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MIKE SKINNER — 5 cybersecurity strategy mistakes you can’t afford to make

Read through your Twitter feed or turn on the news on any given day and one thing is evident: cyber attacks are happening in every industry and organization size. It is obvious that these attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, and we’re confident in stating that this trend will continue. Developing a cybersecurity strategy can give your organization the ...

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Northrop Grumman locating new aerospace work in Jackson County, creating 60 jobs

Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. Moss Point is an important manufacturing center for Northrop Grumman, where Gulf Coast employees manufacture rotary and fixed-wing autonomous systems, such as Fire Scout ...

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Mississippi Department of Revenue wins Brilliance Award

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has been recognized for its innovative use of physical and digital technology to meet requirements for a new state law at the 2017 Brilliance Awards from Pitney Bowes. The annual awards honor leading print and mail organizations – innovators, early adopters and creative problem solvers – who are finding new ways to streamline workflow, respond ...

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Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically

By BECKY GILLETTE The field of technology transfer from higher education to business and commercial developments once focused strongly on obtaining patents for products developed by university research. Today, there are many commercialization projects that may benefit more from other types of protection, said Chase Kasper, assistant vice president for research, technology transfer and corporate relations, University of Southern Mississippi ...

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MIKE SKINNER: Hackers don’t care about size

  Data or access to another organization’s data is what makes a target attractive, not the size of the organization. We hear it over and over – “why would a hacker target me? I don’t have any valuable data, plus my organization is small compared to X, Y, Z.” We are seeing more and more smaller organizations being attacked for ...

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FOCUS ON SECURITY: Ransomware can paralyze a business

By BECKY GILLETTE Ransomware can not only leave a business paralyzed with no access to its computer system, it can be extremely costly. The amount of ransom demanded has been on the rise over the past year, according to information provided by the  Mississippi Attorney General Cyber Crime Center. Documented complaints in Mississippi range anywhere from $2,000 to $21,000 in ...

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USM takes on security — ‘Hacking for Defense’ class will teach how to innovate solutions

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT One started with Legos and Lincoln Logs, while the other favored remote control vehicles and model rockets growing up in his hometown of Richton. Now, Professors Henry Jones and Daniel DeMott, along with mentors from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the intelligence community, will show University of Southern Mississippi students how to innovate solutions ...

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Southern Miss ranked as nation’s No. 1 Military-Friendly Online College

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the nation’s top “Military-Friendly Online College” as determined by AffordableCollegesOnline.org in its 2017 ratings. Researchers and higher education experts collected and analyzed data from every accredited postsecondary institution in the United States to find the online colleges with the most notable balance of academic rigor, military student services, program variety, and ...

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