Posts filed under "Cybersecurity"

Lifang Shih, PhD

Dean, School of Business and Technology Dr. Lifang Shih is the Dean of the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College.  In this role, she ensures the School of Business and Technology offers high quality and career-ready academic programs in business...  [Read More]

Amelia Estwick, PhD

Program Manger, National Cybersecurity Institute Dr. Amelia Estwick is the Program Manager at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI) and is a Thought Leader for Excelsior College’s cybersecurity research, training, and academic initiatives.  Prior to her position at Excelsior College,...  [Read More]

Are we our own worst enemy?

Anyone who has a vested interest in cybersecurity recognizes that cyber attacks on our digital systems are increasing…not just in numbers, but in sophistication as well. We would do well to direct our efforts at defending our systems from outsider attacks, but...  [Read More]

Hands Up!

Ransom – We have all seen it in the movies or read about it in the media. A wealthy person has something of value, be it a family member, a favorite dog, or piece of art that someone steals and then demands...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity, by order of the president

Today President Obama signed an Executive Order that seeks to modernize the digital system in the federal government and increase cybersecurity. The order lays the groundwork for establishing a federal privacy council within the government that will oversee the protection of the...  [Read More]

Excelsior LIVE: Dr. Andrew Hurd on cybersecurity workforce development

Dr. Andrew Hurd, faculty program director for cybersecurity at Excelsior College, discusses why so many employers are struggling to both build an educated and adaptable cyber workforce and create an informed cyber culture. More information: Nyquist Leadership Series (Feb 23, 12 pm):...  [Read More]

Excelsior’s NCI works to diversify the cybersecurity pipeline

Dr. Jane LeClair was recently interviewed by Kate Colborn, writer for the Diversity in Action magazine, about cybersecurity and its importance of diversifying the field. “Women and minorities are poorly represented in STEM and the cybersecurity field. While women make up about...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity is looking for a few good women

Dr. Jane LeClair, Chief Operating Officer of Excelsior College’s National Cybersecurity Institute, wrote a blog post for the Cyber Experts Blog about the demand for more women in the cyber professional arena. Are you a woman looking for a job? As of...  [Read More]

Andrew Hurd, PhD.

Faculty Program Director, Cybersecurity Andrew Hurd, PhD is the Faculty Program Director for Cybersecurity at Excelsior College. Dr. Hurd is responsible for curriculum development and degree requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Excelsior,...  [Read More]

Protecting student data: A cybersecurity challenge

Institutions of higher education are faced with a troubling paradox. One the one hand their digital systems need to be open and easily accessible to countless users around the globe, and conversely, they need to carefully guard the sensitive information that is...  [Read More]