Tag: Cybersecurity

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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 …

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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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Excelsior College, Capital Region BOCES, and Questar III BOCES recently were awarded a $98,624 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the GenCyber program (www.gen-cyber.com). This grant will fund a cybersecurity camp for a total of thirty 6th–12th grade STEM teachers from August 13–17, 2018, prior to …

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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 …

The moment was pretty distinct for Terry Evans. Working in the New York State Attorney General’s fraud division in 2012, he had to make a tough phone call to a widow in Buffalo to tell her she was scammed out of $80,000 by foreign criminals. “I had to tell her her life savings was gone …

On October 18, policy makers, advocates, and researchers convened in Albany, New York for the Nyquist Leadership Series event: Creating College-Ready Students Through Open Education. Panelists and attendees engaged in a thoughtful discussion on practices and policies to help traditional and adult learners transition to college and attain higher education success, including the benefits of …

In this series of articles titled “Tomorrow’s World,” members of Business & Technology faculty will reflect on the changes taking place in their field and consider how those changes might impact someone pursuing a career in that discipline. In this article, Dr. Andrew Hurd, the faculty program director for cybersecurity, considers challenges and changes in …

Careers in Cybersecurity Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 7 – 8pm EST Register HERE! According to Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec, the demand for the cybersecurity workforce is expected to rise globally to 6 million by 2019, with a projected employee shortfall of 1.5 million.  Meaning that there are not enough skilled workers to fill …

Excelsior College’s School of Business and Technology Speaker Series Presentation Critical Cybersecurity Awareness Faculty Program Director:  Dr. Andrew Hurd Cybersecurity is a growing field. If we had the foresight and we integrated computer security the way it was supposed to be integrated 40 years ago there would not be a Cybersecurity field today. It would …