Champlain College unveils an Information Security degree program

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College is offering a new Information Security degree that will put students on the front line of the information technology battlefield. Students will learn to fend off information loss and computer intrusions–including threats from nefarious hackers, debilitating viruses, stealthy Trojan Horses and denial-of-service attacks.Starting in the fall, the program joins Champlains Computer Networking and Computer & Digital Forensics programs to create a unique and comprehensive team of undergraduate offerings in this dynamic IT arena. Information Security professionals keep undesireables out of their networks, said program director Gary Kessler, when describing the difference between the programs. Computer forensics professionals investigate the problem once someone has gotten in.A bachelors degree and a seven-course professional certificate will be introduced in the fall. These will also be available online in the coming academic year so working professionals can attend class via the Internet. Some of the new courses include Software Security, Web Security, Securing the Enterprise Network, Business of Information Security and the Information Security Senior Project.New lab tools will allow for infowar exercises; teams of students will build servers and try to protect them from another team that is trying to attack the server.Champlains InfoSec program takes an innovative approach by first allowing students to earn an associates degree in Computer Networking before earning their bachelors degree in Information Security. Were going to make sure people are knowledgeable about administering networks and then well teach them how to secure them, said Kessler, a nationally recognized security expert. It will make our students far more aware of what they are securing.Our graduates will be able to switch hit between network administration and information security–and we believe that will make them desirable in the workforce, Kessler said.The need for educated information security professionals is borne out by hard data. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, IT positions are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2012. Early career paths upon graduation include information security manager, network security administrator, firewall administrator and information privacy officer.What we are seeing is more information technology in the business place: cheaper prices leading to more computer equipment, more computers leading to an increased requirement to build networks, and more networks leading to increase vulnerability and exposure of information and information systems, Kessler said.Jobs are found in both the private and public sectorsincluding positions related to homeland security. All of our countrys critical infrastructures have technology vulnerability, Kessler said. The need for trained professionals is spelled out in The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, published by the White House in February 2003. This document lists five information security priorities, and the third priority is training programs. In addition, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants named information security as the top technology affecting the accounting profession, noting that it is an integral part of how America does business today.Jobs in this field are all but guaranteed to not be shipped overseas due to several factors, Kessler said, including the need to get assistance on the premises quickly, in addition to very real national security concerns.Chris Pache, a Champlain College student from Rindge, N.H., with a penchant for networking, will transfer into the new program. I like learning about detection and prevention, he said. I used to try to see how my files got infected and how I could have avoided it.Pache is used to having dormmates come to him with computer problems and he thinks his skills will serve him well in the future. I think quality network administrators with security knowledge are in high demand, he said.More information on the new program is found by visiting http://www.champlain.edu(link is external) or by calling Champlain College at 800/570-5858. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, career-oriented college with 1,700 full-time and 850 part-time students.# # #last_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

first_imgJAMES FERRYThe death has taken place of James Ferry (Oisin) Meenacuing, Gaoth Dobhair. Remains reposing at his sister Tess’s residence at Meenacuing. Funeral arrangements later. House private from 11pm – 9am.WILLIE PEOPLES The death has occurred in Letterkenny General Hospital of Willie Peoples, 3 Fr McLoone Terrace, Oldtown, Letterkenny. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 noon in St Eunan’s Cathedral with interment afterwards to Leck Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Donegal Hospice or The Alzheimer’s Society c/o Con McDaid and Sons Funeral Directors or any family member.Family time 10pm – 11am and on the morning of the funeral.JOE STEWARTThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Joe Stewart, Gortnaskeagh, Kilmacrennan. His remains will repose at his home from 7pm today, Tuesday. Funeral leaving his home at 2pm on Thursday for Service in Leiter Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in the adjoining burial ground. Family flowers only; donations in lieu if desired to Surgical 2 Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital c/o McElwee Funeral Directors or any family member. House private between 11pm and 10am.PATSY BREEN The death has taken place of Patsy Breen, Greenfield, Convoy. His remains will repose at Gibson’s Funeral Home, Broadpath, Convoy from 3pm to 10pm today, Tuesday. Removal from there tomorrow, Wednesday at 5.30pm going to St Mary’s Church, Convoy to repose overnight. Funeral mass on Thursday at 11am with burial afterwards in the family plot at the old cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Gibson Funeral Directors, Convoy.MARY WALSHThe death has taken place at Dungloe District Hospital of Mary Walsh, (Sunny), Sheskinarone, Dungloe, and formerly of Ranafast. Removal from Mc Glynn’s Funeral Home, Chapel Road, Dungloe today at 2pm, going to her late residence. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am in St Crona’s Church, Dungloe, followed by burial in Maghery Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Dungloe Hospital Patients’ Comfort Fund.  The house is private please from 11pm to 10am.TILLY WILSONThe death has taken place at Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy of Tilly Wilson, Portleen, Kilmacrennan. Remains are reposing at the home of her son Trevor and Daughter in Law Linda at Portleen. Funeral service in the house tomorrow, Wed, at 3pm. Burial afterwards in Milford burying ground. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of desired to Brindley Manor Patients Comfort Fund – c/o any family member. TOMMY BROWNThe death has taken place at Sligo General Hospital of Tommy Brown, Ellesmere Court, West End, Bundoran. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.  Enquiries to John Mulreany Funeral Director on 071 9841547.  House private please.CONNIE BRESLINThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Connie Breslin, Gortin North, Ballindrait. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Murlog at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. ANNE LOGUE (IN LONDON)The death has taken place in London of Anne Logue formerly of Dunmore, Carrigart. Remains will arrive from Belfast International Airport to the Church of John the Baptist, Carrigart tonight, Tuesday, at approximately at 12 midnight. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.MARY O’DONNELLThe death has taken place in Falcarragh Nursing Unit of Mary Mamie O’Donnell, Ballina, Falcaragh. Remains reposing at her home. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12noon in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am.ANDREW McLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at the Buncrana Nursing Unit of Andrew Mc Laughlin, (Rosha’s Andy), Middle Illies, Ballymagan, Buncrana. Remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10am for Requiem Mass at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Buncrana Nursing Unit, c/o Mc Kinney Funeral Directors, Buncrana.MICK LARKINThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Mick Larkin, late of 2 Manor Court, Moville. Remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Pius the 10th Church, Moville, followed by interment in St Clare’s Cemetery, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 was last modified: February 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYFEBRUARY 28last_img read more

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