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Discovering Careers in Cybersecurity

We were excited to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW), November 11-16, 2019. Technology and cybersecurity play a vital role in many

NICE! 10 years in the Making

We’re lighting the birthday candles – the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo turns 10 this year! For a decade, thought

Easy Ways to Build a Better P@$5w0rd

Last year I provided a number of simple steps to lower the risk to your online presence without making your life harder. This year, I'm focusing on making

'Cybersecuring' the Internet of Things

I recently had the chance to talk with the legendary Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the past

Things That Make Me Wannacry

I’m a bit emotional these days. My youngest—my baby—just graduated from high school. It’s the end of an era for our family: The years of homework, packing

Deciphering: The Thrill of a Lifetime

When I went to graduate school to pursue my master’s degree 35 years ago, I couldn’t have predicted where my study of mathematics would end up taking me. I

Sizing Up the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Those of us who work for small businesses regularly perform duties outside our job description. I’ve experienced the “all hands on deck” approach that drives

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