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National Distance Week Series: Online Learning’s Past, Present, and Future

November 9, 2020
Last March, I found myself in a Zoom room exploring Canvas with CapTech Faculty. While compelled by the faculty's optimism, I could not escape the sting of a news story I caught that morning. The sound bite of students complaining about their institution's ability to adapt at the onset of COVID-19 pains me as an Education Tech Admin.  As I facilitated the training, I mentioned the story to a faculty member.  She responded with a comedic, "well, I am only here for Zoom. I know Canvas. I have been using Canvas since we transitioned". Her statements reminded me why I choose to work for an institution founded on the basics of distance education and poised to exceed its founders' vision by 2025. 

National STEM Day

November 6, 2020
November 8 is National STEM Day! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and focuses on encouraging education in those four areas through fun and innovative methods in order to support a well-rounded U.S. workforce.

CISA Offers New Resources on National Critical Functions

November 5, 2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is a federal agency responsible for managing both physical and cyber threats to the country’s physical infrastructure, recently published two new important it

How Waste Water Treatment Plants Work 

November 4, 2020
As mentioned in previous posts about Critical Infrastructure,  the industry is made up of 16 sectors which a

Cybersecurity Issues: Zoom hacking of universities and schools

November 3, 2020
Zoom hacking has been a nationwide problem ever since educational institutions shifted to online learning. Cybersecurity experts have been tasked with identifying and resolving these issues to ensure students and staff remain safe.

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.