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MS in Cybersecurity available at Leiden campus

Cybersecurity: Webster Leiden captures and secures the flag with Hackershub

May 19, 2017

Webster Leiden launched a capture the flag event together with Hackershub to generate awareness about the MS Cybersecurity program. The capture the flag event was held on Thursday, February 16, where interested students learned about the cybersecurity program, study options, flexibility and what they could expect from the only accredited American university in the Netherlands.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Stroble and Curtis on Fox 2

In the News: Cybersecurity, Chess, Schubert in TV Interviews

October 04, 2016

President Elizabeth Stroble and assistant professor Jim Curtis were featured on Fox 2 to discuss the growing cybersecurity program, chess coach Susan Polgar and Ray Robson were on STL Live to discuss Webster's four-time national champion chess team, and Vienna international relations assistant professor Samuel Schubert was on Austrian National Television to offer insights on the U.S. presidential election.

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Webster community members in the news.

In the News: Stroble, Curtis on cyber security; de Jong on MBA; Polgar in Das Magazin

September 01, 2016

President Beth Stroble and faculty member Jim Curtis were on KMOX radio to discuss cyber security trends, MBA alum Pascal de Jong praised Webster's faculty and network in Dutch magazine "Hello Zuidas," and Susan Polgar was featured in the Swiss magazine, "Das Magazin."

tags: academics, alumni, faculty, global, in the news, chess, mba, cybersecurity, school of business and technology, webster life, webster today

The Cybersecurity Program is one of the fastest growing degree programs at Webster University.

Cybersecurity Degree Program Expanding to Jacksonville

August 02, 2016

Classes for Webster University’s popular Cybersecurity program start this fall in Jacksonville, it was announced today. The program is one of the fastest growing graduate programs at Webster University and with good reason: the cybersecurity field is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. It was launched in Colorado Springs in 2014 and since has expanded to Webster’s locations in St. Louis, Kansas, the Washington D.C. region, Orlando and Webster’s campuses in Vienna, Austria and Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Joseph Pederson presents on how investigators uncovered the largest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.

Walker School Hosts MFFI Conference on Fraud

May 27, 2016

Webster's George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology was host for the annual Midwest Financial Fraud Investigator’s Conference. The organization formed by law enforcement and financial institution investigators in order to exchange information regarding individuals who engage in criminal activity. “We’re proud to build a relationship between the Walker School and MFFI," said professor Rich Dippel, who noted the topic is a good fit for students in Webster's Forensic Accounting and Cybersecurity programs.

tags: academics, faculty, school of business and technology, forensic accounting, cybersecurity, partnerships, webster life, webster today


In the News: Johnson in Hello Zuidas, Williams in Mother Jones, Barnidge in National Interest

May 25, 2016

Walker School interim dean Tom Johnson was interviewed in Dutch magazine Hello Zuidas on the importance of cybersecurity as that program prepares for launch at the Leiden campus, International Relations lecturer and coordinator Robert Barnidge authored a feature in The National Interest on France's approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and Gywneth Williams was quoted in Mother Jones for an article about "men's rights" organizations' response to the Donald Trump campaign.

tags: college of arts and sciences, international relations, political science, cybersecurity, leiden, faculty, school of business and technology, webster today

Webster University's booth at the Annual G2I Conference in St. Louis

G2I Donates $35K to Webster for New Scholarship Fund

May 12, 2016

The annual technology conference Gateway to innovation donated $35,000 to Webster University for a new scholarship fund Wednesday. The new award will be called Webster University Gateway to Innovation Scholarship and will be used to assist students studying technology or cybersecurity at Webster University.

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During her weeklong visit as Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Mercedes Tunstall delivered a public talk,

Wilson Fellow Talks Cybersecurity, Social Media, Finance with Students, Partners

April 11, 2016

Mercedes Tunstall concluded her visit to Webster University last week as the second Woodrow Wilson Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges. She spent April 4-8 in St. Louis visiting faculty members, students, alumni and community members in several engaging occasions to discuss social media, privacy, legal issues and cybersecurity. Her background as a Washington attorney and FTC staff attorney lent great insight to students in legal studies, cybersecurity, human rights and communications and journalism courses.

tags: academics, alumni, president, partnerships, cybersecurity, human rights, home page, legal studies, journalism, webster life, webster today

In the News: Blask on cybersecurity; Montiel-Probst on terror; Hacker Stang on STLPR

March 31, 2016

CRI director Chris Blask was quoted in Bloomberg on the vulnerability of dams and utilities to cyberattack, Vienna's Sandra Velásquez Montiel-Probst was interviewed on ORF about anxiety in response to terror, and Susan Hacker Stang was on "St. Louis On The Air" to discuss publishing her work through crowdfunding.

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Lawyer, Cybersecurity Expert Mercedes Tunstall April 4-8

March 03, 2016

Webster will host Washington, D.C.-based e-commerce, privacy and cybersecurity attorney Mercedes Tunstall during the week of April 4-8 as the second Woodrow Wilson Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges. Throughout the week, Tunstall will be visiting classes across campus to talk about social media, privacy and a range of subjects during her week at Webster. Tunstall will also present at the April 5 Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World speaker series.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing [Photo by Wouter van Ierssel]

Cybersecurity Featured in Netherlands

January 06, 2016

An interview with Webster the Netherlands director Jean Paul van Marissing featured in Hello Zuidas discusses the threat of cyber crime and how Webster's cybersecurity program will be offered in the Netherlands in 2016. "Lots of employers assume it will never happen to them – until it does and your entire business is paralyzed," he said.

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Johnson at the Cyber Center launch announcement

In the News: Cyber Center of Excellence

October 29, 2015

The launch of the Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence was covered in several regional news outlets. Webster's Cyberspace Research Institute was included in coverage of cybersecurity legislation, and Debbie Psihountas and an MBA student were quoted in a St. Louis Business Journal story on regional enrollment trends.

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