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National Infrastructure Security Month: What Does it Mean?

November 20, 2020
November is National Infrastructure Security Month. Most people take for granted the infrastructure systems and services that support us – from transportation systems to communications networks to office buildings to concerts. These and more are part of our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Microsoft's Underwater Data Center

November 19, 2020
Water is likely not the first place you think of for a location of a data center, but that is exactly what Microsoft thought in 2018, when they sunk a data center off the coast of Orkney Islands in Scotland for what they have dubbed Project Natick. The goal of the underwater data center was to determine if being housed in cool temperature can improve energy efficiency and reduce costs that are normally associated with cooling servers on land, reported Rory Cellan-Jones for BBC in 2018.

Q&A: Dr. Ron Martin, Capitol Tech's Professor of Practice in Critical Infrastructure

November 18, 2020
Capitology Blog talked with Dr. Ron Martin, Capitol Tech's Professor of Practice in Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management, to discuss critical infrastructure and the importance of celebrating national Critical Infrastructure Security Month.

How To Build A Career In Counterterrorism

November 16, 2020
There are many fields in which someone interested in cyber and information security can pursue a career. One area that is always in demand is counterterrorism.

“Capitolizing” on Classmate Connections

November 13, 2020
In today’s online learning environment, it is easy to forget that part of the college experience is to connect with your peers. These connections not only make for a great time today, but they can often turn into future professional connections, as well. Therefore, it is important not to miss the opportunity to make lasting connections with your classmates–even as an online student. Let these 5 tips help you expand your online student network:

Meet Leon Brittain, An Undergrad in Mechatronics Engineering 

November 12, 2020
When Leon Brittain graduated from high school in 2019, he knew he wanted to study electrical and mechanical engineering. A detailed search of post-secondary programs led him to Capitol Technology University’s Mechatronics Engineering program, which allows him to pursue both fields of interest simultaneously.

Student Spotlight: Take Charge of your Online Learning

November 12, 2020
I have a name that I want you to remember. Remember this name because this person is making trendsetting and influential moves in her industry while being an online student at Capitol Tech and is defining what it means to “take charge” of your online learning.

Faculty Spotlight: Learn How Industry Leader, Dr. Ron Martin, Prepares His Online Students to Meet the Challenges of the Critical Infrastructure World

November 11, 2020
Dr. Ron Martin is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University with a specialization in Identity Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM), Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control Systems, and Cybersecurity. Dr. Martin, now an instructor, consultant, and Subject Matter Expert (SME), worked in a government capacity (in various roles) for decades with the United States Army, United States Department of Commerce, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

3 Proven Tips by College Advisor & Instructional Designer

November 10, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Pursuing a degree online is NOT easier just because it’s online.   That’s a myth, and a lot of people believe it. Why? Well, the reasons vary and to be honest, we don’t need to spend any time exploring those reasons.  

National Distance Week Series: Online Learning’s Past, Present, and Future

November 9, 2020
Last March, I found myself in a Zoom room exploring Canvas with CapTech Faculty. While compelled by the faculty's optimism, I could not escape the sting of a news story I caught that morning. The sound bite of students complaining about their institution's ability to adapt at the onset of COVID-19 pains me as an Education Tech Admin.  As I facilitated the training, I mentioned the story to a faculty member.  She responded with a comedic, "well, I am only here for Zoom. I know Canvas. I have been using Canvas since we transitioned". Her statements reminded me why I choose to work for an institution founded on the basics of distance education and poised to exceed its founders' vision by 2025.