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Degree in Cybersecurity Meets Growing Demand

October 21, 2014

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Most individuals understand that their choice to go online—whether it’s surfing the web, making a purchase, opening email, or paying bills—comes with some risk. That is risk is mitigated by an emerging field of cybersecurity professionals. The demand for trained cybersecurity experts is far outpacing the supply. A degree in cybersecurity can help. With the […]

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Graduate Students Learn about IT in Higher Ed

October 10, 2014

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By Jordan Thomas, MS in the Management of Secure Information Systems ’15 Marilyn Smith, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at George Mason University spoke to graduate students in the Management of Secure Information Systems and Technology Management programs in early October. With a $40 million budget, Smith oversees and directs Mason’s central […]

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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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Why do I need a master of secure information systems?

September 15, 2014

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It’s no secret that the importance of protecting our information, whether personal or at the corporate level, has become an important part of today’s business and society. Updating passwords, establishing firewalls, and using anti-virus software are all commonplace. But there is a growing need for educated professionals with a master of secure information systems who […]

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Top Six Databases for Company Research

September 10, 2014

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By Jo Ann Henson, MLIS Recently, I gave a presentation to Mason’s MS in Technology Management students about how to compile a better business plan using research from online databases available through the Mason library. While this was a specific topic, the Mason library has a broad array of online resources that would be valuable for […]

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