Engineering & Computing

Ask an Expert: How Can Cybersecurity Be Improved?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on cybersecurity. We asked Professor Bill Reid, the Academic Program …

Which Computer Science Career Is Right for Me?

Nearly every employee in every company in every industry relies on computer technology in some way. In everyday life, we also depend on digital resources for important (and mundane) tasks, from checking our bank balance while on a morning walk to ordering lunch at a kiosk. With all of this advancing technology comes a greater …

Ask an Expert: How Computer science Has Impacted Games

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we speak to computer science professor, Subra Subramanya, about how computer science has …

What’s Digital Forensics? How Cybersleuths Work

Think of the word “forensics” and you’ll probably conjure up images of grisly scenes from TV drama series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. However, there is another world of forensic investigation, where bodies and bloodstain patterns are replaced by more mundane (but equally illustrative to the forensic mind), laptop computers, mobile devices, games consoles, Alexa-style …

Hot Careers: Getting A Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree

Protecting data. Organizing information. Keeping employees connected. Today’s workplace relies on technology more than ever before. This also means we rely heavily on the professionals who keep our systems safe and operational. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that, as a whole, the need for computer and information technology (IT) …

Are Computer Science Jobs in Demand?

If you were to look up the term “computer science” in the dictionary, you’d find a variety of definitions. But, collectively, the definitions coalesce around the concept that computer science is “a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers.” That sounds like a mouthful, but computer science …

Getting a Master’s in Computer Science: Online Degree Options

If you’ve ever considered getting a master’s in computer science online degree, one question you might have asked yourself is, “Is it really worth it?” After all, attending school would require time and financial commitments, both of which can seem rather daunting. So, let’s look at why many of your peers are finding a master’s …

Cybersecurity Classes You Can Take For Career Advancement

Cybercrime is on the rise. According to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Report, in 2018 these growing online threats included: An average of 4,800 websites compromised each month by formjacking attacks — crimes in which JavaScript code is used to steal personal information from website checkout pages. A 12 percent increase in ransomware attacks against enterprises, …

Ask an Expert: Why Is Computer Forensics Important?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask an Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we asked Brian Scavotto, a computer forensics expert, consultant, and instructor at National University’s …

Ask an Expert: Where Do Ethical Hackers Work?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on ethical hacking. We spoke with Alan Watkins, Core Adjunct …