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Foundations of Computer Security

Published on July 14, 2020 · Updated on August 12, 2020
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By Mason Egger
Developer Advocate
Foundations of Computer Security

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About the Talk

This is the first talk in a series of Tech Talks from DigitalOcean around Computer Security titled Foundations of Computer Security. This talk will walk you through the fundamentals of computer security, from its history, to common threats you may face, to recommended practices to keep you safe.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn why we need security, what types of attacks you may face, and some general recommended practices and policies to keep you secure.

This Talk is Designed For

  • Anyone who’s new to security or wants a refresher on common security concepts.
  • Beginners of all paths: SysAdmins, Founders, CTOs, DevOps engineers

About the Presenter

Mason Egger (@masonegger) is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean, specializing in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean, he was an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer), helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multi-cloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger. He is a maintainer of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider and contributes to random open source projects here and there. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

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Developer Advocate

Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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