Application Opens for UW Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity

In response to increasing demand for information security professionals, the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus has launched an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity.The degree program, which received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, is now accepting its first cohort of applicants for the fall semester, which begins in September, 2020.The new Cybersecurity graduate degree is a collaboration among eight University of Wisconsin campuses: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior. The program joins 17 other accredited online degrees, which range from the associate to the master’s level offered through UW Extended Campus.

Source: Application Opens for UW Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity, NEW IT ALLIANCE

Reminder to students: Watch for scams and phishing

UW-Green Bay students, stay alert! Scammers are taking advantage of the current coronavirus situation. They are monitoring the news and hoping to pray on your fears. UW-System has announced prorated room and board refunds and the scammers are aware of it as well.  Protect your account and think before you click.  For more information on the refunds, check out the FAQ. As always, if you question an email at all please forward it as an attachment to abuse@uwgb.edu and the IT Security team will verify it for you.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a site dedicated to the scams that are being reported to them regarding coronavirus.  See Cornoavirus Scams: What the FTC is doing.

UW-Green Bay to offer online cybersecurity degree – Insight Publications

UW-Green Bay and several other UW System schools will soon offer a new online Master of Science degree in cybersecurity. The UW System Board of Regents recently approved the new 12-course, 34-credit online degree as a collaboration between the UW System Extended Campus, UW Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior. The degree will feature four unique tracks of study, allowing students to focus their education in one or more cybersecurity areas: digital forensics, cyber response, governance and leadership, and security architecture. While all graduate students can take the program, it is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, information systems or computer engineering, or students with professional experience in the IT field. Courses will begin this fall. For more information on the program, visit ce.uwex.edu/cybersecurity/. Source: UW-Green Bay, Oshkosh to offer online cybersecurity degree – Insight Publications