iCollege Takes Nation's Cybersecurity Leaders Back to School
Military and federal civilian leaders gain cybersecurity context and understanding in an iCollege lab. Credit: NDU AV.
An article in the July 2012 issue of National Defense Magazine titled "iCollege Takes Nation's Cybersecurity Leaders Back to School" by reporter Eric Beidel provides a comprehensive look at the key role played by NDU's iCollege in the nation's "ever-evolving approach to cybersecurity."
Underscoring the fact that senior leaders – and not just cybersecurity workers – need context and understanding in order to make sound cyber-policy and -strategic decisions, the story examines the educational opportunities provided to mid- and senior-level military officers and federal civilians by the iCollege's 200 graduate-level courses and state-of-the-art laboratories.
Beidel notes that typical iCollege classes are made up of students attending virtually from around the world, and that those students need not be technical experts to succeed.
"When senior leaders take our courses they are exposed to many levels of information technology," said Jolly Sienda, spokesperson for the iCollege. "They leave here with a greater understanding and knowledge about these areas . . . and a higher level of awareness about the what-ifs and what they can do as leaders to plan, mitigate and react to situations should they occur."
iCollege faculty and staff interviewed for the article include Chancellor Robert Childs, professors Sam Liles, Rich Cespiva, Dan Kuehl, John Saunders, Bob Miller and Dan Ryan.
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