Tag: Cybersecurity

national cybersecurity association student chapter

During the fall 2019 season, Excelsior College sponsored four teams to compete in the National Cyber League (NCL). This year, a record 23 students, including six undergraduate and 14 graduate students, in addition to two Excelsior alumni and an intern participated. The National Cyber League is a cybersecurity competition with offensive and defensive puzzle-based and …

women in cybersecurity and veterans

*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 2021. …

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, …

Man in server room, it and cyber roles

An Excelsior College webinar clarifies the nuances

Information technology (IT) and cybersecurity are two of the most in-demand careers you can enter. The need for a combination of technical ability with analytical and problem-solving skills make them the perfect professions for the person who likes to evolve their skills at the speed of technology. While …

Cybersecurity Degree Online Bachelors

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country. With computer system security becoming more complex as attacks become more sophisticated, experts with a cybersecurity degree are needed to fill these critical jobs. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares you for this field. That’s especially true of degree programs, such as …

Amelia Estwick, Director of National Cybersecurity Insitute at the Committee on Homeland Security Hearing

Amelia Estwick, PhD, director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and faculty program director for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program at Excelsior, was called as a witness to submit and personally defend a written statement for the record before a hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee of the …

Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate Kathryn Rice Gillis

Katharin Rice-Gillis has had her share of tragedy—from having a grandparent murdered to losing a son—but she hasn’t let that keep her from achieving her goals. Through ups and downs, she has managed to successfully wear many hats as a sailor, mother, soldier, wife, and student, and was able to complete her educational goals as …