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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