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AMU Students Prepare for Cyber Crisis Competition in D.C.

By Leischen Stelter

On March 11-12, four AMU students will get a chance to prove they have the best solution to such a significant cyber crisis during the fourth annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. AMU will compete against student teams from other universities to see who can develop the most comprehensive national security policy recommendations to this simulated cyber crisis.

Kik and the Dangers of Social Media Apps

By Tim Hardiman

In January, 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was kidnapped and killed, allegedly by an 18-year-old man she met through an anonymous messaging application, Kik Messenger. Police officers must have a broad understanding of the dangers of social media apps, how they're being used by young people, and why they're so attractive to predators.

Protect the Organization from Cyberattacks: Security Through Active Prevention (STAP)

Security breaches in the business world have become commonplace and can have a catastrophic impact on the organization’s people, data, and brand reputation.

True security can only be realized through a comprehensive active approach that incorporates resources throughout the organization. There simply is not a silver bullet that can provide adequate security. However, a company can work to protect itself by incorporating proactive security measures that involve the entire organizational hierarchy.

Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. For those who work in public safety, cyber security is an especially important topic of interest. For example, keeping personal information private is a critical issue for police officers. Learn more about cyber security best practices and steps you can take to protect your information.