Author Archives | J.P. Auffret

About 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

June 30, 2015

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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

May 7, 2015

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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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Masters In Cyber Security Boosts Career Outlook

April 16, 2015

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There couldn’t be a better time than now to pursue a masters in cyber security degree. Today, the demand for cyber security professionals is growing three and a half times faster than the IT job market and in 2014 there were 1 million unfilled cyber security jobs globally. Cyber security degrees are the stepping stone […]

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Protecting Your Network From Cyber Security Risks

January 27, 2015

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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

December 16, 2014

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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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