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UA offers online master’s degree in cybersecurity

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The University of Arizona has launched a new online master’s degree program in cybersecurity just as a new report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the cyber crime epidemic will triple the number of open cybersecurity positions over the next five years.  The Master of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum draws from the UA’s top-ranked Eller Management… Read More →

Scottsdale-based cybersecurity firm raises $10 million in funding

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Scottsdale-based cybersecurity firm working towards a future with no passwords, Trusona, raised $10 million in a Series B funding round, according to a Tuesday announcement. The online identity authentication service firm plans to use the new funding to accelerate its growth by doubling Trusona’s number of employees in the next three months, said Ori Eisen, Trusona’s CEO. Trusona currently has 15 people working at its… Read More →

Arizona cyber experts warn that WannaCry outbreak just tip of iceberg

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Arizona cybersecurity experts called the recent international cyberattacks known as “WannaCry” among the worst attacks they have seen, and they called it a warning about the country’s lack of cybersecurity preparation. “This is only the beginning of a very, very long list of bad stuff,” said Brett Scott, co-founder of the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range.… Read More →

itSynergy offers tips for deterring cyber thieves

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Tax season is in full swing, which means cyber thieves are lurking online, ready to fool you with any number of phishing scams, password breaches and other deceptive activities in order to compromise your Social Security number. In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) experienced its largest hack, when cyber criminals gained access to more… Read More →

Former FBI agents added to WGM cyber/forensic team

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Scottsdale-based technology firm WGM added two former FBI agents to its fraud and cyber protection services team. Michael McAndrews recently joined WGM as its director of Network Security Services and Jeffrey D. Evans joins as its senior Forensic Consultant. McAndrews worked as a special agent at the FBI, investigating computer crimes including intrusions, Internet fraud and… Read More →

10 things to watch in banking in 2017

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

Banks put a tremendous number of man hours and pour a staggering amount of resources in analytics so they can better understand, navigate and predict their risk environment. But there are some things that just cannot be predicted and banking leaders have to sit back and take a wait-and-see attitude. Technology, politics, interest rates and… Read More →

Experts: Quest for convenience may weaken cybersecurity

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Yahoo! recently announced that in 2014 more than 500 million of its user accounts were stolen, but Yahoo! didn’t catch this cybersecurity breach until 2016, two years after the information was taken. In 2015 Ashley Madison, a popular dating website, was hacked and the identity of many of its users were released to the public.… Read More →

Here are some tips to improve your cybersecurity

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October is cybersecurity month.  As cyber hacks continue to increase, the landscape is changing in many ways.  Companies and business owners are taking on more responsibility to ensure their businesses are more protected or face legal and financial consequences.  We as individuals are required to be more conscientious when sharing our personal information. And, with… Read More →

Scottsdale-based WGM expands cybersecurity investigating services

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WGM, a leading information technology consulting, data analytics and cybersecurity services firm, expanded its offering to include a complete set of investigative services for clients to include both internal and external investigation capabilities. Internal issues may involve investigating employee issues of theft, misuse of company property, policy violations, threats against employees, difficult terminations and other… Read More →

Former FBI agent joins cybersecurity firm

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A Scottsdale-based cybersecurity firm added a former FBI special agent to lead the firm’s forensic and investigative cybersecurity efforts. WGM added Robert Meshinsky who will serve as the Practice Leader of Forensic Services and Cyber Security Investigations.  Meshinsky and his team will provide technical help and advice to clients – whether they’re handling a cyber-breach or facing a… Read More →

UAT will launch certificate program in cyber security

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local businesses are starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands,… Read More →

Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy

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The internet has made us more connected than at any time in history. But with that connection comes and increased need to secure cyberspace to protect our way of life, experts insist. Cyber attackers and criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and the number of cyber attacks against United States companies continues to… Read More →

Survey: Cybersecurity Tops List of Concerns

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Security related topics are often front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, but what concerns Americans the most? According to a new national survey from University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security, identity theft (70 percent) and personal cybersecurity (61 percent) are the security issues of greatest concern. These fears may be… Read More →

U. of Phoenix offers Cybersecurity Scholarships

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University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., and the (ISC)2® Foundation, today announced they are offering nine full-tuition scholarships. (ISC)2 Foundation is the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to empower students, teachers and the general public to secure their online lives with community cyber security education and awareness. The scholarships… Read More →