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Spinning Out of Control

One has to wonder just where all the hacking is going to lead. Nothing it seems is safe any longer. Major retailers, SONY, the White House, banks, defense contractors, government agencie–all seem to have been vulnerable to one degree or another to...  [Read More]

Top 3 Issues for Cyber Insurance

Cyber insurance is becoming more popular, in part to the large expense of recovery from a cyber attack. Just as we insure houses due to the high cost to replace a house after a disaster, businesses increasingly realize the financial impact of...  [Read More]

How Will Predictive Policing Impact Society in the Future?

Our Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives Derek A. Smith joined RT America yesterday to discuss predictive policing and how it could imapct us in the future. How do you think it will impact out freedom of speech and civil liberties?...  [Read More]

Biometrics: Are we Giving Too Much Away?

Amongst the tekkie community there has been some discussion of Google’s proposal to incorporate biometrics into its product line…including Google Glass. For those not familiar with Google Glass, they are a pair of high tech ‘glasses’ or head mounted displays (HMD) that...  [Read More]

Webinar: The Big Picture of Cybersecurity

On December 18, 2014, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “The Big Picture of Cybersecurity.” During the webinar, attendees learned who are the attackers, what they want, and what they do with the stolen data. They also were introduced...  [Read More]

Expect More and Different Attacks in 2015

We have seen a large number of attacks in 2014, with many more not being disclosed to the general public. The market is scrambling to launch an ever more sophisticated array of tools and services, but the generally disorganized and loosely coupled...  [Read More]

NCI Appoints Two New Fellows

The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College today announced the appointment of two new Fellows, Mr. Melvin Greer and Mr. Kevin L. Jackson. Greer is managing director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank dedicated...  [Read More]

Where are the Women in Cyber?

For some time now we have been asking a simple question – where are the women in technology? The usual answer is…it’s being worked on. Statistics reveal women in STEM programs continue to be at low levels despite efforts to attract them...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives Set for February Release

NCI is proud to announce it will be releasing its second book Protecting Our Future: Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives this coming February. In the world of technology, cybersecurity is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic topics of our time....  [Read More]

You’re Invited to NCI for another Cyberwarefare Symposium Series Event

Join us Tuesday morning January 27 as we host industry experts for a discussion on security in cyberspace. This contemplative discussion will investigate how the cyber security field has changed over the past five to ten years, the meaning of better cyber...  [Read More]