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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.

What is information systems security?

Information systems security is a hot topic in the news and at the water cooler these days. It is not uncommon to read about breaches in the security of large companies in the news daily. Target’s major breach during Black Friday in 2013 left consumers concerned for their personal information. Earlier this year, The New […]

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2014 Cybersecurity Conference April 24

Cybersecurity 2014: Innovation and Challenge: From Mobiles, Automobiles, Internet of Things to Insider Threats This year’s cybersecurity conference will feature industry leaders and George Mason faculty providing vibrant discussion and interactions on the leading edge topics of cybersecurity today. Sponsored by PwC, speakers include: “2014 PwC Cybercrime Survey” Gary Loveland Principal and U.S. Security Leader, PwC […]

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Videos from Cybersecurity Innovation Forum

George Mason’s Cybersecurity Innovation Forum regularly hosts cyber security experts and technology innovators from throughout the Washington, D.C., region to present case study presentations and share their expertise on a range of cyber security issues and innovations. The forum is hosted by George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems program. Learn more at Watch presentations […]

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IT Pros Rank Mason #7 Best School for Cybersecurity

Hewlett-Packard-sponsored a survey of about 2,000 certified IT security professionals to determine the best schools for cybersecurity. Mason ranks seventh. The survey considers the experience and expertise of cybersecurity program faculty as well as the school’s reputation within the cybersecurity community. Survey participants were provide a list of 403 educational institutions and were tasked with […]

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New Books Examines New Technologies for Our Aging Society

MS in Technology Management director J.P. Auffret and Professors Toshio Obi and Naoko Iwasaki of Waseda University in Japan published “Aging Society and ICT” with IOS Press in September.  The book brings together the papers and presentations of the back to back APEC and OECD joint Aging Society and Special Needs workshops in the Tokyo 2012 – As background  – […]

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