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Ride The Cybersecurity Wave

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo computer science instructor says now is the time to prepare for a career with a rock-solid future.

From cyberwar to cyberdoom, the cyber lexicon continues to expand, leading one to think, perhaps, that cybersecurity is a relatively new field.

Not true, according to Saint Leo University computer science instructor Eva Groudas. Historically speaking, cybersecurity has been around for a long time.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Computer Science

Making An Impact With An Online Cybersecurity Degree

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A master’s degree in cybersecurity strengthens IT specialist’s ability to help protect important data for U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Starting his career in 1995 as a computer technician and instructor, Robert Rutledge has worn multiple hats in the information technology field. His roles have ranged from systems engineer to network security administrator to PC network administrator, and he has worked across a wide range of industries.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Undergraduate Online Cybersecurity Degree And Computer Science Offered [Video]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

New online degree programs prepare students for in-demand technology careers.

Update: Since this post was originally published, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Saint Leo University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2021.

To meet the needs of busy professionals seeking the convenience and flexibility of an online degree program to attain their educational and career goals, Saint Leo University has expanded its online programs in the rapidly growing field of computer science and information systems.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems

Saint Leo Partners With World Leader In Cybersecurity Certification

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Initiative with (ISC)² aimed at bridging the cybersecurity workforce gap increases opportunities for students to earn in-demand certifications.

Saint Leo University is partnering with the highly respected organization (ISC)², the largest non-profit information security body worldwide, to offer students and working professionals increased opportunities to earn the most sought-after certification credentials in the cybersecurity field.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Meet Online Cybersecurity Degree Student Ali Elnaamani

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A cybersecurity professional who helps safeguard hundreds of power plants, Ali Elnaamani enrolled in Saint Leo’s online cybersecurity degree program to advance in this high-demand field.

During a project meeting for Siemens in San Diego, Saint Leo alumnus Ali Elnaamani experienced first-hand the chaos that ensues when a major city loses electrical power.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Online Master’s in Cybersecurity: Top FAQs

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 19, 2015 7:51:00 AM

With the demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals soaring, the number of degree programs that can arm students with the skills needed to defend vulnerable networks is also increasing. How do you find the one that’s right for you?

It comes as no surprise that cybersecurity jobs are growing at 12 times the overall job market.

As technology evolves, so does the cybercrime landscape, making cybersecurity professionals in demand more than ever before. By 2020, the need for cybersecurity workers in the United States will reach 6 million – a demand that will far exceed workforce projections of 4.5 million.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity And Cybercrime: 5 Questions For Dr. Marwan Omar [Video]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo computer science professor shares his thoughts on the changing cybercrime landscape.

This October marks the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Amid the daily headlines about massive data breaches and dire warnings about individual identity theft and scams of every ilk, it could be said that we’re finally getting the message about cybercrime and taking action.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Ransomware: Kidnapping In Cyberspace

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 22, 2015 7:48:00 AM

Cybersecurity specialists develop a “very particular set of skills” to fight ransomware attacks. What can you do to prevent your data from becoming the victim in the next “Taken” film?

It’s a mainstay of Hollywood films and TV dramas. A genre unto itself.

Kidnapping. Extortion. Bad guys holding hostages for ransom.

Only thing is you can’t hire Liam Neeson to track the bad guys this time because it’s not an ex- CIA operative’s daughter who’s been taken.

It’s your personal or professional data – sensitive, irreplaceable files swiped right off your computer.

In its place is an anonymous note:

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Careers in Cybersecurity: What Women Need To Know

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 23, 2014 7:40:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Why Cybersecurity And A Cybersecurity Degree Matter [Video]

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 2, 2014 7:31:00 AM

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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Topics: Cybersecurity

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