Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

Advance your career with an advanced degree. Learn about: Expected industry need and projected salaries for skilled cybersecurity and IT professionals Differences between an IT degree and a cyber degree How to find National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security designated Centers for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Federal government job opportunities Excelsior’s wide range …

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 …

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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 …

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Dr. Amelia Estwick, Program Manager at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College conducted a Cybersecurity Awareness webinar for the Roanoke Chapter of AGA (Association of Government Accounts).  The webinar titled:  Cybersecurity & You, what you need to know to avoid becoming “road kill” while traversing the information super-highway was attended by members of the …

Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) partners with top-notch cyber expert, Excelsior College, to increase Cybersecurity workforce skills in the energy industry. Webinar was recorded on August 2, 2017; the link to the recorded webinar is: https://bcove.video/2wFmUBk The energy industry is facing vital, unfilled cyber-related job positions and has a demand for skilled employees to …

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 …

One of the growing problems with cybersecurity in 2015 and again this year is that of ransomware. Imagine if you suddenly had a message appear on your screen notifying you that all the data in your computer was now encrypted. To gain access to it you needed to pay a certain amount of money (usually …