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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.

MET Alum Leads Facebook’s New Boston Initiative

December 18th, 2017 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Events, MET News, Networking, Programs.

MET Alum Leads Facebook’s New Boston Initiative

Metropolitan College takes pride in connecting motivated learners with developing opportunities in the professional realm. This was never better evidenced than when Boston University hosted the Boston launch of Developer Circles from Facebook, a community-driven initiative from the social media giant, which brought together regional coders and developers to learn, network, and knowledge-share. The free and open forum discussion was led by Nick Pinheiro (MET’09, MET’12), who earned his computer information systems master’s here at MET and is today a recognized authority on Facebook and Microsoft (Cloud) platform integration.

Browse a gallery of photos from the September event below.

Groundbreaking Financial Ethics Expert & MET Teacher Lauded for Influence

December 8th, 2017 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, MET News, Programs.

Frankel Tamar

At 92 years young, Tamar Frankel has seen plenty of change take its time. Hired as BU’s first female law professor in 1963, she continues to instruct to this day, and co-teaches MET AD 678 Financial Regulation and Ethics with MET Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Irena Vodenska. Frankel played a key role in the advancement of the fiduciary rule, a U.S. Department of Labor regulation which stipulates that financial advisors must act in the best interests of retirement clients. The Trump administration has delayed implementation of the rule, but Frankel believes it will endure. “What the rule has done is sown the seed, and the longer it takes the better off we are, because what we must change is the culture and the habits in the financial industry,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “Habits don’t change in one day. It takes time.”

Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

Boston University Climbs Employability Rankings

December 4th, 2017 in BU Today Features, Featured News Post, MET News.

Boston University Climbs Employability Rankings

A degree from BU can provide a real workplace edge. That’s according to Times Higher Education, whose latest rankings assess Boston University graduates to be the fifth-most employable in the country, and sixth-most employable in the world. Determined through international surveys of management-level recruiters and executives, BU’s placement in the Times Higher Education list was up from last year, when the University was ranked seventh for employability nationally and eleventh internationally.

Read more at BU Today.

MET’s Urban Adaptation Expert Helps Prep University for Climate Events

December 4th, 2017 in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Faculty News, Madhu Dutta-Koehler, MET News, Programs.

MET’s Urban Adaptation Expert Helps Prep University for Climate Events

As part of BU’s Climate Action Plan Task Force, Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler, director of the MET City Planning & Urban Affairs programs and associate professor of the practice, is applying her expertise in urban resilience to help devise plans for the University to weather potential high-impact weather events affecting the Charles River campus.

Dutta-Koehler, whose most recent research delves into climate adaptation in mega-cities, says the work—and the foresight required to take on the challenge—is part of what makes Boston University a leader in the field of urban planning and sustainability. “Unlike a lot of major research universities, BU in its action has shown that it deeply cares for its community, and the environment, and the city that it is in,” Dutta-Koehler says in a recent video. “And I am really proud to be a part of that.”

Watch a video of Associate Professor Dutta-Koehler discussing her work with the Climate Action Task Force below, and learn more about #BUClimateAction here.