Cyber Safety Village Turns Security Into a Game

 
 
By Sean Michael Kerner  |  Posted 2015-04-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO: An interactive exhibit debuts at the RSA conference providing a preview of a larger exhibit set to open in June at the Tech Museum of Innovation.

SAN FRANCISCO--According to Lath Carlson, vice president of Exhibits for The Tech Museum of Innovation, there has never been a museum exhibit on cyber-security. That's a situation Carlson is now helping to change thanks to a partnership with the RSA Conference.

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., is all about showcasing computing innovations, but it has become increasingly clear in recent years that security needs to be part of the overall technology conversation. As such, the Tech Museum of Innovation is now gearing up to launch a new set of exhibits in June, but first the museum has brought a preview to the RSA Conference.

The exhibit is called the Cyber Safety Village, and it provides RSA attendees with a peek at some of what will be available in June at the Tech Museum of Innovation. As part of the exhibit are games to help educate on cyber-security and visual displays of what cyber-attacks can look like. One example is a game in the Cyber Safety Village exhibit where attendees attempt to deploy servers and then defend them with firewalls against malicious packets.

"When we started this effort, no museum had ever done an exhibit on cyber-security," Carlson told eWEEK.

Watch a full video tour of the Cyber Safety Village at RSA Conference 2015 taking place here with Lath Carlson, vice president of Exhibits for The Tech Museum of Innovation, below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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