Once upon a time, cybersecurity was a niche subject matter, often synonymous with men in hoodies. Today, particularly in the wake of a pandemic that has instigated a mass shift to remote working, it is increasingly recognised as a mainstream concern. Cybersecurity can no longer rest on the shoulders of an organisation’s IT department. Rather, it is every citizen’s responsibility.
As we continue to endure quarantine measures and are likely running out of ideas to keep ourselves entertained, we thought this would be the ideal moment to introduce the Eskenzi Cyber Book/Film Club! More than educational, this club will be a fun opportunity to bring the community together.
Unfortunately, cybersecurity has had a bad reputation of being a technical, inaccessible issue focused primarily on coding and programming. Yet, it is, in fact, multi-dimensional. The threat of cyber-warfare makes it a political issue; the tactic of phishing and playing on the public’s heightened emotions make it a psychological one; the rise of AI and the danger of bias draws upon philosophy and morality. This club will explore a range of books and films, both fictional and non-fictional alike, using these as an anchor for insightful and topical discussion.
We hope to invite authors and other experts to take part, and the format can range from TweetChats and roundtables to live interviews. More importantly, we want you involved. Through social media polls, or via our forms online, we want to hear your suggestions and book/film recommendations. We look forward to having you join us on this passion project!