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Tyler’s Practical Security Tips: Insights from Robotics Major Tyler Widener

Introducing Tyler Widener, a robotics major with a distinct viewpoint on the dynamic field of cybersecurity. In this “Grab the Axe” interview, Tyler opens up about his personal security precautions, views on internet safety, and future prospects for cybersecurity.

Tyler responds quickly when asked to define cybersecurity: “Cybersecurity refers to the safety of digital information.” This succinct explanation lays the groundwork for his strategy for protecting his digital assets in the broad internet space.

Tyler admits that despite his proficiency in robotics, he hasn’t worked on any cybersecurity-related projects. Recognizing his lack of expertise in the industry, he decides against taking risks in areas where he lacks confidence.

Tyler generally uses two-factor authentication, especially for sensitive data, and uses strong passwords as his primary security measures. His awareness of the critical role these steps play in preserving digital security is reflected in his practical approach.

Tyler’s Practical Security Tips

Unlike many who follow cybersecurity news sites religiously, Tyler acknowledges that he does not actively stay up to date on the most recent advancements in the industry. His strategy to dealing with phone scammers is simple: he uses technology, like the “scam likely” feature, and takes a no-nonsense stance by swiftly identifying and rejecting unsolicited calls or messages.

According to Tyler, cybersecurity will keep developing in the future for both hackers and defenders. He anticipates more advanced security measures, but he thinks hacking and security will always coexist in balance. He anticipates a wider range of possible targets for cybercriminals.

Tyler bases his personal security approach on trust: he has faith in his passwords and steers clear of any activity that could pique the curiosity of a hacker. Physically speaking, he stresses the need of guarding doors and has strategies in place for home defense, highlighting the significance of a comprehensive approach to personal safety.

Tyler thinks the school is safe, at least from little dangers, even in light of possible cyberthreats. This viewpoint exhibits a certain level of trust in the educational setting’s security framework.

Tyler Widener concludes by providing a sensible and practical viewpoint on cybersecurity. His focus on core security procedures, realistic expectations for the future, and all-encompassing approach to personal security offer insightful perspectives into the thinking of a robotics student navigating the digital world. People like Tyler add to the continuing conversation about protecting our digital identities as technology advances. Keep checking back for more fascinating perspectives on the wide-ranging field of cybersecurity.

Interview Conducted by UAT Student Alexis Sloan, Connect and Learn more LinkedIn STEM for Kiddos Instagram @stem_for_kiddos

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University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona

Cybersecurity Program

UAT’s cybersecurity degrees are recognized for their excellence, with programs including undergraduate studies in Network Security, Network Engineering, and Technology Forensics, as well as a graduate program in Cyber Security. These programs are designed to propel graduates to the forefront of the industry, equipping them with the skills needed to become ethical hackers and cybersecurity professionals. The undergraduate Network Security degree emphasizes proactive techniques to protect information systems against potential exploitation, covering areas such as penetration testing and the development of exploits for identified vulnerabilities​​​​.

Business & Innovation Programs

UAT offers advanced degrees focusing on the intersection of technology and business, aiming to foster innovation and leadership skills. These include Business Technology, Technology Innovation, Technology Leadership, and Technology Studies, each designed to prepare students for leadership roles in technology-driven environments​​.

  • Business Technology (BS)
  • Technology Innovation (MS)
  • Technology Leadership (MS)
  • Technology Studies (BS)

Creation & Simulation Programs

For those interested in the creative aspects of technology, UAT offers degrees in Digital Maker and Fabrication, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Embedded Systems, and Virtual Reality. These programs are geared towards students looking to innovate in digital creation and simulation​​.

  • Digital Maker and Fabrication (BS)
  • Human Computer Interaction (BS)
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems (BS)
  • Virtual Reality (BS)

Alexis Sloan

Hi! My name is Alexis Sloan. I’m originally from Denver, Colorado but currently out in Tempe, Arizona attending The University of Advancing Technology getting a bachelors degree in network security and network engineering and in the future pursuing a masters in technology leadership. I have a project called STEM For Kiddos running, in GeekRho (student council) here on campus, President of Gardening Club, and anything else to keep me busy. From dying my hair to studying to crocheting at the end of the day I am happy to be here and have the opportunity to interview fellow students and bring awareness to others about cybersecurity. I hope you enjoy the insights from others within the blogs.