In the News: Cybersecurity on Public Radio, Biz Journal; centennial feature; Woolf on APA

Jul. 15, 2015

In the News: Cybersecurity on NPR, Biz Journal; Webster centennial feature

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Cybersecurity Institute on Public Radio, STL Business Journal

St. Louis Public Radio, the NPR affiliate, featured the cybersecurity program and the Cybersecurity Research Institute in a story quoting Tom Johnson, "Hackers, beware: Webster U. institute focuses on cybersecurity."

"The man in charge, Tom Johnson, says the institute is designed to help companies, utilities and others dependent on secure information ward off the bad guys who try to infiltrate their systems. It also will help train the people who will be needed to come up with the right defenses to stay one step ahead of any attacks."

Separately, the St. Louis Business Journal also mentioned the launch of Webster's cybersecurity institute in the Techflash column.

More: Learn about Webster's Cybersecurity programs here.

Centennial, Robb in Town and Style

Town and Style feature on "St. Louis Icons" prominently features the history of Webster University as it celebrates its centennial. Alumna Elizabeth Robb, chair of the Centennial Committee, is quoted throughout:

In 1967, the sisters transferred administration to a lay board—the first Catholic school in the nation to do so. “They knew that to make the school what it could become, it needed a broader reach,” Robb says. “That was the beginning of enormous growth.”

Woolf in Psychology Today on Hoffman Ethics Report of APA Torture Involvement 

Linda Woolf, professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences, published an article in Psychology Today about the recent Hoffman report on the involvement and deception of American Psychological Association (APA) leadership in post-9/11 interrogation and torture practices. Woolf's article analyzes the findings and puts forth recommendations for the APA going forward.

"I do not believe it is enough for APA to simply acknowledge the errors of the past," Woolf wrote. "Rather, APA must take steps organizationally to rectify the violations of the members’ and public’s trust and to insure that these disturbing events never happen again."

Read the full article at Psychology Today.

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