The Curiosity Podcast

Fighting in the Fourth Dimension: The U.S. Army on Cyber-warfare

Are hackers really a constant threat, or is hacking just another tool for media manipulation and fearmongering? To get definitive answers, the Curiosity Podcast sat down with the deputy chief of research at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, Dr. Natalie Vanatta. She explains what government and corporate entities are doing to keep the average person safe online – and how people can protect themselves. Plus: learn where the international community draws the line between warfare and cyber-warfare.

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and instructor of mathematics at the United States Military Academy, Dr. Vanatta's work at the Army Cyber Institute focuses on bringing private industry, academia, and government agencies together to explore and solve cyber challenges facing the U.S. Army in the next 3 to 10 years. Stream or download the podcast using the player below, or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and Gretta.

Weapons Of Mass Disruption

Dr. Natalie Vanatta, deputy chief of research at the Army Cyber Institute and mathematics instructor at the United States Military Academy, discusses:

  • How much people should really worry about their own cybersecurity, and the easy steps they can take to secure their information.
  • Ways the U.S. is preparing for the challenges of cyber-warfare.
  • The degree to which advances in computing like blockchain technology and quantum computing could change the future of cybersecurity.
  • Technology's presence on the battlefield and how seemingly innocent wireless technology can affect soldiers in a battle space.

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About the Curiosity Podcast: Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each episode features experts in every field who explain why their knowledge is important and why you should care. Developed as an audio companion to the existing Curiosity experience, you'll learn about your brain and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will share their curiosity to help you understand the world better.

Written By
Cody Gough
November 7, 2017