The study of crime and criminals informs and helps to define societies that work and don’t work. By studying “why” crime happens, and what leads individuals to criminal acts, we can begin to isolate and fix root causes behind maladaptive behavior. While there will always be a portion of every society that deviates from social . . .
There's an old adage that goes something like "the more things you have, the more things you have to take care of." In the realm of information technology, this is certainly the case. As our number of connected devices has expanded exponentially, so too has the risk that bad actors can use those connections to . . .
"Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn." -Stephen Hawking From classrooms to operating rooms, from social networks to the stock exchange, our lives run on computer technology. It's almost impossible to . . .
A degree in Homeland Security is generally one of the specializations or concentrations in a Criminal Justice program. While criminal justice and homeland security both fit into the realm of public administration or emergency management, the theory, concept, and applications of each field are distinct. The United States enacted the term “homeland security” in 2002 . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Demand in Cybersecurity Cybercrime continues to gallop at an unprecedented pace. Globally, it is approaching losses nearing $500 billion. This crime affects households and corporations. Regarding the former, hackers steal credit card information and bank account details of millions of Americans. Companies have had proprietary information and financial data compromised. The demand for . . .
IMAGE SOURCE We use the term security engineering in the collective sense, as it refers to different areas of computer security. This includes cyber security, network security, computer engineering, computer security, and networking. This post will provide some of the graduate degree choices in this field with a brief synopsis of each. This may help . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Risk Analysis? Risk analysis involves the quantification of unknowns and/or uncertainties with the purpose of determining the effect on end result. The outcome of the process entails making the appropriate decisions based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis. Risk analysis application and its management is indigenous to many industries. The following . . .
IMAGE SOURCE DegreeQuery has written several articles related to cybersecurity, as well as intelligence analysis (see links below). The lines blur due to the seemingly overlapping functions of different roles associated with cyber security. There isn't even a consensus on the spelling of the word-cyber security. Or is it cybersecurity? It depends on the source. . . .
IMAGE SOURCE According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), the median annual wages for information security analysts was $95,510 per year as of May 2017. This is one position in the realm of cybersecurity. The BLS based the salary on a Bachelor's degree and less than five years experience. In addition, the outlook . . .