Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

In September 2015 and as part of the NCI’s IWICS, Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Dr. Isabel Escobar. Dr. Escobar is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Her research focuses on developing and improving polymeric membrane materials for water treatment and water reuse operations. In 2009, …

In August 2015 and as part of the NCI’s IWICS, Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Pamela Shortt. Pamela has a passion for helping people reach their potential.  She has been part of the NC community college system for almost two decades. It was her first computer-keyboarding course in high school that ignited a fire to rise …

There are numerous initiatives that are currently underway to aid and assist women in joining and staying in the STEM field, and in particular the cybersecurity arena. They come in many forms and flavors, but the one that I am particularly fond of is the process of endowment. There are numerous  definitions of  an endowment …

In the past decade the cybersecurity community has seen hackers progress steadily from breaching big box stores and the media industry to sensitive government files and even the White House. Breaches such as Target and Home Depot became so commonplace that new attacks were often greeted by the public with a collective yawn. Media breaches …

Cybersecurity has become a central focus in the present digital landscape. According to AdWeek, there has been a 176 percent increase in the number of cyberattacks since 2010. As hackers grow more confident and improve their infiltration techniques, companies, individuals and the government run the risk of losing large sums of money and valuable data. The dramatic increase …

social engineering

For some time we have been told that diversity in an organization leads to differing perspectives on how problems can be solved and new opportunities taken advantage of. Malcolm Forbes is quoted as saying that diversity is “the art of thinking independently together”. Andy Wright, VP of advertising at the New York Times said “Diversity …

I have written several times about the experience of teaching information security in the classroom, both in the brick and mortar and online environments. My focus has always been on the student and the ways I try to make it interesting and practical for them, the challenges faced in teaching security procedures that may have …