Posts Tagged: cybersecurity

The Employability Imperative: A Pioneer in Job Guarantees Sweetens Offerings with Cybersecurity, Golf-Readiness

New England has a rich history of innovation and economic prosperity due, in part, to the fact that our region is home to some of the nation’s most prestigious higher education institutions as well as a wide array of other postsecondary offerings. As the nation’s economy has evolved to be knowledge-based and technology-driven, New England is well-positioned to produce the knowledge workers to ...

For Colleges and Universities, Complex Networks Require a Layered Approach to Security

Colleges and universities experienced something of a wakeup call in 2010, when hackers breached an Ohio State University system containing the social security numbers, dates of birth and physical addresses of 760,000 people. Though it was unlikely that data was released, the investigation and remediation effort was massive and incredibly costly, including offering 12 months of free credit-monitori...

Pecking Orders, Guns, Tracking and More from the NEJHE Beat

Pecking orders. Harvard and Cornell recently tied for the U.S. higher ed institutions that educate the most CEOs who run U.S. companies listed by Forbes in the top 100. We would often pore over such lists of where top CEOs went to college and meticulously note how many graduated from New England colleges. The predictable story was how many went to Harvard, Yale and MIT and how few went to New Engl...

Cybersecurity, Data Science Among New Offerings Under NEBHE Tuition Break

Cybersecurity, a relatively new term, may actually be the word of the year because of its global significance. Its simple definition is “measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack.” But simple it is not. Computer and Internet security have spawned a whole vocabulary, such as hackers, leak...

Cyber-Gap

Within the information technology sector, cybersecurity is considered its own supersector. As information becomes increasingly digitized and a growing array of transactions can be completed in the cloud, people, governments and enterprises become increasingly more vulnerable. This vulnerability is capitalized upon by hackers and other cybercriminals, as evidenced in the high-profile breaches at th...

URI Fall 2011 Honors Colloquium to Feature Talks by Inventor Kurzweil, other Futurists on Technologies

The University of Rhode Island's honors colloquium will address technological advances expected over the next 20 to 30 years and their impact on humankind.Talks will take place Tuesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m. from September through December 2011, at Edwards Auditorium on URI's Kingston campus. The complete season line-up follows:Tuesday, Sept. 13Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil on exponential g...

NE Biz Group Announces July Events

The New England Council announced a slate of events for July ... Congressional Roundtable Breakfast with U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) on Tuesday, July 13, 8 to 9:30 a.m., K&L Gates, located at the State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston Forum on Cybersecurity, on Tuesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Microsoft Corp., Cambridge Congressional Roundtable Breakfast wit...