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As Armstrong Atlantic State University prepares to enter the wireless world during the 2006-07 academic year, it is important that those connecting to the university's network use notebook computers that are free from viruses and malware. In order to help secure the network, Information Technology students were given practical experience by organizing and(More)
In computer science curricula, we teach our students to program on their own, while in the "real world," programming is accomplished via cobbling together modules and subroutines stored in repositories that were written by others. Similarly, teaching Cyber Security or any other curricula does not occur in a vacuum. Instructors may want to be imaginative and(More)
In January 2006, Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) offered its first course in Information Security. At the same time, the university received funding for its Cyber Security Research Institute, a non-academic unit closely related to and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The establishment of this research institute led the(More)
Significant weaknesses in the Wired Equivalency Protocol (WEP) led to the creation of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Wired Local Area Network (WLAN) security protocol and the amendment to that protocol, WPA2. Certified by the WiFi Alliance in 2001, WPA[1] was superseded by WPA2 in 2006[1] as being mandatory for usage with the IEEE 802.11i standard for(More)
This paper reports on the need for Information Security Awareness educational programs to supplement teaching in Information Security. The need for such a program is demonstrated by findings resulting from a survey of university faculty and staff at Armstrong Atlantic State University conducted from February through April 2005 regarding the information(More)
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