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.

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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Deciphering the IT/Cyber Lexicon

September 22, 2014

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The meaning of words and names change over time and this is especially true in the rapidly changing technology industry. For example, we have information security, computer security, information assurance, cyber security and IT security. Not only have these names changed meaning over time, there isn’t necessarily a clear consensus on the meanings and the […]

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Evolution of the Chief Information Technology Officer

September 9, 2014

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Business has continued to evolve as new advances in technology have been made. With this evolution, the role of the chief information technology officer (also called the chief information officer or the CIO), has grown increasingly important in strategic planning in modern organizations. As information technology has become and remains an integral component in everyday […]

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