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Major opportunities for women in cybersecurity professions

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there are projected to be 3.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2021. Last year, women made up 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, which is a jump from 11 percent in 2013. I believe that there need to be more women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.…

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“Smart Cities” and their pressing issues in the future

Although there is no clear definition as to what a “smart city” is, there are common features that make a city “smart.” These features include the integration of smart data, transportation, energy, infrastructure, and IoT (Internet of Things). Smart data is the foundation of any smart city; it is the feature that collects data from…

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Where 5G, the Internet of Things, and security meet

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” This quote from Steve…

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How commercial airports can be a target for cyber attacks

Commercial airports are very important in society, considering how thousands of people fly all over the world each day. These airports are responsible for collecting, managing, and securing customer data, as well as managing data that is critical to airport infrastructure. According to a U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive, aviation and airports are known to…

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How The Cloud can Improve Data Security

There has been much speculation on whether or not the cloud can positively impact data security. I believe that cloud computing can help improve data security for many reasons, but first I would like to give a brief explanation as to what cloud computing means. The Cloud, otherwise known as cloud computing, is the means…

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Czech Cyber Attaché speaks at Cyber Embassy Night

Above: Daniel Bagge, the Czech Cyber Attaché to the U.S. and Canada, speaks at IWP Cyber Embassy Night. Photograph by Katie Persons Lewis In late March of 2019, dozens of senior diplomats and officials of the United States (U.S.) and her closest allies assembled under the roof of the Marlatt Mansion for the 3rd Cyber Embassy Night…

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How Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing are Evolving Cyber Warfare

Abstract In today’s technological age, there are many means by which one state can attack another state. The attack could be, not only by conventional military, economic, or political methods, but also through cyber operations. Due to the advancement of technology and the increase in innovation, cyberspace is another battlefield of boundless threats. The use…

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Is Blockchain the New Answer for Data Security?

Data security continues to become more and more important in society today. With the number of data attacks, phishing attempts, and hackers trying to obtain critical data, it is difficult for companies and even our government to protect themselves from these attacks. Many critics have pointed to Blockchain as being the new answer for data…

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