Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

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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 …

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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 …

When:  July 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST The days of a fixed network edge are gone. Digital transformation, cloud computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have fragmented the traditional government network, making it nearly impossible to determine where an agency’s actual perimeter lies. Government systems …

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 …

Ransomeware, Prepare…or Pay the Fare Ransomware is on the rise, particularly in the finance industry. Hear from industry leaders about ransomware’s impact, latest trends, and what you can do to protect yourself and your company. Facilitator: Bray Barnes, Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives, NCI Panelists: Dr. Jim Jones, Associate Professor, George Mason University Kim Farington, CFO, …

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 …