UMSA Introduces New Managing Director: Marie Strawser

UMSA would like to take a moment to announce and congratulate Marie Strawser, UMSA founder, as she begins her new leadership role as the Managing Director of UMSA this month. Marie has more than 15 years of experience in developing and sustaining agile, comprehensive, flexible, scalable enterprise-wide continuity programs in business continuity. Over the years, […]

What to expect at this year’s Secure360 Twin Cities event

Secure360 Twin Cities 2017 is days away and there is still room to attend! UMSA is a proud host of this year’s collaborative, multi-faceted conference that features expert security and risk management education. With over 1,500 attendees anticipated to attend, we are very excited for the festivities to begin. However, before the event starts, we encourage […]

Best information technology degrees

If you’re interested in the growing field of information technology, you can expect plenty of opportunities. Computer and information technology is expected to grow at double-digit rates in the years ahead as cloud computing, big data, mobile computing and computer networks all expand at a rapid pace. With this in my mind, here’s a look at […]

Thoughts on smart TVs: A growing security risk

In recent years, consumers have seen everything from lighting to refrigerators to heating systems becoming “smart”. In fact, there are now more smart items on the planet than humans, with an estimated 13.4 billion devices currently connected to the Internet. However, with the rise in smart devices, the issue of cyberattacks on these devices to […]

UMSA 101: Who, what and how to get involved

Are you a cybersecurity or risk professional looking for a way to connect with peers in the industry and grow your knowledge? Ever considered joining a cybersecurity organization? Well there’s no better time like the present! Learn more about Minnesota’s premiere cybersecurity organizations and associations—our UMSA affiliates! Our Affiliates Below is a listing of all […]

Is your data UBER safe on rideshare apps?

In recent years, you have most likely said or heard someone say “I’ll request an Uber”. Ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber have rapidly transformed the way we get around. In busy cities, getting a ride at the touch of a phone screen has proven to be a very successful despite the many questions around […]

5 ways to ensure your data is secure on the cloud

With so much valuable information stored on the cloud, how can you be sure it is protected from cybercriminals? We have some important protection measures and tips to help you tackle the issue of cloud privacy—share with others in your network who may be curious about protecting their data stored on the cloud. Back up […]

What to do if your company experiences a major data hack

If you have seen the headlines in the past few months, you know that companies are being hacked every day. If it’s not your company today, it could be tomorrow. The truth of the matter is small to large companies face this threat. However, though we know the number of cybersecurity breaches have increased every […]

Top 4 industries most vulnerable to cyber attacks

The reality of today’s technological world is that any company harboring sensitive customer information could become the target of an expert cybercriminal. However, there are certain industries that are more vulnerable to attacks than others. Here is a closer look at the most vulnerable industries against cybercriminals. Financial institutions   Financial institutions and banks are […]

Cybersecurity: A timeline

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the intricacy, effectiveness and scale of cyber attacks have evolved significantly. However, as cybercrime has become more sophisticated, so has the procedures and security to defend against it. Take a look at the following timeline of cybersecurity in the United States over the past 30 years. The first computer […]