From the Spring 2021 Issue

Now is the Time to Address Cybersecurity Education

Author(s):

Kevin Nolten, Director of Academic Outreach, CYBER.ORG

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The tumult of this past year, 2020, has deeply affected the United States’ cybersecurity posture and our ability to defend against significant threats, underscoring the need for continued investment in K-12 cybersecurity education. Millions of K-12 students across the country have made the shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same … Read more

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Ransomware Attack on Buffalo School Systems

Author(s):

Stefan Maraj, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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High school students in Buffalo, New York, have had a rough year. Like many other students throughout the U.S., the pandemic forced them to tackle virtual learning. Then,on Monday, March 15, 2021, Buffalo schools were set to open; however, the return to school was cancelled. The reason? A ransomware attack on the Buffalo School System.  … Read more

Teaching Cybersecurity to Kids

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

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As people who grew up without cell phones, tablets, and computers, today’s parents have — at least generally speaking — learned to be skeptical of technology. We understand that there was a world before it, and we lived through some of the earliest threats (like Y2K, the Target hack, the Equifax data dump, and more). … Read more

Starting a Career in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Cybersecurity is a very large field, filled with many specialized jobs that require a large variety of skills. Though it seems silly to point this out, it is sadly necessary to state that “cybersecurity expert” is not an actual job title. The hardest part of getting a cybersecurity career is knowing how each individual component … Read more

From the Spring 2015 Issue

Cyber Innovation Center: a Pioneer in Cyber-Education and Workforce Development

Author(s):

G.B. Cazes, Vice President, Cyber Innovation Center

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a timeless question teachers across the country ask their students. A typical response: doctor, nurse, lawyer, fireman, veterinarian. While these are great occupations, today’s workforce not only includes these professions but also great opportunities for computer and data scientists, cybersecurity directors, digital forensics … Read more

From the Spring 2015 Issue

Creating Your Ultimate Code-Cracker: the Design of Digital Forensic Workstations

Author(s):

John Samborski, CEO, Ace ComputersUnited

Today most records of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and even criminal organizations are stored on various types of electronic media. In order to properly investigate a suspect, evidence needs to be extractable from electronically stored information (ESI) sources without being corrupted. Digital forensics is the acquisition, scientific examination, and analysis of data retrieved from digital … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

Preparing the Cybersecurity Workforce Through Creative Partnering

Author(s):

Michael Volk, Cybersecurity Specialist, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

Cybersecurity is an industry that is quickly emerging in the new “Creative Economy” and community colleges are stepping in to prepare the workforce of the future. Just as we have seen in the past, as the economy shifts and workforce needs change, the approach to education and training also must evolve. In this new economic … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

Cybersecurity is a STEMB Field … … and the B Isn’t Silent!

Author(s):

Dr. Mansur Hasib, CISSP, PMP, CPHIMS, Public Speaker and Cybersecurity Leader,

Put together a bunch of passionate academics, government officials, and industry leaders who love to discuss their niche in the vast, exciting, multi-disciplinary field of cybersecurity – and sparks are bound to fly! And this is exactly what happened at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) conference held in Columbia, Maryland, November 5-6, 2014. … Read more