Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

While it seems that at times the movement of women into the C-Suite is glacial at best, in fact…it is. According to a recent report there are only 13 women in the 200 top paid CEOs in the nation. Interestingly, technologies are very well represented in that top tier of women….perhaps one more reason women …

Is China’s Hand in the Cookie Jar? Yesterday the White House announced that massive amounts of personal information about federal employees had been exposed due to a breach of government data bases with nearly 3 million records that may have been lost to hackers. Originally the indications were that only data regarding employees in the …

In May 2015 and as part of the NCI’s Initiative for Women in Cybersecurity, (IWICS), Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Ms. Katherine Pierce. Katherine has been a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service for over 8 years and is currently assigned to the Cyber Intelligence Section in Washington, DC. She spent the first 7 years …

Cybersecurity

Excelsior College’s School of Business and Technology continues to attract industry acclaim. On May 13, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, a recognition which extends through 2019. In its announcement, the NSA stated: Your ability to meet …

In April 2015 and as part of the NCI’s IWICS, Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Ms. Shonna Dorsey who is the co-founder and the Managing Director for Interface: the Web School. Shonna was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and is an alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) where she earned both Bachelor and Masters …

Integrating Women into IS Training By Dr. Sherly Abraham Gone are the days when people tackled problems alone. Today it is all about teamwork in solving problems–men and women, people of all cultures and backgrounds working together to resolve an issue. Gone also are the days when Information Security (IS) awareness training could be an …

The cause of today’s power outage in Washington DC has yet to be discovered, but early indications are that an explosion at a transformer may have lead to the massive disruption that sent the nation’s capitol into turmoil. From the White House to the State Department to the Metro system, things went black and people …

Insider Breach costs AT&T $25 Million AT&T is paying a hefty price – $25 million – for call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines who accessed personally identifiable information from 278,000 customer accounts without authorization. The Federal Communications Commission says employees in 2013 and 2014 retrieved customer proprietary network information and other personal …