Jul 21, 2022
Brandon Laur is the Executive Manager and Instructor at The White Hatter, an internet safety and digital literacy education specialist company focused on facilitating workshops and providing presentations on technology safety and privacy. Brandon has worked with The White Hatter for more than 12 years to provide cybersecurity training to students, businesses, and adults.
Brandon is also multi-certified and continues to receive ongoing training in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). He conducts research in areas such as the social aspect of phishing cyber attacks, employee social media screening and online background checks, and the influence of digital technology on human sexuality.
As parents, it’s often easy to assume your children have all the knowledge and answers about technology. But this is not always the case — they may fall victim to scams, phishing, or hacking. So, how can you educate yourself and your children on these matters?
Cybersecurity educator Brandon Laur recommends acquiring knowledge of password and account management to mitigate the risk of being hacked. Managing each account and password can be difficult, so it’s important to leverage regulation tools such as Google Password Manager, iCloud, or LastPass so you can stay organized. Brandon works with children and adults of all ages and skill levels to help them develop digital literacy and critical thinking to solve complex cybersecurity challenges.
In today’s episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Brandon Laur, Executive Manager and Instructor at The White Hatter, to discuss cybersecurity education methods. Brandon shares his strategies for training students on privacy and security concerns, the common misconceptions regarding children’s knowledge of technology, and essential cybersecurity tools for parents and children.