Trident University International

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: ERIC SESSIONS, JR.

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 10, 2017 7:35:18 PM

Eric Sessions, Jr. is a U.S. Naval Commissioned Officer, and in this capacity he has been selected by the President of the United States to serve indefinitely as an Information Professional Leader anywhere in the realms of acquisitions, project management, afloat communications systems, joint expeditionary communications planning, and cyber defense capacities.  

He is an alumnus of Trident’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Technology programs.

Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?

Eric Sessions, Jr.: Since attending Trident, my professional credentials and accomplishments have increased significantly. Moreover, the education obtained at Trident propelled my opportunities in the U.S. Navy from being a non-commissioned Sailor to getting accepted into the Navy’s most rigorous and scrutinized commissioning avenue of Officer Candidate School. This has been a long standing goal of mine that was ultimately accomplished by pursuing higher learning at Trident.

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Topics: Information Systems, Master's Degrees, Military, Alumni

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: ROBERTA YAWU

Posted by Roberta Yawu on Nov 3, 2016 5:52:46 PM

My name is Roberta Phillips Yawu, born November 12, 1980, in the West African nation of Liberia.  I am presently residing in Akron, OH.  As a mother of three wonderful boys, I just recently received my online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Trident University International. I have a BSc Degree in Electronics Engineering (cum laude) and I am Cisco Certified.

My current employment is with Signet Jewelers, Inc. as a PC Support Analyst.  My previous jobs include a Registry Systems Analyst for Tetra Tech ARD (USAID Contractor) and an Information Technology Specialist for ArcelorMittal.

Before reaching this point in life, let me first give you a sense of where I come from and what I have gone through.  Life is not a walk in the park or the faint hearted. We are all faced with our own challenges, but my goal has always been to overcome these challenges in order to pursue my passion.

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Topics: Information Systems, Master's Degrees, Alumni, Master in Business Administration

HACKERS HELP TO STRENGTHEN U.S. CYBER SECURITY

Posted by Dr. Pietro Savo on Sep 7, 2016 11:10:44 AM

Note: this is the follow-up to a blog on cyber security and hacking that we posted last month.

Earlier this year, the United States government hired a team of hackers to exploit flaws in the Pentagon’s Cyber Systems. A system penetration occurred not once, not twice, but over 130 times.

This was part of the Department of Defense’s "Hack the Pentagon" event, which was labeled as the first ever "bug bounty" in the US federal government history. Over 1,400 hackers were contacted to take part in this exercise, invited to find cyber security weaknesses with five government public websites, including defense.gov, between April 18 and May 12. During that period, the hackers reported 1,189 vulnerabilities, with 138 of them determined to be "legitimate, unique and eligible for a bounty.”

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Topics: Information Systems, Military Education, Veteran Education, Cybersecurity

HOW VULNERABLE IS THE UNITED STATES TO A MAJOR CYBER ATTACK?

Posted by Dr. Pietro Savo on Aug 5, 2016 11:31:30 AM

The United States government hired a team of hackers, instructing them to exploit flaws in the Pentagon’s Cyber Systems. Due to their actions, a system penetration occurred over 130 times. After these “attacks,” the Pentagon will assess the damage and develop countermeasures against them – and then the cycle starts over as the hackers start to look for more flaws to assess. Cyber security is a never-ending process.

While we have sophisticated systems, we also have sophisticated enemies requiring sophisticated defense and offensive methodology.

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Topics: Information Systems, Military Education, Veteran Education, Cybersecurity, College of Health and Human Services

HOW EDUCATION CAN HELP PREVENT CYBERATTACKS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Last month a hospital in Los Angeles was the victim of a serious attack. Rather than the type of attack that most people would expect, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center lost access to its email and electronic health records for more than a week due to a cyberattack.

This is a serious crime that occurs often – a hospital in Philadelphia saw a similar attack recently, as well as small police departments in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. According to the Los Angeles Times, at least 158 medical providers, insurers, and hospitals have reported being hacked since 2010.

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Topics: Information Systems, Faculty, Master's Degrees, Veteran Education, Bachelor's Degrees, Cybersecurity

BEYOND THE GEEK SQUAD: THE TOP 5 IT JOBS OF 2015

Posted by Trident University on Nov 19, 2015 12:00:27 PM

Knowing how to navigate the tech world is essential for success in the professional sphere. For an individual with specialized skills and a deep knowledge of technology and information infrastructure, there are almost no limits on achievement.

This blog is inspired by yearly rankings on U.S. News and World Report and includes statistics from the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Topics: Information Systems, Online Learning, Military, Cybersecurity

RESEARCH SUCCESS: FACULTY & DOCTORAL STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Dec 23, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Compassionate commitment – one of Trident’s two Pillars of excellence – is exhibited by its dedicated faculty and staff on a daily basis. It’s not just a mindset or attitude, but it’s a way of serving a student population who is focused on practical goals and transferrable skills.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Scholarly Research, Information Systems, Faculty