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Changing technologies: Aerospace and defense: challenging, high stakes field

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Current Capella PhD student, and SCEO at National Security Agency’s Threat Operation Center, featured in the article, “Changing technologies: Aerospace and defense: challenging, high stakes field”, published in the April/May edition of, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information.

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

Learner Spotlight: Dr. Yohannes Tadesse

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Capella Learner Yohannes Tadesse just completed his dissertation, “An Investigation of Influencing Factors for Adopting Federated Identity Authentication in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)” The dissertation explored information technology (IT) decision-makers’ perceptions and the influencing factors that might contribute towards the adoption … Continue reading

Learner Spotlight: Riyad Naser

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Capella Learner, Riyad Naser, recently completed his dissertation entitled: Electronic health record adoption as a function of success: implications for Meaningful use Successful electronic health records (EHR) implementation has the potential to transform the entire care delivery process across the … Continue reading

Scholarship Winner – Charlie McClain

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PhD graduate leaner in Information Assurance & Security, Charlie McClain has been awared a scholarship from the ISC2, for his doctoral work on evaluating the effectiveness of information security regulation in banking. Congratulations Charlie!

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DoD IASP scholarship winners 2009 and 2010

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For two consecutive years (2009 and 2010), Capella learners have been awarded a scholarship by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as a part of the Information Assurance Scholarship Program. One learner is in the MSIT program, with a … Continue reading

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Learner Spotlight: Mindy Bollinger

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MSIT Graduate Leaner in Information Assurance & Security, Mindy Bollinger has just been awared a scholarship from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Education Foundation, for her work and contribution to the field of information security. Read more about it. … Continue reading

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Learner Spotlight: Phillip Griffin

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Capella Learner Phillip Griffin, who is completing his Masters of Information Assurance, has been asked to present at 2010 ISSA Web conference: Biometrics: State of the Union and discuss the latest in biometric access and security. Congratulations Phillip.

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Learner Spotlight: Robert Tillman

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Capella Learner, Robert Tillman, recently completed his dissertation entitled Exploring Security Certification and Accreditation Using the Agile Software Development Lifecycle Process.

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