Episode 105: How Do You Keep Your Computer Safe?

Meet the Expert: Ella Schwartz, Cybersecurity engineer and author

Ella Schwartz, author


Ella is a cybersecurity warrior interfacing with the U.S. federal government on strategic technology initiatives. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Columbia University. Ella Schwartz writes fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Ella is the author of CAN YOU CRACK THE CODE? (Bloomsbury, 2019), STOLEN SCIENCE (Bloomsbury, 2020), IS IT OKAY  TO PEE IN THE OCEAN? (Bloomsbury, 2020) and MAKE THIS! (National Geographic Kids, 2019). She is also a featured writer for National Geographic Kids magazine.

When she’s not working, writing, or training to run a marathon, she volunteers on outreach initiatives to promote women in science and improve science literacy.  www.ellasbooks.com





Use the tips Ella gave you in the podcast to come up with a really secure password, one that you will also remember! Then keep it safe.

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Can You Crack the Code book


Featured book for this episode! 

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography by Ella Schwartz (Author), Lily Williams (Illustrator)







Book List:

Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers 
by Jean Daigneau (Author)

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark (Author), Katy Wu (Illustrator)

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark (Author), Katy Wu (Illustrator)



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