Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

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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 …

There have been increasing reports that hackers from unfriendly nation states have been probing the defenses of our critical infrastructure with regularity. In case you aren’t aware, our critical infrastructure are 16 sectors deemed critical to the ongoing operation of our country. They include: Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Defense Industrial Base, Emergency …

By all accounts, technology giant Yahoo was the target for a major breach in 2014 in which attackers stole as many as 500 million accounts. That’s right…500 million accounts! Bob Lord, the CISO for YAHOO released a statement that says “We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the …

There are many ways to attempt to secure a digital system. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti intrusion software, employee training, tight policies and procedures can all play a key part, but they can also be manipulated and defeated by skilled and persistent evil doers. Often considered ‘best’ way to secure a system from those with …

Celebrating National Cybersecurity Month 2016   The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College is pleased to announce its 2016 Cybersecurity Month activities. The purpose of this speaker’s series is to highlight key issues facing information assurance & security in some of our most important industry sectors. During the months of October and November, we will …

Everyone enjoys the convenience of ATM’s. You can find these handy cash dispensing machines nearly everywhere – airports, supermarkets, parking lots, movie theaters, malls – you name it. If you need quick cash one of the nearly 400,000 machines is certain to be nearby. However, as Maria LaMagna reports for MarketWatch, your favorite machine may …