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Future Tense addresses cybersecurity in February stories, videos, interactives

cybersecurity self-defense

February 16, 2017

In an effort to help educate everyday people on the basics of cybersecurity, Future TenseFuture Tense is a partnership between Arizona State University, Slate and New America that publishes on emerging technologies, public policy and society. is running a February Futurography package of articles, cheat sheets, videos and interactive quizzes called Cybersecurity Self-Defense.

“I'm really excited to publish this series,” Future Tense editor Torie Bosch said. “People sometimes get intimidated about personal digital security, but as our experts show, you don't have to be a computer genius to protect yourself and your information.”

The monthlong Futurography packages serve as deeper dives into weighty topics at the intersection of technology, policy and society — to give people the tools to make good decisions, cut through the hype and be more informed citizens around technology issues.

Jamie Winterton

The Cybersecurity Self-Defense package includes an event this afternoon, from 4-6 p.m., on how to secure your devices, featuring Jamie Winterton, director of strategic research initiatives for ASU’s Global Security Initiative, who has provided ASU Now with valuable insights on iPhone access; the state of U.S. cybersecurity; the DNC hack; voter database hacking; and Russian hacking of the presidential election.

The device-security event takes place in Washington, D.C., but will be livestreamed on the New American website. Click here to RSVP.

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