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Assessing the January 6, 2021 Violent Takeover of the U.S. Capitol Building: The Threat and the Security Technology Response

March 18, 2021
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.

Growing National Focus on Fighting Domestic Terrorism Has Many Complexities

March 18, 2021
With the Biden Administration’s increasing focus on fighting domestic terrorism, counterterrorism professionals need to be prepared for potential attacks both inside and outside of the United States.

UScellular Data Breach Highlights Importance of Employee Security Training

March 16, 2021
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.

Celebrating Pi Day

March 15, 2021
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.

Dr. Radia Perlman: One of the First Female Programmers and Inventor the Internet’s Protocols

March 12, 2021
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.

Rita Brown: Construction Expert, Leader, and Entrepreneur

March 12, 2021
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.

Using Machine Learning Techniques to Limit Social Media Misinformation

March 10, 2021
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.

Women in Construction Week 2021

March 10, 2021
Sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women in Construction Week (WIC) is an annual event used to raise awareness of women in the industry and celebrate their construction contributions.

March 8 is International Women's Day

March 9, 2021
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.

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal: Human-Robot Interaction Researcher & AI Pioneer

March 5, 2021
Most people know who Google’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are and many people even have daily interactions with these personas, but few have met Kismet, Leonard, Aida, Autom, or Huggable.