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    Cybersecurity Education Starts Early with the Girl Scouts

    Posted by Michael Sullivan on Apr 6, 2018 3:59:28 PM

    The Girl Scouts recently announced that they will be offering 18 new Cybersecurity badges for the first time.

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    According to Sylvia Acevedo, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of the USA,

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    Topics: cybersecurity, ISSA Series

    The 2017 Computer Science Catalog is Now Available!

    Posted by amyl on Mar 28, 2017 10:10:52 AM

    See What's New for 2017

    Check out our  2017 Computer Science Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, robust student and instructor resources, and a preview of our upcoming new  Virtual Security Cloud Labs.

     

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    Topics: algorithms, Android, android app development, app development, C++, C++ Plus 11, Catalog, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, computer organization and architecture, Computer Science Education, Computer Science Education, computer science faculty, Computer Science Teachers Association, computer science textbooks, Cyberethics, cybersecurity, Data Structures, Databases, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, ISSA, Java, Nell Dale, New Edition, New Text, Programming, Python, Python Programming in Context, Software Engineering, STEM, virtual security, web design

    The Future of Computer Science and its Education

    Posted by amyl on Feb 3, 2017 11:12:23 AM

    Please welcome guest blogger, Scott Rhodes, Vice Provost of Enrollment for Florida Polytechnic University.

    Recent advancements in cybersecurity, mobile technology and artificial intelligence have opened new doors in the current Information Age. Here’s how:

    Cybersecurity

    Cyber attacks are becoming more and more common. The more we store sensitive data online, the more advanced our cybersecurity needs to be to protect it. According to idtheftcenter.org, there were 781 data breaches in 2015, with the average total cost of a data breach around $3.8 million. These numbers highlight the need for cybersecurity protocols, which is exactly where a degree in computer science comes in handy. Depending on the specialization, studying computer science can help boost cybersecurity processes for health care, financial institutions, and government agencies, to name a few.

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    Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, computer scientists, cybersecurity, education, florida polytechnic university, hands-on courses, Internships, mobile technology, new technology, scott rhodes, STEM, STEM majors

    Just Released! Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition

    Posted by amyl on Oct 25, 2016 9:55:56 AM

    Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition by David Kim and Michael G. Solomon provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security.

    FEATURES & BENEFITS:
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    Topics: CompTIA, cyberaware, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, data breach, David Kim, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Information Security, Information Systems Security, Information Systems & Security Assurance Serie, ISSA, malware, Michael Solomon, New Edition, privacy issues, Virtual Security Cloud Labs

    Top Ten Reasons to Adopt the New Edition of C++ Plus Data Structures

    Posted by amyl on Sep 13, 2016 10:25:23 AM

    C++ Plus Data Structures, Sixth Edition explores the specifications, applications, and implementations of abstract data types with unmatched accessibility.

    There are countless reasons to adopt the new sixth edition, but we've broken down the Top Ten Reasons:

    1. Features the Latest Software – updated with the new C++ Plus 11 features including range-based for loops and threads

    2. Current Content – Includes a new chapter on Sets, Maps, and Hashing as well as a new chapter on Trees Plus that emphasizes balancing of search trees by covering AVL Trees, Red-Black Trees, and B-Trees

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    Topics: C++, C++ Plus 11, Chip Weems, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Data Structures, Navigate, Nell Dale, Programming, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Tim Richards, Trees Plus

    Object-Oriented Data Structures Using Java, Fourth Edition Publishes

    Posted by amyl on Aug 25, 2016 11:51:29 AM

    The updated and revised Object-Oriented Data Structures Using Java, Fourth Edition is an essential resource for students learning data structures using the Java programming language.

    The primary goal of authors, Nell Dale, Daniel T. Joyce and Chip Weems, is to present both the traditional and modern data structure topics with an emphasis on problem solving and software design. Beginning early and continuing throughout the text, it introduces and expands upon the use of many Java features such as classes, objects, generics, polymorphism, packages, interfaces, library classes, inheritance, exceptions, and threads.

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    Topics: Java, New Edition

    The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture Wins Third Texty Award

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 27, 2015 12:33:51 PM

    The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) awarded a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition by Linda Null and Julia Lobur. This is the third Texty award for Null and Lobur, both of Pennsylvania State University, with previous wins for the Second and Third editions.

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    Topics: Award, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, Null, TAA, Texty, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Archit, The Text and Academic Authors Association

    Computer Science Careers Among 2015 Best Jobs

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 17, 2015 2:11:09 PM

    U.S. News & World Report has released their ranking of 100 best jobs for 2015. Beginning with the occupations that the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022, the list ranks jobs in a variety of industries based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary, and job satisfaction.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Computer Systems Analyst, Foundations, Information Security Analyst, Introduction to Computer Science, Software Developer, US News

    Now Available: Computer Science Illuminated, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 9, 2015 1:29:17 PM

    Are you looking for the perfect introductory Computer Science text that includes access to a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? The sixth edition of Nell Dale and John Lewis’ best-selling Computer Science Illuminated Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access  is now available.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Computer Science Illuminated, Introduction to Computer Science, Introductory Computer Science, John Lewis, Navigate, Nell Dale, New Edition, new edition

    Increasing Efforts to Create Computer Science Requirements in U.S. High Schools

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 29, 2014 12:08:22 PM

    According to Code.org, the U.S. will have 1 million more computer science jobs than students with computer science degrees by 2020. Careers in these fields are increasing at twice the national average, and in some states computing jobs are growing at over four times the average. Yet, many high schools around the country do not require computer science as a requirement for math or science.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Science Education, computing, Introduction to Computer Science, Programming, Purdue University, U.S. News & World Report

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