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We need trained cybersecurity professionals. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.
Job hopping has become increasingly prevalent in today's economy. Dr. Rhonda Chicone, full-time faculty, shares her insights in this article on GoodCall.com.
Do you have the proper mechanisms in place in your business recover from a disaster, such as a flood, hurricane, or cyber-attack? Even if disaster recovery was not a topic of your business plan, it is not too late to develop your strategies!
By Andrew August and Rhonda Chicone, School of Business and Information Technology
Learn about some of the traits related to developer roles as well as potential day-to-day tasks.
By Ellen Raineri, PhD, School of Business and Information Technology
Wearable technology is becoming more trendy and desired, but have you considered how it can impact the workplace?
By Rhonda Chicone, School of Business and Information Technology
It goes without saying that a company can benefit from employees using mobile devices. Think about how productive you are using your Android based smartphone or your iPhone. However, mobile device security is of growing importance as threats increase.
By Andy August and Rhonda G. Chicone, School of Business and Information Technology
It's crucial that everyone involved in the development process makes security the goal.
By Rhonda Chicone, School of Business and Information Technology
When security breaches, exploits, or other cyber incidents are publicized, what comes along with the reports is new terminology. Explore the terms you should know.
The increased threat of a
potentially devastating cyberattack has caused many companies and organizations to start
actively recruiting "ethical hackers" to combat the threat.
We live in an interconnected world where it's imperative that web developers adopt a security-first approach for software to reduce cybercrime.
As the technology develops, there is potential for the transformation of several industries. This infographic highlights exciting new job opportunities that could arise over the next few years.
As technological advancements continue to change the world, virtually every industry is dealing with how to better access, manage, interpret, and use various available data. The health care industry faces a unique set of challenges as the use of technology expands, because information in health care comes from so many different sources.
By Ellen Raineri, PhD, Kaplan University Faculty
Academia has increasingly been the target of numerous cyberattacks. Faculty member Ellen Raineri looks at a sample of security incidents that have occurred, and why academic institutions should be attentive to 10 key vulnerable areas.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty
We can list the threats of Internet of Things (IoT) in three major categories: privacy, security and safety; these categories are interrelated as they deal with the same device and its connections.
By Rhonda Chicone, Kaplan University Faculty
Kaplan University expert Rhonda Chicone discusses the new cybersecurity terms to know in 2015.
By Dr. Maria Minor, Kaplan University Faculty | June 1, 2015
Dr, Minor looks at technology and the brain and how digital overload can lead to stress in the workplace.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | May 1, 2015
The technical definition of IoT is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet. These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment.
By Susan Ferebee, Full-Time Faculty | April 2015
The father of robots, Joseph Engelberger says, “I can’t define a robot, but I know one when I see one.” Today, there are multiple definitions.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | April 2015
Have you heard of "Web-scale IT" but are still unsure what, exactly, it is? This article takes a look at three things to know about Web-scale IT and how it might be used today and in the future.
In the span of just a few years, the cloud has reinvented old ways of doing business and engendered entirely new models but it's important to remember that getting business value from the cloud requires more than signing up for iCloud.
If women pursue studies in STEM does it mean that they have a much higher likelihood of making it to the C-suite? Find out!
By Dr. Satyendra Kaith, Kaplan University Adjunct Faculty
If recent news regarding the massive wave of breaches suffered by Hollywood celebrities and retailing icons like Home Depot and Target is not alarming enough, consider the real danger that your own health data could be stolen by hackers.
The advancement of that technology—specifically the implementation of cloud-based systems—could transform HR management from a behind-the-scenes supporting player to a star that drives company strategy.
A recent study found that women earned 57.2% of bachelor’s degrees in all fields in 2010 and 50.3% of science and engineering degrees. Yet more than half of the STEM degrees were in biology, leaving a void in areas such as computer science.
This infographic highlights the rise in cybercrime and explores some of the most pressing and emergent threats facing the information security world.
By Ellen Raineri, PhD, Kaplan University Faculty | January 2015
Learn why strong communication skills are often what differentiate the most successful IT professionals from their peers.
As scholars have sought to quantify the economic effects of workplace diversity, a growing body of research suggests that diverse work environments boost employee performance and a business’s bottom line.
By Dr. Satyendra Kaith, Kaplan University Adjunct Professor
A recent study surveying 1,864 IT professionals found that while enterprise cloud usage is likely to continue growing over the next 2 years, security practices have largely failed to keep up.
Ongoing efforts to create awareness about diversity have been made but many inequities continue to exist. Here are some strategies that can be used as a model to further increase diversity awareness.
Take a look at Kaplan University’s information technology (IT) articles from 2014 that garnered the most attention from our readers. Regardless of where you are or where you want to go in your career, we encourage you to take a look.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | October 1, 2014
The Zero Trust Model of information security simplifies how information security is conceptualized by assuming there are no longer “trusted” interfaces, applications, traffic, networks, or users.
September 26, 2014
People today are becoming savvier online users, making it essential for web designers to create engaging and user-friendly experiences that perform well and continue to stay ahead of design trends and new technologies.
September 25, 2014
Cloud computing is more than a buzz term you hear about the future of
technology. It's already making a huge impact in the IT field by
changing the nature of existing jobs and creating many new ones.
September 24, 2014
When it comes new technologies, no idea is too far-fetched these days. IT professionals are now toeing the line between science and art. The result: new inventions—and massive improvements to old ones—are coming at us at full speed.
September 23, 2014
The time consumers spend using mobile apps has been steadily increasing over the past 2 years. Mobile application development could be a great place to look for career opportunity.
August 18, 2014
Presidents of companies, industry analysts, university researchers, and job recruiters are all posing the same question: Why aren’t there more women in technology fields? One university leader conducted her own research and found three reasons.
IT professionals have already been made to adapt to a rapidly changing
wireless landscape. As fast, effective wireless becomes ubiquitous, it is going
to become even more crucial for the IT professional to evolve.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | August 4, 2014
Kaplan University Professor Ahmed Banafa gives his take on wearable computing and explains to Livescience.com how programming application and thoughtful design will need to keep up to grow the market
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | July 30, 2014
Is it possible that you computer could respond to your emotional state? Professor Ahmed Banafa explores the interdisciplinary field spanning computer science, psychology, and cognitive science.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | July 24, 2014
Heartbleed bug, known as one of the Internet's biggest security threats, has been around for over 2 years but it was only recently discovered. While many companies have released patches, your information is still vulnerable.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | May 9, 2014
Deep learning has helped shape advances in areas as diverse as object perception, machine translation, and voice recognition. Kaplan University Professor Ahmed Banafa explains developments in deep learning in an opinion piece for Livescience.com.
By Dr. Satyendra Kaith, Kaplan University Adjunct Faculty | April 1, 2014
Health care reform in the United States continues to evolve, and health care transformation promises to be an ongoing exercise for the industry. Read more in this article written by faculty member Dr. Satyendra Kaith.
By Ahmed Banafa, Kaplan University Faculty | March 2014
The simplest definition of big data is large and complex unstructured data (images posted on Facebook, email, text messages, GPS signals from mobile phones, tweets, and other social media updates, etc.) that cannot be processed by traditional database tools.
By Dr. Lynne Williams, Kaplan University Faculty | February 2014
Mobile computing has been around now for over 30 years, arguably beginning with the Compaq© Portable “suitcase” computer back in 1982. We are now surrounded by smaller, much lighter devices that easily fit in a pocket, or, in the case of Google Glass, on our nose.
By Dr. Lynne Williams and Jenelle Davis, Kaplan University Faculty | February 21, 2013
Corporate intellectual property is at risk of breach as most everyone seeks to gain advantage in the innovation race. Military and government information faces the same risks with consequences for national security, digitized assets, and international affairs.
By Stephen Beyer, PhD; Susan Ferebee, PhD; Rhonda Chicone, PhD; and Professor Andrew August | August 2013
Mobile computing in 2013 extends beyond apps designed to entertain or to improve personal productivity. Learn more about mobile commuting and industry trends.
By Dr. Lynne Williams, Kaplan University Faculty | September 3, 2013
At Kaplan University, our students are being trained to combat cyberwarfare by the best in the business. Professor Lynne Williams's article about this virtual cold war was published in Computer Technology Review.
By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer | June 21, 2013
Entering one of the most competitive job markets in history, critical thinking and written communications are the most important skills college graduates in IT programs will need to succeed in the workforce. Read more about Kaplan University's faculty survey.
By Dr. Chad McAllister, Kaplan University Professor | January 28, 2013
Innovation has been a buzz word for a few years. Not only is it still part of the business lexicon, it is increasingly recognized as the key driver of economic growth and job creation.
Kaplan University recently became the first online school inducted as a charter member of the Women’s Association of Computing Machinery, also known as the ACM-W. The ACM-W, like its affiliate organization the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), is dedicated to education and scientific computing.
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