minecraft that allows players to communicate with one another and share information, so that’s extremely important for an adult to monitor,” she says. “Having the honor of hearing security experts like Justin Cappos and Nasir Memon speak opened my eyes as both a parent and a teacher.”

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