Two graduate students from Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus were selected as recipients of Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) Scholarships and recognized this week at the National Business Aircraft Association 2016 convention in Orlando, Fla.
Hacker for hire. Online hacking services. Verified hackers. Believe it or not, there are thousands of opportunities to hire a hacker on the internet. Combine that with the considerable growth of digital devices and few are immune to cybersecurity crimes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice lists cybercrimes as one of the greatest threats to our country.
The ease of restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba has brought rapid cultural and societal changes as tourism expands to the isolated island after more than 50 years of suspended relations with the United States. These changes also bring opportunities for Embry-Riddle undergraduate students to develop a better understanding of the country through Ignite Abroad’s upcoming cultural research trip to Cuba during spring break.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has recently been elected as President of the University Aviation Association. He will serve as President Elect this year and take office in fall of 2017.
As cybersecurity concerns continue to grow, so too does the need for people trained to combat such threats.
According to a recent article in Forbes, the cybersecurity market will continue to expand, with estimates expecting to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to nearly $170 billion by 2020. In addition, a Cisco report estimates that nearly one million cybersecurity jobs are currently available worldwide.
As the aviation industry gets “smarter” by relying more heavily on computers and technology than manual human controls, cybersecurity vulnerabilities continue to threaten the nation’s airspace.
While October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, alumni from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University work year-round to keep the skies safe from cybercrime. One graduate working to protect against these attacks is Carl Herberger (’91, DB), who now serves as vice president of security solutions at Radware.
“If we know that somebody has motive and we know that somebody has means … why wouldn’t the aviation industry be a natural target?” he says. “Anytime you continuously integrate and automate without commensurately securing, you’re allowing systems to be functioning at a level that if you take one cog out, it makes the whole thing fall down.”
Read more about what Herberger and other alumni are doing to combat flight-related cybercrime in Embry-Riddle’s Lift Magazine.
Young adults have been indulging in energy drinks since the beverages hit the market. Now, Worldwide assistant professor Don Delorey is trying to find out just how popular they are among naval aviation candidates.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide Assistant Professor Mary Kathleen Gorman will serve as a judge for the Academic Research Competition at the 64th Annual International Association of Emergency Managers Convention later this month.
With global businesses losing an estimated $100 billion annually from cybercrime attacks and companies continuing to expand into the digital realm, the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is booming.
Whether at the bank, in line at an amusement park or simply unlocking your smartphone, many of us have used our fingerprints or even our faces to prove who we are.
But while that process, known as biometrics, becomes more common, is it safer?
Last Update 10/10/16 1:15 p.m.
Oct. 10 – 1:00 PM Update – Embry-Riddle Set to Fully Reopen Tuesday, October 11th.
As clean-up efforts continue in Volusia County from Hurricane Matthew, Embry-Riddle is set to reopen for classes and resume normal business operations at the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters on Tuesday, October 11th. As of midday today, minor safety issues continue to be discovered and quickly addressed by grounds and facilities crews. A room-by-room sweep of buildings is in process and minor repairs are being performed. Power outages still affect some athletics facilities and a downed power line persists near the alumni/print shop/marketing buildings on the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty Boulevards (it is well marked, but continue to use caution).
STUDENT SUPPORT/RESIDENCE HALLS
- Chancellor Brady will meet with Deans tomorrow to discuss any needed modifications to the Fall Academic Calendar.
- The Student Center is open for students to reconnect with classmates, utilize dining services and access WiFi. The small computer lab in the Student Center has been reopened. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- The Eagle Fitness Center is open until 8 p.m. tonight. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- Dining services has returned to normal operations and hosted students, safety and grounds staff for a BBQ lunch today.
- All residence halls are open and fully operational. Students can return directly to their rooms and should contact their Resident Advisor.
- University professional and residence life staff are on duty to assist returning students.
- Students and employees are advised to properly dispose of food left in refrigerators.
- We are encouraged by the stories of leadership and community service being performed by our students around the area and their assistance in cleanup efforts on the campus. Please make us aware of these stories by emailing University Communications.
- Parts of Volusia County remain without power. We continue to monitor the situation in our local community and work with city and county leaders.
- National Guardsmen and electrical crews departed the ICI Center this morning very appreciative of our Eagle hospitality.
- Embry-Riddle is extending offers of support to other institutions that have not fared as well in the storm.
Please continue to monitor local news, check your email, follow the campus’ Facebook page, and monitor Embry-Riddle's Newsroom for updates.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk recently announced his company’s plans to colonize Mars with one million people.
The plan, which SpaceX hopes to begin in 2024, would be undertaken by a new spacecraft that could send up to 100 people at a time leading to what Musk says could be a million-strong civilization within a century.
"What I really want to do here is to make Mars seem possible — make it seem as though it's something that we could do in our lifetimes, and that you can go," said Musk. "The objective is to become a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species.”