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Cybersecurity Tome Translated for New Audiences

December 22nd, 2017 in Faculty News, MET News, Programs

Cybersecurity Tome Translated for New Audiences

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, Metropolitan College’s resident cybercrime expert and faculty coordinator for the Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity master’s and graduate certificate criminal justice programs, is the author of Cybercriminology and Digital Investigation—a comprehensive look into the intersecting disciplines that constitute the growing field of cybercrime. Now, Dr. Choi’s work will be available to non-English-speaking readers, as a Spanish-language translation of the book was released in November.

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Distinguished Lecture Puts Cybersecurity’s Rise in Focus

December 18th, 2017 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

Distinguished Lecture Puts Cybersecurity’s Rise in Focus

As the founder, chairman, and CEO of CyberArk, a leading information security firm, Udi Mokady (MET’09) has seen the growth of the cybersecurity industry in recent years. Mr. Mokady charted his company’s rise to prominence, and discussed the impact of his Metropolitan College education, as the keynote speaker of last month’s 2017 Boston University Metropolitan College Distinguished Lecture, The CyberArk Story: From Startup to IPO and Beyond.

Mr. Mokady described how his field has become more prominent since founding his company. “In the information security space at the time, the initial adopters and prospective customers were in the financial services—the banks,” Mokady said of his company’s clientele in its early days. “Fast-forward to 2017, it’s not the case. We see every single vertical that you can think of worry about information security. You’ll find health care, manufacturing, education, telecommunication, and the list goes on,” he explained.

MET provides multiple avenues to gain entry into the professional field of cybersecurity, including the Master of Criminal Justice with concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, the Master of Science in Computer Science with concentration in Security, the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with concentration in Security, and the Master of Science in Telecommunication with concentration in Security. The MS information security programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems.

Watch a video of Mr. Mokady’s lecture on our website.

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Cybercrime Expert Choi Makes Case for Security Bill at State House

July 11th, 2017 in Alumni News, Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News

Professor Choi testifies on cybercrime bill

Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) has spent 10 years studying and teaching in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. As an authority on the subject, the BU adjunct associate professor and Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity program coordinator was called to the Massachusetts State House to testify before officials to share his insights regarding pending legislation that aims to update the Commonwealth’s current cybersecurity laws.

Echoing lessons he has imparted on MET students enrolled in both the Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Master of Criminal Justice concentration and graduate certificate programs, Professor Choi voiced his support for Bill No. H2814—which seeks to address the rising threat of cybercrime through enhanced criminal penalties, civil remedies, and transparency.

“The criminal justice system has not yet caught up with the rapidly evolving dynamics of current technology and its related issues,” Choi testified, in prepared remarks. “The proposed bill [addresses this] by increasing the level of sanction placed on data breaches.”

Read more about the bill here.

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MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

March 8th, 2016 in Academic Events, Administrative Sciences, Criminal Justice, Ginny Greiman, MET News, Press Releases, Risk Management, Tanya Zlateva

MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

Information security has become a principal strategic concern of governments around the world, and with leading graduate programs in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity offered at MET, BU has been selected to host the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. The conference, which unites academics, specialists, and officials from around the globe, will be held March 17-18, and chaired by MET Dean Tanya Zlateva, with Professor Virginia Greiman of the Department of Administrative Sciences serving as program chair.

Read the full press release

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Financial Literacy and Issues of Cybercrime

January 8th, 2016 in Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News

Financial Literacy and Issues of Cybercrime

Adjunct Associate Professor Kyung-shick Choi, who also serves as coordinator of MET’s graduate certificate and Master of Criminal Justice concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, presented at Bridgewater State University’s Financial Literacy Day. The title of his presentation was “Cybersecurity: Threats to Business, Financial Institutions, and Individuals.”

Read more about Professor Choi in the Spring 2015 issue of Metropolitan.

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Cybercrime Expert Lays Out Best Defenses and Investigative Practices In New Book

November 9th, 2015 in Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News

Cybercrime Expert Lays Out Best Defenses and Investigative Practices In New Book

Adjunct Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kyung-shick Choi, who coordinates Boston University’s Master of Criminal Justice concentration and Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, recently released Cybercriminology and Digital Investigation (LFB Scholarly Publishing, October 2015). In the book, Choi updates conventional criminological theories with an interdisciplinary model designed to combat emerging cybercrime threats to individuals, institutions, and matters of national and international security. Earlier this year, MET’s online master’s program in Criminal Justice was ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Cybercriminology and Digital Investigation.

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