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Should you get a cybersecurity degree or a certification?

William Woods Undergraduate

For anyone thinking a certification is a quicker way to land a job than earning a bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity remember: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. One study found that 83% of available jobs in the cybersecurity field require a bachelor’s degree or higher. The degree is […]

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April 29th, 2019

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The “Robin Hoods” of Hacking

William Woods Undergraduate

The classic Robin Hood thrives in ambiguous moral character and cannot wholly be classified as hero or villain. With a motto of “steal from the rich, give to the poor”, he is an outlaw who simultaneously plays the role of champion for the common man. In our world of sophisticated cyber theft, hackers are applying […]

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February 22nd, 2019

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From the help desk to the boardroom: where can your degree in cybersecurity take you?

William Woods Undergraduate

For individuals exploring the vast world of cyber security, you have a large variety of available career options, specializations, and starting points. You may even have taken your first steps into the field by working at a help desk and in IT Support. However, a degree in cybersecurity, combined with the necessary work experience and […]

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February 18th, 2019

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Improper disposal of old servers leads to serious cybersecurity vulnerabilities

William Woods Undergraduate

According to a recent Business Insider article, Western companies are routinely exposed to cybersecurity vulnerabilities when they upgrade their servers for newer hardware. This is because old servers are often sold to refurbishment companies before being fully wiped clean. Depending on the data that was left on such hardware, the chance of sensitive information reaching […]

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February 11th, 2019

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What ethics in cyber security means for business operations

William Woods Undergraduate

A journalist protects a source; a doctor secures patient information; a lawyer maintains client confidentiality. So, shouldn’t tech companies be required to guard the privacy of their consumers? According to Adweek, 79% of Americans agree. They think that tech companies should be regulated in the same way that news media is. Further, a recent Pew […]

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October 1st, 2018

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Why Cybersecurity Has Become One of the Fastest Growing Fields

William Woods Undergraduate

Advances in technology and globalization have created an interconnected world that needs to be safeguarded against malicious actors. The cybersecurity market, which reached $80 billion in 2017, is expected to grow to $110 billion by 2020. New lucrative job titles are being spawned in this growing field. For instance, Information Security Analysts – earning salaries of […]

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July 30th, 2018

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