Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UIS' link to Cybersecurity

The head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois-Springfield says it’s pretty hard to fight cyber attacks.

But Ted Mims says his students try to do it, as there’s a curriculum in place dealing with computer and network security, and forensic investigation of computers.

That said, Mims says there’s nothing you can do once a data breach has hit a retailer, except try to make the system better.

Mims says if the Pentagon can’t even keep its computer systems perfectly secure, no one can. UIS, though, has been recertified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through the government.

This story appeared on WTAX Newsradio on Monday, May 25, 2015.

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