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Legacy Cyber Attitudes have Come Home to Bite Operational Technology (OT) Systems

February 12, 2021
Our critical infrastructure OT systems have legacy computer systems.  To make the problem worse, many OT systems operators are connecting these systems to the information technology (IT) enterprises without cybersecurity planning.  The breach of Oldsmar, Florida Water System by malicious attackers.  These hackers accessed the chemical feed system and increased the sodium hydroxide (lye) to unsafe levels. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. 

The Technical and Practical Difference Between Computer Science and Data Science

February 11, 2021
There are many avenues that can be taken to pursue a degree in information technology. Computer science was one of the first, having been around since mainframe computers were first invented in the 60s. Since then, fields of study in IT have expanded greatly, including the rapidly growing field of data science. But what exactly are the differences between computer science (CS) and data science?

Design and Construction Week: Construction Job Shortages

February 10, 2021
February 9-12, 2021 is Design and Construction week. You can read more about this week a blog posted earlier this week.

Capitol Tech Celebrates Safer Internet Day

February 9, 2021
Today, February 9, 2021, is the 18th annual Safer Internet Day, an initiative that began as the EU SafeBorders project and is now championed by the Insafe network. Safer Internet Day was started in 2004 to “raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns." This year’s theme is "Together for a better internet," so Capitol Tech wanted to join the 170 countries who celebrate Safer Internet Day around the world.

Design and Construction Week 2021

February 8, 2021
For what seems to be an entirely hands-on industry, it may appear odd that the 2021 Design & Construction Week, which takes place this week from February 9-12 will be virtual, but this multifaceted industry has incorporated digital services across careers. This event serves as a venue for construction and design professionals to share ideas about residential and commercial construction and design.

Machine Learning Applications

February 5, 2021
Machine learning (ML) is the capability of systems to automatically learn and improve from experience independently, without human intervention. Used with artificial intelligence, the capabilities of machine learning are endless.

Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month

February 4, 2021
February is commonly known as a month-long celebration of Black History Month, but February is also when Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month® is celebrated. CTE encompasses any field of study that prepares students for “high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers” according to the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE).

Work Ethics & Etiquette: What Are They & How Do I Get Them?

February 3, 2021
As a student, you should be developing work ethic and etiquette skill sets to prepare you for the work environment.  Work ethics and etiquette show how motivated you are, how you handle responsibilities, and your level of professionalism. Work ethics are used in coordination with work etiquette and are traits all employers are looking for.

The Race Between Countries to Accumulate the Most Technically Skilled Work Force

February 2, 2021
According to a 2019 study by Indeed, machine learning (ML) engineer ranked #1 on the job site’s best jobs, with ML growing 344% between 2015 and 2018. A total of nine jobs in the tech realm were included on the list, with full-stack developer ranking #3, robotics engineer ranking #11 and data scientist ranking #22. With tech jobs in demand around the world, countries often find themselves in competition for the highest skilled workforce.

Capitol Tech Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2021
Since 1976, February has been known as Black History Month–a month dedicated to celebrating the lives, heritage, and contributions of black people in America.