Category: Technology

Christopher Johnson, Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center

Christopher Johnson’s diverse job history leads to his dream career

  Christopher Johnson’s pathway to becoming the director of the Cybersecurity Operations Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was not straight or fast. Johnson took some classes here and there to pursue his education and also landed a few different jobs—one with the U.S. …

Anna Truss Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration in Cybersecurity Technology

When she first thought about entering an online degree program at Excelsior College, Anna Truss experienced many of the doubts felt by other potential students. She wondered if she could juggle earning a degree with work and parenting. She finally made the leap after realizing why she wanted to do it in the first place. …

women in cybersecurity

*The original article first appeared in “United States Cybersecurity Magazine,” Spring 2019 issue. It has been adapted and republished here with permission.   Current State of the Cybersecurity Industry The growth in cyber threats has created a robust cybersecurity labor market with various well published reports estimating 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfilled by …

Cybersecurity Divas was formed to promote the accomplishments of women in cybersecurity. The “Divas” in Cybersecurity Divas stands for “Driven women who are Inspirational and Visionary that take Action in Security.” The criteria for being included in this list includes: mentoring and leading an operational security team for at least five years; contributing to the …

Dustin Van Dame at EPCE Powerplant

Dustin Van Dame uses his degrees to protect his company’s IT infrastructure

Like many millennials, Dustin Van Dame, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, grew up with the MS-DOS computer operating system, which is where his love of computers developed. He spent 10 years in the Navy, but it was his interest in technology that led him into …

Melissa Burger, cybersecurity

Melissa Burger pursues higher education to improve her and her family’s lives

Full-time student, mother of four, and busy wife Melissa Burger, of Michigan, took advantage of her military benefits to return to school with Excelsior College to pursue her higher education. While going to school for an associate degree in liberal arts, which she …

Robert Gorhum, IT Manager

Rob Gorhum Combines Resilience and Multiple Degrees to Thrive in Career

Rob Gorhum has held many jobs throughout his life and been faced with many personal obstacles, all of which have prepared him to be ready for whatever comes his way. His tenacity coupled with three degrees from Excelsior College, has helped him to excel …

Criminals are evolving and crime is getting smarter. In its annual Internet Crime Report, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) presents statistics showing that internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses and accounted for an average of more than 900 complaints every day for the Center. Luckily, …