Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

The following op-ed was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The author is Dr. Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-director of Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s recent announcement that 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen is the latest in a rash of break-ins that raise concerns about how to make our online lives more secure. From the U.S. government to the adult online dating site Ashley Madison, it seems no system is safe from a potential cyberattack.

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S&T students perform wireless audit in Rolla

Wireless networks are becoming the standard form of Internet connection in American households. While wireless communication can be easier to install and more convenient to access than wired connections, secure data transmission is harder to ensure.

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Partnership to help S&T students improve Internet security

A new partnership with Lumension worth nearly $1 million will help put Missouri University of Science and Technology students at the forefront of Internet security. [Read more…]

UMR named Missouri’s first NSA-designated university for cyber-security education

UMR students will soon be eligible for new scholarships and grants related to securing the nation’s information systems, thanks to the university’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE).

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