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Cybersecurity expert uses hacking skills for good

Summer Lee only needs to press a few keys on her computer to break into online computer networks and potentially wreak havoc.

But the University of Phoenix® student isn’t a hacker — she just plays one to teach companies and IT professionals how to prevent computer systems from ...

Why consider a career in a STEM field?

You may have heard the term “STEM” in the news and in conversations about job growth or new opportunities for employment. But what exactly does it mean?

The acronym stands for science, technology, engineering and math, explains ...

5 in-demand telecom jobs

Telecommunication experts are in demand right now across a wide spectrum of industries, says Liane Monaco-Christensen, MBA, an instructor in the bachelor’s in IT (BSIT) program at the University of Phoenix San Diego Campus.

5 jobs IT certifications can help you get

Information technology (IT) is constantly changing, so it’s crucial to keep your skills current. But how? With certifications, says Treg Gardner, an IT specialist who teaches in the University of Phoenix A+ Fundamentals and Network+ Technologies certificate programs.

How to get F5 certification

Ever use a debit card, download an app, shop online or text a friend? Application delivery networking (ADN) is the technology behind all those activities. It’s what helps keep thousands of gamers worldwide online at the same time and ensures that your favorite cooking site doesn’t go down on Thanksgiving....

5 information technology careers for veterans

Switching from military to civilian life isn’t easy. But veterans who choose information technology (IT) careers have an edge. “IT has a combination of problem-solving, creativity and intensity that fits into the military mindset,” says Blair Smith, PhD, dean of the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix, and a U.S. Navy veteran....

5 IT fields in demand

With advances in information technology changing how businesses operate, growth in the industry means more careers for skilled workers.

“The world is moving toward specialization,” says Yen Hoe Lee, director of IT for a health care company and an online instructor in the University of ...

5 cybersecurity mistakes you can avoid

While everyone can agree that the Internet makes life easier, it’s also full of potential dangers. “Hackers are looking for [your] banking information, along with personal information such as addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and credit card information,” says Lisa Sims, a private technology consultant and an online instructor of web development courses for ...

5 ways working in the cloud is changing business

Working "in the cloud” is making old-school desktop computers, disc drives and bulky servers a thing of the past.

“In cloud computing, the data storage is spread across dozens, hundreds or thousands of servers [on] the Internet,” instead of one local server, ...

5 hot IT jobs that are in demand

The era of the computer geek who eats, dreams and sleeps in binary code but doesn’t engage with other departments in the company is over.

“The demand is shifting away from the computer programmer who knows nothing about business to the person who is a hybrid of being very business-savvy, as ...

5 emerging criminal justice fields

The future of criminal justice is high-tech — from police beats to border security to the courts. “Science and technology are going to play a huge role in criminal justice over the next 20 years,” according to Steven Campas, a retired police commander and campus college chair for the University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security at the Sacramento Valley ...

The evolution of technology in the classroom

From yesteryear’s chalk slates to today’s iPad® tablets, technology as a teaching tool has come a long way.

“I have seen many changes in classroom technology since I started my first job in the 1980s,” says Kathy Cook, director of educational technology for ...

5 ways to protect yourself from webcam hackers

Webcams look harmless: You may not even think about that little lens atop your computer until you have a video conference or need a snapshot. However, these digital cameras can expose you like an open door if they’re invaded.

Hacked webcams are a potentially dangerous security risk, since hackers can ...