ISU and DMACC create cybersecurity series for those working from home

Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have partnered to create an online series of videos designed to help new home workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices.

The video series – “I’m Working from Home. Now what?” – is now available online. It can be accessed by filling out a short form at

The videos were created by Doug Jacobson, a Professor of electrical and computer engineering and Director of ISU’s Information Assurance Center.

“The goal of our video series is to explore cybersecurity and provide you with the knowledge to help keep you safe,” says Jacobson in the first video of the series. “We’ll teach you the basic concepts behind cyber threats and the defenses that will help you understand your role in cybersecurity.”

Video topics include email security, password authentication and adding office hardware to your home network. In addition to the videos, there will be tip sheets with more technical details and resources.

The series is an initiative of the Iowa Cyber Hub, a cybersecurity education and outreach partnership between ISU and DMACC. The goal of the Iowa Cyber Hub is to foster additional interaction between companies and the partner schools through internships, training opportunities and focused projects. The hub will facilitate government industry and academia working together to increase the number of cyber workers.

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