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Tim King & Sheena Bolton: Exploring CyberTitan
19th January 2024 • The Root & STEM Podcast • Pinnguaq
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On this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, Sheena Bolton and Timothy King of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) explain CyberTitan, a cybersecurity competition for middle and high schoolers organized by the ICTC.

Tim breaks down what goes on during a CyberTitan competition and the benefits a competitor might take away from the experience (05:02). Next, Tim reveals who prepares the objectives for CyberTitan and shares some student successes (07:52) before Sheena explains how ICTC is prioritizing cybersecurity as the industry and importance of new talent skyrockets (11:05). Sheena describes some more benefits of being a competitor (15:10).Tim shares some threats the prominence of AI and scaling of quantum computing pose to humans (13:06), as well as the positive effects this rather new technology could have (19:23). Next, Sheena explains how a family effort can help susceptible individuals such as seniors stay safe from cyber threats and phone scams (23:11), before each offering a simple actionable you can put into practice today to instantly improve their cybersecurity (30:22).