Walsh College to Host ‘Cyber Chameleon – The Evolving Nature of Cyberattacks’ Webinar on Sept. 7

Your credit card was used online without your authorization. Private customer information at your business has been accessed. Your email has been hacked.

While these scenarios seem different, they all fall under the same category: cybercrime. And the cost of these crimes is staggering. Juniper Research reports that cybercrime will cost businesses more than $2 trillion by 2019.

What exactly are cyberattacks? Can they be stopped?

These and other questions will be addressed when Walsh College hosts a complimentary, live webinar titled, “Cyber Chameleon – The Evolving Nature of Cyberattacks” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. The discussion will focus on how cyberattacks are evolving and how they impact individuals and the world’s economy.

The webinar will be hosted by Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, professor and chair, Information Technology and Decision Sciences, Walsh College. Ciaramitaro is also the director of the Center for Cybersecurity Leadership at Walsh.

“One of the greatest challenges in cybersecurity is keeping up with the change in the nature of cybersecurity threats and attacks,” Ciaramitaro said. “Just when we think one cybersecurity threat is under control, the attack methods and vectors change.”

The “Cyber Chameleon” webinar is the first in a four-part series titled, “Walsh College: Cybersecurity Expert Series.” It will address all aspects of cybersecurity, from the evolving nature of cybercrimes to what cybersecurity experts are doing to better secure businesses and individuals.

For more information or to register for the webinar, visit www.walshcollege.edu/webseries.

Walsh College is a leader in cybersecurity education, offering several degrees as part of its cybersecurity and IT curriculum, including a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), a Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Cybersecurity (MSIT-CS), and a dual Master in Business Administration/Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MBA-MSITL).

Walsh College also offers a Cybersecurity Certificate, which consists of four to six courses, depending on the student’s prior education. The program is available to students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Students who complete this certificate can apply up to 18 semester credit hours of “advanced standing” credit toward the MSIT or MSIT-CS programs.