ECPI University Now Offering In-Demand Cybersecurity Master’s Degree

ECPI University Now Offering In-Demand Cybersecurity Master’s Degree

The employment marketplace spoke, and ECPI University listened. In response to increased cyber hostilities and the need for even greater security expertise, ECPI University is now offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with two concentrations: Cybersecurity Policy or Cyber Operations. “Worldwide threats to computer networks and information systems are escalating at an alarming rate,” says ECPI…

Palo Alto Networks, A Cybersecurity Company, Visits Virginia Beach Campus

Palo Alto Networks, A Cybersecurity Company, Visits Virginia Beach Campus

Network and Enterprise Security Looking to Recruit ECPI University Graduates Representatives from Palo Alto Networks recently visited ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus. A network and enterprise security company based in Santa Clara, California, Palo Alto Networks’ core product is a platform that includes advanced firewalls designed to provide network security, visibility, and granular control of network activity…

Cybersecurity Solution A Win For ECPI University Charlotte Alum

Cybersecurity Solution a Win for ECPI University Charlotte Alum

Not long after Patrick Wright graduated from ECPI University’s Charlotte campus in 2008, he co-founded an IT firm, STP Ventures. It has grown steadily and emerged as a respected provider of IT Solutions, including help desk support services, virtualization, network and cyber security, website design, and hosting. Now, he may be on the verge of something…

What Makes a Good Password?

What Makes a Good Password?

By Dr. Walter Brock, PhD, CIS Faculty Greenville If you have been in IT for any period of time, you know the rules for good passwords by heart right? Is this a good password? P1a$$W0rD! Well, let’s see: It has more than 8 characters. It contains 2 numbers, 2 capital letters, 2 lower case letters,…

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack Hits Russia and Ukraine Hard

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack Hits Russia and Ukraine Hard

Bad Rabbit Advisory from the ECPI University Center of Excellence Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe were targeted by a new strain of ransomware named ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year. Bad Rabbit, which originated in Ukraine, was first seen on computers at the Odessa…

Capture the Flag (CTF) Prep Class Takes Place at ECPI University

Capture the Flag (CTF) Prep Class Takes Place at ECPI University

By Mike Taylor, Associate Dean of Cyber and Network Security, ECPI University This fall, the Information Systems Security Association’s (ISSA) Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter teamed up with ECPI University’s student ISSA chapter to host a Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition training event, held at ECPI University’s Raleigh campus. The event was designed to…

WannaCrypt Ransomware Worm Continues to Infect Computers Globally

WannaCrypt Ransomware Worm Continues to Infect Computers Globally

Advisory from the ECPI University Cyber Center for Innovation The WannaCrypt ransomware worm, aka WanaCrypt or Wcry, was released on Friday May 12th, 2017. It has spread to at least 150 countries, infecting hospitals, businesses including Fedex, rail stations, universities, at least one national telco in the UK and many more organizations. Making this one of…

Cyber Security Center for Innovation by ECPI University

Cyber Security Center for Innovation by ECPI University

Cyber Security Center for Innovation by ECPI University A New Generation of Cyber Security When it comes to discussing cyber security, many people believe they are not in danger. Instead, large businesses, the government, and other massive entities are the ones who should be worried. However, many people fail to realize just how valuable their…