Yesterday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the University of Central Florida's cyber defense team to the White House to congratulate them on their victory in the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
For more than a decade, various experts have expressed increasing concerns about cybersecurity, in light of the growing frequency, impact, and sophistication of attacks on information systems in the United States and abroad. Consensus has also been building that the current legislative framework for cybersecurity might need to be revised.
Businessweek - A few days later, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Gilgen said at a conference on cybercrime that his agency's cyber division plans to hire 1,000 agents and 1,000 analysts in the coming year.
Opportunities with technology and the Internet appear to have no limit. Academia is often at the forefront of expanding our ever-evolving cyber universe. As new ground is forged and the benefits of a digitally connected world are enhanced, academia has an opportunity to lead by example in ensuring the online practices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are as secure as possible.