Month: September 2015

Insider Breach costs AT&T $25 Million AT&T is paying a hefty price – $25 million – for call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines who accessed personally identifiable information from 278,000 customer accounts without authorization. The Federal Communications Commission says employees in 2013 and 2014 retrieved customer proprietary network information and other personal …

This is the first in a series of postings on offshore outsourcing in healthcare. This first posting will provide some background information, while subsequent posts will address the legal issues, risks, and possible ways to mitigate the risks to the extent possible. The understanding must be that regardless of what actions are taken, the risk …

On October 15, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar on “CyberCIEGE – Using an Educational Video Game to Teach Cyber Security”. CyberCIEGE enhances information assurance and cyber security education and training through the use of computer gaming techniques such as those employed in SimCity™. In CyberCIEGE, students spend virtual money to operate …

In September 2015 and as part of the NCI’s IWICS, Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Dr. Isabel Escobar. Dr. Escobar is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Her research focuses on developing and improving polymeric membrane materials for water treatment and water reuse operations. In 2009, …

In this morning’s piece “Free community college? Not so fast…” on The Hechinger Report, President John Ebersole explores unexamined factors of the Obama administration’s proposed “free community college” deal.  President John Ebersole, offered the following remarks in his op-ed: In his recent speech on higher education, Vice President Biden’s speech touched on the need for …

The issues and concerns related cybersecurity, especially in the nuclear industry seems to grow larger with every working day. As soon as one threat is dealt with, a new one seems to emerge. As a result of this, the resources, personnel, and hardware/software,  that are required to deal with the constantly changing environment are becoming …

JobLinks Webinar on September 30 Visit our website to register! September 30th, 2015 (7-8pm EST) Discover the unique features of EC JobLinks and how it can benefit you. Available 24/7/365, current students and alumni can access thousands of national and international job postings and apply in real time through Excelsior College’s FREE premier online job …