Category: Technology

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With the start of the holiday season and increase in online shopping, do you know how “cyber smart” you are? Is your personal information safe? Two Excelsior College employees skilled in cybersecurity, Ethan Sprissler, the faculty program director, information technology and undergraduate cybersecurity, and Amelia Estwick, program manager, graduate cybersecurity, share tips to test your …

Randy Holt at Desk

“Don’t give up.” “Don’t be shy.” “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” Randy Holt’s advice to students is vast and supportive. He may be a technology instructor for Excelsior College, but he has more to teach his students than just technology. Holt has been with Excelsior since 2015, and teaches Technology in Society, which covers …

The Project Management Institute Inc. (PMI), an association of project managers providing global leadership in the subject, defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” As organizations and projects grow and become complex, many projects …

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Is your institution a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education? Excelsior College is designated as one by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in recognition of its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program. If you’re looking to become accredited, you’re in luck; Excelsior is beginning to …

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High cognitive intelligence (one’s IQ) is important in today’s technological workforce. The nuclear industry is one field where leaders must possess high IQs to understand the technology and interpret information to make risk-informed decisions. Is high IQ sufficient to achieve optimum leadership results? In today’s nuclear environment, a leader must perform in a relational environment …

The synergistic relationship of technology and society spans from the age of early man with the invention of simple tools, to the 15th century with the invention of the printing press, to modern times with the computer. TECH 230: Technology and Society covers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on …

Faculty Focus: Michael Johnson on Leadership

Some people in the Excelsior College community know Michael Johnson as the associate dean of technology in the School of Business & Technology. Others know him as a two-time graduate of the College. Still, others know him as the instructor of the leadership course in the MBA program. Johnson has been teaching BUS 552: Leadership …

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Quantum computing is the term used to encompass the massive change underway in both computer hardware and digital computation. The basis for this revolution in computation is in the way in which information is processed by the hardware. While still in its infancy, quantum computing is poised to fundamentally change the way in which we …

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In October 2017, we learned of a data breach that occurred with Equifax, a consumer credit bureau, that impacted over 143 million consumers. According to the consumer information website hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, “If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose …