Lesson 1: Help me encryption, you're my only hopeTo celebrate cybersecurity awareness month, I wanted to share some excerpts from an article titled 5 Cybersecurity Lessons We Can Learn from Star Wars. As someone who is brand new to the industry, I appreciate the examples used as they are related to a subject matter with which I am very familiar. I've also included some links to corresponding CSA research that further expands on these topics.
Early in the film, Princess Leia hides some "information vital to the rebellion's survival," and a plea for help is addressed to Obi-Wan Kenobi inside R2-D2.
When R2-D2 is in possession of Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, Luke accidentally stumbles across the message while cleaning the droid. However, only a small preview of it plays on a loop. R2-D2 explains that it is a private message meant for Obi-Wan and refuses to play it in full until it is delivered to him by Luke.