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Undergraduate Adjunct Recognition Week



Today begins the week-long recognition of Capitol Tech’s outstanding adjunct faculty during our “Undergraduate Adjunct Recognition Week."

Social Engineering Threatens Windows 11 Upgrade

February 24, 2022
Windows 11, the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS), was released in October 2021 with a broad upgrade deployment hitting in late January.

Google and Microsoft Investing Billions in Cybersecurity 

October 11, 2021
A quick search on the internet of ransomware trends will return thousands of articles on the increasing number of ransomware attacks and cyberthreats, estimated by Cybersecurity Ventures to reach $20 billion in cost of damages this year. It’s no surprise then to hear that two of the largest tech companies are making substantial investments in improving cybersecurity efforts.  

Capitol Technology University Partners with Black Girls Hack



This summer, Capitol Technology University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BlackGirlsHack, an organization founded by Tennisha Martin, to share knowledge and resources to help black girls and women break through barriers to careers in information security and cybersecurity.

Samsung TV’s Surprising Remote Capabilities

August 31, 2021
At the beginning of July 2020, a Samsung warehouse in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was robbed of an unknown amount of Samsung televisions. While the thieves may have hoped to resale the TVs, Samsung’s new Television Block Function threw a wrench in that plan.

How Facebook's expanded cybersecurity red team efforts go far beyond the social network

August 27, 2021
Facebook’s red team has always thwarted hackers by hacking their own system to find its vulnerabilities. Now Facebook has realized how expanded cybersecurity red teams can better protect networks by assessing third-party systems.

The Ongoing Ransomware Crisis: A Cyber Expert's Perspective

August 5, 2021
In mid-May 2021, the CEO of Colonial Pipeline, a major gas pipeline that services much of the Eastern Coast of the U.S., admitted that his company paid hackers an estimated $4.5 million in ransom in return for releasing their compute

Critical Infrastructure and cybersecurity in food and agriculture industry

July 23, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis highlighted many critical infrastructure and supply chain issues in the farming and food industries, but cybersecurity in the agriculture industry is important too. The government plans to address all of this.

Questions of ethics arise as Google cybersecurity report exposes US counterterrorism effort

June 28, 2021
Google discovered that the US government used hacking as a counterterrorism tool. The decision of how to report this vulnerability presented an ethics challenge in the cybersecurity field that will impact the industry for years.