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Online cybersecurity degree sparks interest
Tuesday - 7/20/2010, 8:30am EDT
- Cybersecurity is making its way to college classrooms - and is even more popular than expected. The University of Maryland University College is launching an online cybersecurity degree program this fall. The day the school announced the new class, more than 200 students signed up. The president of the school anticipates thousands by the time the programs begin. USA Today reports the studies are geared for older students already holding down jobs. Because the course work is completely online, most of the students enrolled are expected to be working professionals who are looking to change careers. Graduates will be trained to defend against cyberattacks, both from a technical and policy-setting standpoint.
- How do you know the Web sites you visit aren't just fronts for hackers? Web security experts have finished a project to lock down the Internet's address book. They've installed technology to prevent hackers from sending you to a Web site that looks real but is actually fake. In the past, hackers HAVE done it by poisoning the system for domain names; That tells your computer where to go on the Web. The project involved both the federal government and outside Internet security experts.
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