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Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show? We're going to talk about writing code how that relates to security and the complexity of all this technology. I was reading the New York Times this morning. I came across an op-ed by dr. William egginton from John Hopkins University.

Their doctor eggington is a professor of the humanities of literature. I'm so he definitely has a non technical aspect or point of view on the subject in that subject that he was writing about was an effort that is underway in a couple different states. I'm in various stages to declare that teaching kids how to code could be used as a foreign language Credit Now, I agree with dr.

Eddington in that. It shouldn't be the case. I'm teaching somebody computer code computer programming is completely different than a language and there's value in bulk learning a second or third or fourth language is a critical skill in there. So you can do it the better. I'm simply because there have been a multitude of studies showing that I'm being bilingual or multilingual increases neuroplasticity.

It makes it even more flexible to grasp new ideas later on in life whole bunch of benefits including the People now what was interesting now was the approaching the reasoning Behind these efforts and basically it was the fact that computer code is its own language to reset in fact, we call them programming languages, but they're very different programming languages are designed to convey logical Concepts and streams of logic on data can languages human languages are to express any ideas.

You can literally with any human language express any ideas out. There was an amazing wonderful constructing a doctor. I can't anymore first edition the op-ed ask no further than people working on Mango natural language processing how difficult it is to replicate in computer programming get the wheels turning for me and because I get asked quite often by people who are starting their cyber-security career saying hey do I need to know how to code in? My answer is always you don't need it, but you absolutely should.

And how to write computer code. In fact, the more you're immersed in it the better now that's to fold why I say that one. I believe that everybody who coding your coat is a critical skill and everybody should learn it on to some extent of your master programmer. We should be able to take data from one place and put it into something else no matter what sort of job.

You're into in the future that's going to be a valuable skill even in your volunteering activities or your own personal life. You can't go wrong by learning a new skill and computer coding is especially useful but from a security context, I believe in a broad point of view. You can't go in just purely starting cybersecurity because you miss the bigger picture.

In fact just watching this video or listening to this podcast. There are tens of thousands of. Hundreds of thousands. If not millions of lines of code that have executed to get to this point that's insanely complicated a lot of the time if you're not used to writing code you have this idea that it works open time, like clockwork like I don't know a computer, but that's a missing.

There is a lot of complexity going on. And yes, your code will do the same thing every single time given the same inputs, but the problem is the environment in which its executing is different. So look at your computer right now or even your mobile phone how many apps are running right now or how many processes are running right now.

There's a lot of complexity that's interacting and the more you develop skills to understand how to write code how to create programs how to solve tastrophe computer provide instructions for the computer to solve problems. And which is what computer programming is, then the better off you're going to be from a security perspective to understand what you're trying to lock down what you're trying to create as far as security controls and what you're trying to protect his far as processing a customer data processing your organizational data.

Insecurities to make sure that whatever you've built order has been built works as intended and only as intended and I think it's an absolutely critical skill to under a skill to understand how that building how the process Building this stuff works, which is why I computer programming is an absolute fundamental skill, so is language development.

You should absolutely learn a foreign language if you can or another language you can a computer program is a critical skill moving forward for anybody, but double or triple your ten times as much for anybody interested in cybersecurity because if you don't know what you're trying to secure, how could you possibly secure it? That's a no for today.

Let me know what you think of me up online Highmark NCAA in the comment down below his Always by email me at Mark and. CA. I look forward to talking to you about this topic and many many others. Hope you're set up for a wonderful day and we'll see you on the next show.

Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show? We're going to talk about writing code how that relates to security and the complexity of all this technology. I was reading the New York Times this morning. I came across an op-ed by dr. William egginton from John Hopkins University.

Their doctor eggington is a professor of the humanities of literature. I'm so he definitely has a non technical aspect or point of view on the subject in that subject that he was writing about was an effort that is underway in a couple different states. I'm in various stages to declare that teaching kids how to code could be used as a foreign language Credit Now, I agree with dr.

Eddington in that. It shouldn't be the case. I'm teaching somebody computer code computer programming is completely different than a language and there's value in bulk learning a second or third or fourth language is a critical skill in there. So you can do it the better. I'm simply because there have been a multitude of studies showing that I'm being bilingual or multilingual increases neuroplasticity.

It makes it even more flexible to grasp new ideas later on in life whole bunch of benefits including the People now what was interesting now was the approaching the reasoning Behind these efforts and basically it was the fact that computer code is its own language to reset in fact, we call them programming languages, but they're very different programming languages are designed to convey logical Concepts and streams of logic on data can languages human languages are to express any ideas.

You can literally with any human language express any ideas out. There was an amazing wonderful constructing a doctor. I can't anymore first edition the op-ed ask no further than people working on Mango natural language processing how difficult it is to replicate in computer programming get the wheels turning for me and because I get asked quite often by people who are starting their cyber-security career saying hey do I need to know how to code in? My answer is always you don't need it, but you absolutely should.

And how to write computer code. In fact, the more you're immersed in it the better now that's to fold why I say that one. I believe that everybody who coding your coat is a critical skill and everybody should learn it on to some extent of your master programmer. We should be able to take data from one place and put it into something else no matter what sort of job.

You're into in the future that's going to be a valuable skill even in your volunteering activities or your own personal life. You can't go wrong by learning a new skill and computer coding is especially useful but from a security context, I believe in a broad point of view. You can't go in just purely starting cybersecurity because you miss the bigger picture.

In fact just watching this video or listening to this podcast. There are tens of thousands of. Hundreds of thousands. If not millions of lines of code that have executed to get to this point that's insanely complicated a lot of the time if you're not used to writing code you have this idea that it works open time, like clockwork like I don't know a computer, but that's a missing.

There is a lot of complexity going on. And yes, your code will do the same thing every single time given the same inputs, but the problem is the environment in which its executing is different. So look at your computer right now or even your mobile phone how many apps are running right now or how many processes are running right now.

There's a lot of complexity that's interacting and the more you develop skills to understand how to write code how to create programs how to solve tastrophe computer provide instructions for the computer to solve problems. And which is what computer programming is, then the better off you're going to be from a security perspective to understand what you're trying to lock down what you're trying to create as far as security controls and what you're trying to protect his far as processing a customer data processing your organizational data.

Insecurities to make sure that whatever you've built order has been built works as intended and only as intended and I think it's an absolutely critical skill to under a skill to understand how that building how the process Building this stuff works, which is why I computer programming is an absolute fundamental skill, so is language development.

You should absolutely learn a foreign language if you can or another language you can a computer program is a critical skill moving forward for anybody, but double or triple your ten times as much for anybody interested in cybersecurity because if you don't know what you're trying to secure, how could you possibly secure it? That's a no for today.

Let me know what you think of me up online Highmark NCAA in the comment down below his Always by email me at Mark and. CA. I look forward to talking to you about this topic and many many others. Hope you're set up for a wonderful day and we'll see you on the next show.