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Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program 2013: Apply by Feb. 4, 2013

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Capella learners are eligible to apply for the annual U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program because Capella has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) … Continue reading

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In Cyber Warfare, Education is Our Most Powerful Weapon

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A very good piece on the need for strong education and strong IT professionals to safeguard this country agasint cyber attacks, by Capella’s Sue Talley, Dean, School of Technology http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-talley-edd/in-cyber-warfare-education_b_2244950.html  

Smartphone apps can compromise kids’ data

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The Federal Trade Commission reported today that mobile applications are collecting personal data of children and selling that data, but is this a lack of developers not offering privacy options, or that parents just do not know, and they need … Continue reading

Information Systems Security Association Puerto Rico Chapter

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Capella Ph.D. learner Gerardo Ortega Carrasquillo is part of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Puerto Rico Chapter, and presents the conferece, ISSA Puerto Rico Fifth Annual Conference In addition, the featured speaker will be Kevin Mitnick, along with several … Continue reading

Learner Spotlight: Brian Toevs, PhD

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Capella Learner Brian Toevs just completed his dissertation, “THE INFLUENCE OF WRITTEN INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY ON DIGITAL FORENSIC DATA ANALYSIS: A CASE STUDY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE OPERATIONS ” The purpose of this qualitative case study was to … Continue reading

Hiring outlook for Information Security Analysts

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In case you may have missed this, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the market for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020…. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts-web-developers-and-computer-network-architects.htm#tab-6  

Worst Data breaches of 2012 – so far

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Interesting article on the “worst data breaches” so far to date. .Also interesting is that the more these attacks happen, the less we know about them due to no national reporting requirements. The Senate had taken up the Cybersecurity Act … Continue reading

Is the Cloud at Risk

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Interesting development with the Apple exploit and the issue with cloud storage, but not just Apple, Google, Amazon, etc., its a very interesting read on the issue with inference, and how many small pieces of data can lead to a … Continue reading

Cyber Careers

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Hello, The National Security Agency (NSA) has a very good website for careers. Backgrounds in security, computer science, computer engineering, and others are needed. Please check the listings at the following link: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/cyber/index.shtml  

Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

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Just in case you haven’t heard – make sure to check your PC for the DNS Changer Malware which is set to become active on Monday. While the news has been announced in the press for the last few months, … Continue reading

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