Turn up your Radio: Cybersecurity learning for older adults

Episode Summary

In this episode we talk with Dr. James Nicolson, a Lecturer in the School of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University about digital seniors and how they learn about cybersecurity. This is an important topic as seniors are a growing online population but they are often overlooked by cybersecurity educators. Being older doesn't mean that you are not able to use computers or practice good cybersecurity, but it is something that most of us have to learn. Where do they gather their information from and what do they think about different sources of information ?

Episode Notes

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Papers mentioned in this episode:

Nicholson, J., Coventry, L., & Briggs, P. (2019, April). If It's Important It Will Be A Headline: Cybersecurity Information Seeking in Older Adults. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 349). ACM.



The introduction was from a video on the importance of radio.  Check out the Prelinger archives for public domain videos containing interesting history.   

"Turn up your Radio"  was a song by Australian Rock group the Master's Apprentices.  If you read this far, treat yourself ;)/