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Month: May 2017

University of Dallas Cybersecurity Professors Weigh In on the Year’s Most Severe Malware Attack

University of Dallas Cybersecurity Professors Weigh In on the Year’s Most Severe Malware Attack

Over the course of a single weekend, the world’s largest cyberattack reminded us yet again not to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. Within three days, the unprecedented malware attack commonly referred to as “WannaCry” has been estimated to have infected more than 200,000 computer systems in 150 different countries. Targets of this attack include global companies such as FedEx Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., national health and transportation services, and many civilian computer systems. As fears of a second wave…

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Spotlight: Jaffer Humayun

Spotlight: Jaffer Humayun

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD? I have a fascination with IT, and I wanted to do something different. I thought that an IT management degree would help me in my career. What are your post-graduation plans? I hope to advance into a more management-type role. What advice do you have for incoming students? Be a sponge. Absorb. Absorb….

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Spotlight: Richard Hunter

Spotlight: Richard Hunter

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What is your current occupation and what are some of your responsibilities in that role? I’m the gallery director of Great American West Gallery, a fine art gallery specializing in paintings and bronzes depicting the American West, located in Grapevine, Texas. I’m responsible for managing our client base, maintaining our website and acquiring top art consignments for the gallery.   What made you decide…

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Spotlight: Bien Camungol

Spotlight: Bien Camungol

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD? I have been blessed to be a part of many management positions within Fortune 100 companies including technology support manager, design engineer, project manager, sales support manager, network operations manager and marketing manager. My MBA degree will continue to improve my potential in other companies or in building my own small business. Do…

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Spotlight: Jose M. Gonzalez

Spotlight: Jose M. Gonzalez

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What is your current occupation, and what are some of your responsibilities in that role? I’m an engineering manager at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Dallas. My responsibilities include schedule and budget for new and existing programs as well as general managerial tasks. What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD? I decided to pursue a graduate degree at UD because I…

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Spotlight: Candice Teague

Spotlight: Candice Teague

Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience   What is your current occupation, and what are some of your responsibilities in that role? I’m a cybersecurity manager in the Cyber Transformation service line at Ernst & Young. Much of my time is spent helping clients identify and implement solutions to the many security challenges they face on a daily basis. Solutions include a range of people, processes and technology — enabling better…

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