March 18, 2021
Assessing the January 6, 2021 Violent Takeover of the U.S. Capitol Building: The Threat and the Security Technology Response
This article will assess the takeover of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 from the perspective of counter-terrorism, by focusing on the types of security technologies the FBI and other law enforcement authorities have been using to identify and, if possible, accumulate sufficient evidence to arrest the alleged suspects who may have been involved in the event.
March 16, 2021
UScellular Data Breach Highlights Importance of Employee Security Training
UScellular issued a release on January 21 that customer accounts were impacted by a data breach, potentially exposing names, addresses, PIN codes, and phone numbers. UScellular does not believe that more sensitive information, such as social security numbers or credit cards, were impacted.
March 15, 2021
Celebrating Pi Day
Yesterday, March 14, more commonly known as pi day, is celebrated each year by mathematicians and pun lovers around the globe because not only is it the birthday of Albert Einstein, but the date resembles the first three digits of the infamous mathematical number pi when the month and day are numerically written.
March 12, 2021
Dr. Radia Perlman: One of the First Female Programmers and Inventor the Internet’s Protocols
Dr. Radia Perlman’s introduction to programming came early. Born on December 18, 1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia to her father, an engineer, and her mother, a mathematician and computer programmer, Dr. Perlman was a gifted student in math and science.
March 12, 2021
Rita Brown: Construction Expert, Leader, and Entrepreneur
In honor of national Women in Construction Week (WIC) which runs from March 7-13 and includes International Women's Day, Capitol Tech is including a profile on Rita Brown, a current female construction leader, as part of the university’s women in STEM series taking place all March for Women’s History Month.
March 10, 2021
Using Machine Learning Techniques to Limit Social Media Misinformation
With an estimated 500 million tweets a day, reviewing even a small percentage of those flagged as misinformation is hours of work. Researchers are exploring machine learning techniques to streamline this process and eliminate “fake news” on social media.
March 9, 2021
March 8 is International Women's Day
The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose to Challenge”. For centuries, women have been challenging the stereotype that the STEM fields are not ones they should pursue. This blog posts highlights women who have made contributions to STEM and beyond.