We speak with Dan Taube, Illinois State University’s Chief Information Security Officer, about how to keep ourselves and our students safe as we teach and learn online. As college instructors, we don’t usually think about our teaching in terms of the exchange or storage of data. But it’s an important consideration not just in terms of our personal online habits, but also in terms of ensuring students’ privacy. Taube highlight’s the best ways to prevent bad actors from getting a hold of the information they so desperately want. We discuss how to to be mindful when interacting with email and websites, and we also explore the process the University when faculty or departments seek to incorporate new online tools into the curriculum. You’ll also hear about the good cybersecurity habits instructors can model for their students.

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About the show

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Podcast.

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