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Cybersecurity news: Honda encounters a ransomware attack

August 3, 2020
With the increase in telework due to COVID-19, more companies have found themselves increasingly vulnerable to ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks as a larger group of employees are working outside of a company network.

3 Tips for Surviving Online Classes

July 30, 2020
This is the summer where professors are also students. We're taking a lot of online classes ABOUT online classes–how to run them and traps to avoid. Online classes–due to COVID, costs, accessibility, and more–are becoming a standard part of a student's curricula. Sometimes it's online-only, sometimes it is the mixed classroom/online hybrid model. And as with any class, we're finding out some online classes are awesome and well-run and others are, well, 'less than engaging'.

Mechatronics engineering and renewable energy systems

July 27, 2020
Mechatronics engineers, with their understanding of control systems, computer systems, robotics, electronics, and product engineering, are poised to create the next great advance in renewable energy.

Rise of virtual and augmented reality technology in construction management

July 24, 2020
The construction industry is often thought of as being slow to adopt technology, but virtual and augmented reality have taken a growing role in construction management primarily because of the safety improvements that they offer.

Pandemic Proves to be Test for AI and Machine Learning Systems

July 22, 2020
​​​​​​​Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be helpful tools in the world of data analytics and cybersecurity, helping to predict human behavior and identify potential threats. But what happens when an event causes humans to act in an unexpected way?

AWS Shield Reports Largest DDoS Attack, Overall Increase in Threats

July 21, 2020
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks may not be as common as they once were, but that doesn’t mean that malicious entities have given up on bringing systems to a halt by overwhelming web servers.

Women in the Space Industry

July 20, 2020
Women make up 24% of the aerospace and defense industry. Though in the minority, they have made great strides in recent years with their contributions to the space industry.

Innovative methods for detecting malware

July 17, 2020
Microsoft and Intel Labs have come up with a new, creative approach to detecting malware, called STAMINA, that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Student Voice: My Experience as the First Graduate of the PhD in Product Management

July 14, 2020
Jeremy Pretty, the first graduate in Capitol Tech's PhD in Product Management, wrote about his personal journey, experience with higher education, and achievements at Capitol Technology University.

How IoT puts consumers at risk of cyber attacks

July 13, 2020
As more and more devices are “smart” and the IoT continues to expand, so does the potential for consumers to be exposed to cyber attacks. What are some ways to mitigate this risk for IoT devices?