computer science

It’s A Matter of Culture. Equality Means Equality. Period.

As the Information Networking Institute’s new director, Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis made a commitment to figuring out why there were only 2 out of 34 female students that year. After reviewing the research, she found that culture matters — so she created Women@INI to foster an equal playing field.

So, How Does Machine Learning Apply To Cyber Security?

There has been a great deal of attention paid to the advantages of machine learning in security tools lately. And while it shows a great deal of promise, the reality is alone, machine learning is not enough to consistently and accurately detect, prevent or predict threats and is prone to false-positives. When considering how to reduce the overall threat exposure window, organizations need to understand how, only when combined with additional technologies, machine learning can be effective.

We Need to Bring Diversity to the Idea of Diversity

Dr. Uma Gupta, professor, STEM expert and highly-sought after motivational speaker, has studied human nature and its influence on our personal and professional lives. In this interview, she discusses diversity from a neurological point of view and explains why it’s about time that we change the conversation about the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and tech.

And Then, Suddenly, Women Stopped Coding. What Happened in 1984?

From ‘Dreamtime Barbie With Her Cuddly Bear’ to ‘I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie,’ we’ve come a long way in showing girls what they can aspire to. So why has the number of women studying computer science been steadily declining since 1984?

Stuck in Cybersecurity Hell? Professional Education Is the Only Way Out

If we want to escape from “cyber hell” – then professionals will need additional training, not only to learn the latest technology, but also to understand public policy and organizational management. Howard Shrobe is looking to change this through professional education initiatives at MIT.

Curiosity Didn’t Get the Best of Him; It Led to a Career

An IT security professional realizes that his life’s mission to protect information harks back to being a curious youngster who absconded his teacher’s log-in credentials and then poked around the school’s rudimentary computer network. Little did he know, a rewarding career lay ahead.

#BeBoldForChange – What Will You Do to Boost Women in Tech

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Gail Coury, VP of risk management for Managed Cloud Services at Oracle, reminds us that we must all #BeBoldForChange if we went to sustain a workforce that meets the increasing demands of our digital world.

Ethical AI and the Need for a More Values-Driven Sociotechnical Future

As systems become increasingly autonomous and capable of learning about and acting on environments without human input, how do we maximize their benefit to society while minimizing their risks? And who is liable for their actions?

Cybersecurity: Part Science, Part Business, and Part Psychic?

Bridging the talent gap means more than producing a diverse cybersecurity workforce today – it will require looking into the future of the criminal mind.

Support Someone by Saying “I See You” and “You Are Not Alone.”

Through the experience of working with school kids and teachers across the Midwest — in rural, suburban and urban communities — the idea kept resurfacing: kids who face adversity develop resiliency. In this Equal Respect article, Sandee Kastrul asks: "How Can We Even Begin to Dream It if We Cannot See It?"

Katherine Johnson, a Hidden Figure, a Woman in Technology

Hidden Figures, the true story of three female African-American mathematicians whose expertise allows NASA to launch the program's first successful space mission, puts black women front and center in this movie as well as back on the history pages — where they belong.

A Dialogue with Paige Schaffer - Generali Global Assistance

ITSPmagazine had a chance to connect with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance. We wanted to find out what inspires her; why she does what she does, and how what she and her company are looking to make a positive impact on society.

This Is Why Men Should Fight Mightily to Defeat the Infosec Gender Gap

Entrepreneurs and businesses know, better than anyone, that survival is contingent upon adaptability. So why is there still a lack of diversity in this field? Avani Desai brings 15 years’ of experience in the IT field to offer her own suggestions as to how to close this gender gap.

Military Trained, Infosec Approved

Work ethic and attention to detail are two traits that these three University of New Haven cybersecurity students developed while they were in the military.