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J.P. Auffret

I am director of the executive degree programs in the George Mason School of Business including the MS in Technology Management, MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, and Executive MBA. Additionally, I am a co-founder of the International Academy of CIO and serves as an advisory board member of the Waseda eGovernance Research Center.

Cyber Security Breaches Increase Demand for Cyber Security Degrees

As cyber security breaches continue to increase, so does the demand for cyber security degrees. According to the infographic below, 1,993,210 records are lost or stolen every day, 83,050 every hour, 1,384 every minute and 23 every second. 66% of breaches have occurred in North America. The hardest hit industry is the banking industry, with […]

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9 Cybersecurity Strategies and Insights

A partnership among George Mason University, IBM, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) has produced new research and strategic insights into cybersecurity threats and cybersecurity strategies for risk management. Key cybersecurity strategies and insights the research unveiled: Industry would like to have one government entity to connect with on cybersecurity issues. Currently, depending on circumstances, an […]

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Protecting Your Network From Cyber Security Risks

Cyber security risks and cyber attacks against companies and governments continue to grow. The recent breach at Sony Studios is just another example of the importance of cyber security risk management. There are many ways to protect your organization against cyber security risks, but it is often difficult to mitigate them all. How can you […]

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Interview Tips for MS in Cyber Security or MS in Technology Management Programs

So you’ve applied to masters in cyber security or technology management masters degree programs. You followed our tips for the application process and the letters of recommendation and let’s be honest, you look great on paper.  That means you’re in right? Not so fast. Most programs keep their class sizes small 25-45 students to create […]

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