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Interview with Professor Rick Hansen: Why I Hire Current Capitol Tech Students

October 30, 2020
It is well-known that Capitol Technology University’s students have close mentee-mentor relationships with professors and are highly sought after by employers post-graduation, but it may not be as well-known that some students are hired by professors.

Q&A: Charles Cayot, a Founder of the Cybersecurity Program's Predecessor

October 28, 2020
Charles Cayot, Associate and Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University and Lead Faculty for Risk Management (IAE 674) and Principles of Cybersecurity (IAE 685), spoke with us about his experience building the Information Assurance program, now known as the cybersecurity program at Capitol Tech.

Q&A Cybersecurity Alumni: Jessica Jimenez

October 27, 2020
Jessica Jimenez, a 2013 graduate of Capitol Technology University's Master of Science in Information Assurance (now called Cybersecurity), spoke with Capitol Tech about her experience in this program. Jessica currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Capitol Tech, is a Senior Manager in Amazon's Threat Detection and Monitoring Department, and is an Information Security Instructor at the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.

Cybersecurity Issues: US Election cyberattacks by foreign entities

October 26, 2020
Cybersecurity professionals have a daunting task ahead of keeping the upcoming U.S. presidential election safe and secure from foreign hacks and cyberattacks as hackers develop new and innovative ways to target election systems.

AI-Enhanced Cyberthreats

October 21, 2020
​​​​​​​Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many benefits – a home with smart technology can reduce energy use; AI can help predict disasters, such as the path of wildfires; and enhances automation, making for more streamlined manufacturing. However, AI can also be used for malicious activity, particularly as hackers use the technology to commit bigger and more efficient attacks.

Smart Contract Hacking: What is it and What Does it Affect?

October 19, 2020
A smart contract is a way to handle business transactions to ensure they are secured, accurate, fast, and cost-effective–all without involving a third party, such as a bank. A smart contract uses a computer program that automatically executes the contract, the specifications of which are written into the program code.

Haden Land: A Hispanic STEM Leader and Chairman of Capitol Tech's Board

October 15, 2020
As many young children did, Haden Land grew up watching NASA’s Apollo Missions, except Land had a particular interest–his father was responsible for the trajectories of the launches. This early access to a STEM began Land’s long and successful career in the T part of STEM.

Seize the Moment: Now is the Time for Women in Cybersecurity

October 13, 2020
A recent report released by the cybersecurity company Mimecast revealed that cybercrime has increased significantly in the midst of the global pandemic. The 48-page report “100 Days of Coronavirus (COVID-19),” released in May 2020, reported an overall increase in cyber-attacks by 33%

Build Your Future with NCCER and Capitol Technology University’s Online Construction Programs

October 12, 2020
Those that have worked hard to obtain a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential in one of their many disciplines may now use those credentials towards completion of any of Capitol Tech’s Bachelor’s degrees. 

Interview: Dr. William Butler, Chair of Cybersecurity, Talks About Cyber Awareness Month

October 9, 2020
Capitology Blog talked with Dr. William Butler, Chair of Capitol Technology University’s Cyber and Information Security programs and Director of the university's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA), to discuss cyber awareness and what everyone—from the general user to cybersecurity expert—can do to protect themselves.