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Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s 100% online Master of Information Technology program has been ranked the No. 1 online graduate degree for cybersecurity nationwide in the 2019 rankings list from CyberDegrees.org, a Washington D.C. -based company.

From the Summer 2021 Issue

From the Publisher

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Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Summer 2021 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!   As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

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Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hello, The modern perspective on cybersecurity has ancient roots.  For millennia, humans have built walls, posted sentries, vetted their interlocutors, and established watchmen to ensure that behaviors and interactions meet established standards for propriety and orthodoxy (h/t to Juvenal; quis custodiet ipsos custodes indeed) in an effort to ensure that only those duly authorized have … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

OSI: The Great Grandmother of Troubleshooting

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Nikkia S. Henderson, M.S., Secretary , Women in Cybersecurity Mid-Atlantic Affiliate

OSI

Imagine during class one evening, a professor asks a student, “Do you know what the OSI Model is?” At the thought of it being a trick question, the student, not answering immediately, slowly shook their head, and answered “no.” As an extra credit incentive, the professor tasked the student with preparing for a pop quiz … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Who is Helping Cybercrime Victims?

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Kristin Judge, CEO/President , Cybercrime Support Network

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Cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in America and has created an economic crisis. Imagine the financial impact on communities when $420 billion is lost every year. Imagine the emotional impact on the millions of kids cyberbullied and lured away by online predators, or seniors drained of their retirement savings. Think about what happens to … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Resiliency

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Kate Esprit, Intelligence Analyst , Sibylline Americas Inc.

Top Five Tips

What can we learn from a cyber-attack in Alaska? Albeit small, they were resilient! In July 2018, the small Alaskan community of Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) was targeted by a ransomware attack, which resulted in more than 700 devices being knocked offline. The incident proliferated through Mat-Su’s local networks, impeding office phone lines and affecting the borough’s … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Cyber Nurse: How Healthcare Workers Can Prevent Another Type of Infection

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Mason Moran, Senior SOC Analyst , Government Agency

Cyber Nurses- How Healthcare Workers Can Prevent Another Type of Infection

A DIFFERENT KIND OF INFECTION COVID-19 has doctors and nurses spread thin, they are working around the clock, and trying to keep their overly crowded hospitals functioning in some orderly fashion amidst the chaos. The last thing these workers need is another problem to worry about. Unfortunately, the pandemic brought upon an infection that healthcare … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

How Do We Take the Sting Out of Being Stung?

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-Larry Letow, President, U.S. Region, CyberCX

Justin Petitt, Director of Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation

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With cyber-attacks and ransomware making the mainstream news, and consequences rippling out far past single layers of users or customers, how can we collectively take the sting out of getting stung by a common cyber-heist?  Attacks against networks, data stores, and business processes are not new by any means. Indeed, without getting too deep into … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

How to Decide a Safe and Suitable Business Model in a COVID-19 World for Your Business

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Glenn Axelrod, M.Sc. IT, CISA, CISM, CRISC, Senior Information Technology Consultant , HKA Technology Solutions, L.L.C.

How to Decide a Safe and Suitable Business Model in a COVID-19 World for Your Business

Over the last ten years, remote work has increased by more than 100%; between 2017 and 2018, telecommuting increased by more than 20%. The COVID-19 pandemic altered our working environment, and some businesses discovered that they were unable to transition to a fully remote or hybrid workforce model. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read more