While you have some down time over the holidays, it’s a great opportunity to learn something new. I humbly suggest some cybersecurity and privacy “homework” that is both entertaining and educational! Like watching documentaries? Maybe you prefer to curl up by the fire with a good book? I’ve got you covered!

In the news this week, we have yet another staggeringly large data breach – though it’s not clear whether the bad guys found it before it was locked down. Is your iPhone 6 or 7 running slower than it used to? You may not be imagining it – Apple did it on purpose, and I explain why.

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.