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.

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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Why America Needs Graduates with a Cyber Security Degree

September 3, 2014

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The need to protect our personal information and for companies to protect themselves and their customers has grown exponentially. The same can be said for the U.S. government. Cyber security protection has become a vital component of national security. This means the need for professionals with a cyber security degree has increased, and will continue […]

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Information Technology Management Training

July 31, 2014

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Whether you are just entering the field or a seasoned IT professional, information technology management training is a necessity to advance your career. Many information technology management training opportunities are offered through private institutions, executive education at universities or even through graduate degree programs. Determining which avenue of information technology management training you would like […]

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