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CISSP: The One Cybersecurity Certification You Must Have


What’s it really like to take the CISSP exam? Here’s the inside track from a Saint Leo professor who recently earned cybersecurity's hottest certification.

So you’re thinking about getting CISSP certified? Good move.

In addition to earning a master’s degree in cybersecurity, it’s one of the smartest things you can do for your career. (Saint Leo’s master’s degree program in cybersecurity is currently available on-ground at University Campus and will be available totally online in Spring 2015.)

According to a report from Burning Glass Technologies, over a two-year period between 2011 and 2013, the number of jobs requiring Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification jumped from 19,000 to 29,000.

In fact, CISSP was the most requested certification – by a long shot.


5 Reasons Why Earning Your College Degree Is Worth It


If you’re looking for some hard numbers to back up what you feel is true, check out the highlights from two recent studies.

More than a quarter of adults plan to return to school someday, but with rising tuition costs over the past several years, is it really worth it to get your degree?

According to 2014 Pew Research Center and Federal Reserve Bank of New York studies, it is worth it.

In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank study, “Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs,”  concludes that, “investing in a college degree may be more important than ever before because those who fail to do so are falling further and further behind.”

Careers in Cybersecurity: What Women Need To Know


If you’re a woman interested in earning a cybersecurity master’s degree, your career opportunities are virtually limitless. Here are some tips for success.

Do you know what the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security and the information security risk manager at Facebook have in common?

Both are among the few women in top U.S. cybersecurity positions.

The Value of A Graduate Degree In Law Enforcement


Eileen Powell is Florida Highway Patrol’s first female troop commander in North Florida. Earning a graduate degree helped prepare her for the position.

For Eileen Powell, the decision to pursue a master's of business administration (MBA) online was not just a professional determination to diversify her skills and increase her employability – it was a highly personal one.

Ethical Hacking: Do You Have What It Takes?


Legal hackers possess high morals and intricate knowledge of computer systems.

Imagine a job where your singular focus is hacking into your employer’s network.

Imagine getting paid handsomely to do it.

Now more than ever, governments, private companies, health care organizations, intelligence agencies and financial institutions are turning to ethical hackers to assess vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure


Highlights In History: In Spite of Harassment, Big Commencement Still Held On A Small Campus


A peaceful protest demonstration nearly disrupted Saint Leo College’s 1969 commencement ceremony.

This is the eighth in a series of feature stories, profiles, and anecdotes recounting the significance of important events or programs in the history of Saint Leo University, which is currently commemorating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889.

By Kim Payne, University Communications

Dateline: April 1969

Despite threats from dissident student groups from other colleges in Florida that intended to demonstrate and disrupt the day’s festivities, Saint Leo College was preparing to stage its third senior class baccalaureate and commencement exercises.

Project Management Careers: Improving Life Aboard Ship


Project management student says curriculum reflects real-world business environment – and has helped her advance in the marine engineering industry.

Penny Sweda has always liked to plan and schedule, as well as work with people, both in her personal and work life.

Today, Sweda not only uses those skills in the marine engineering industry to coordinate renovations of sailors’ quarters on U.S. Navy ships, she’s enhancing them by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in project management program at Saint Leo.

For The Best Cybersecurity Jobs, Don’t Overlook Certification


Adding certifications to your online cybersecurity degree could put you at the top of the candidate pool.

When it comes to the information security field, there’s no denying job opportunities abound. But landing a top-notch cybersecurity position often requires more than experience and a college degree.

According to a 2014 Burning Glass report, 51 percent of all cybersecurity job postings request at least one security-related certification. That’s a steep jump compared with IT positions, where only 14 percent of postings request a certification of any kind.

Be Part Of A Day For Saint Leo


Regardless of where you live, if you love Saint Leo, you can join in celebrating the university's 125th anniversary.

Whether you’re a servicemember deployed in the Middle East or a working mom living in the Midwest, Saint Leo students earning their degrees online can join students at University Campus and Education Centers across the country in celebrating the university’s landmark 125th anniversary.

And there’s a lot to celebrate.

What started as the first Catholic college in Florida in 1889 is now the third largest Catholic university in the country with 16,000 students, more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, and 74,000 alumni in 72 countries, 50 states, 3 territories and Washington, D.C.

Why Cybersecurity And A Cybersecurity Degree Matter [Video]


To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Saint Leo Chief Information Officer Steven Carroll shares some thoughts about cybersecurity and where a cybersecurity degree can lead.

When it comes to cyber risks, no individual, industry, organization or country is immune.

While a national power grid or global financial institution breach could be devastating, think about just your home computer and the amount of sensitive information you have stored on it – income tax files, investment information, and health records – and what it could mean to you, personally, if it were hacked.

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