Category Archives: Tech Teaching

Organizing Video Clips for an Online Course

Video clapperboard slate, courtesy B&H Photo Video I’ve signed on to do a Coursera online course on cloud security. I’ll share more details as production progresses. This post contains a few notes on organizing video clips for a large project.

The video almost always consists of two synchronized streams: one of my bearded face narrating the video and the other of animated images, text, and diagrams. This is more complicated than my older video efforts, which consisted of animated presentations with voiceover.

I’ve now learned the value of the famous movie-studio clapperboard slate. I’ve also learned that your file naming process has to blend well with your editing style.

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Cryptosmith Video Series #1 through #15

Diagram of signing a public-key certificateI have posted the fifteenth video in the Cryptosmith Series on practical basic cryptography. The video collection falls into three parts: the network crypto introduction, the DVD example, and the public-key certificate discussion.

There are also updates to other series videos. They now use the acronym “SSL” a lot more, since people recognize it more often than “TLS.” The public-key discussions now include elliptic curve algorithms, since they are very popular in state-of-the-art SSL (TLS) deployments.

An overview and notes about the series appear below. If you take the time to look at these videos, please “like” and/or comment as appropriate.

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Adieu, Online School

NSTISSI Training BadgeI have shut down my online school. It was an interesting experience, but not a cost-effective one. Aside from not getting rich from this, it was really boring to administer a testing program.

On the other hand, I now know an incredible amount about Moodle, the internationally-popular web service for education. I also know how to host an online testing program for much less that commercial vendors charge.

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Reviewer Links for Cloud Computing

Thank you for reviewing Cloud Computing videos!

I’m posting draft videos on my Vimeo site. Here is the link to my Vimeo album:

Try using the following links to watch recently posted videos and interactively review them. Vimeo has kindly let me use their ‘advanced features’ during the month of July, and this is an advanced feature.

  • V06 – Step 2, Improved Robustness
  • V07 – Step 3, Separated Duties
  • V08 – User and Group Permissions

 

 

Streamlined NSTISSI 4011 Training Certificate

NSTISSI 4011 training badgeCryptosmith Institute now offers a second option for earning an NSTISSI 4011 training certificate:

  1. The original option: Complete exams on the 17 chapters in Elementary Information Security plus a final exam covering all material in the textbook.
  2. Students who have already taken a college-level cybersecurity course may skip the separate chapter exams and earn the certificate by taking the final exam.

Students interested in the second “streamlined” option must upload a college transcript showing the relevant course before they take the exam.

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MSSE Cybersecurity Elective 2016

I am offering a Cybersecurity elective for students registered in the University of Minnesota’s Master of Science in Software Engineering program. As I described in the class on Friday, the course uses the textbook I wrote and does a lot of lab work with security tools, including Wireshark, nmap, Gnu Privacy Guard, and vulnerability scanning.

Here is a link to the 2015 syllabus.

Resources for proposed online course: