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Posted on: January 31, 2013

As a student at JIU you likely have a full plate, or even multiple full plates that you are juggling all at the same time.  Family obligations, work, New Year resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, and oh yes, your JIU course work to complete.  With all of these responsibilities, it can be hard to stay on track with assignments and dedicate enough time to your education.  To help you maintain focus and your sanity, we’ve compiled a few tips and ideas to keep your studies organized and on-...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Winter months are a great time to focus on your studies. With February and more cold, snowy days upon us, it is a great time to grab a cup of warm tea or coffee and chip away at that degree. This month we will focus on study tips and resources to help you make the most of these cold study days.

Read on for a few helpful hints and resources from your JIU Librarians:

Your JIU Library – DID YOU KNOW?

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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Back in December JIU co-sponsored a conference, the Billington CyberSecurity Summit West, which brought together some of our country’s leading minds in the field of cyber security.  Professionals from both the public and private sector attended the event to discuss how our national government, private corporations, and individuals can work to find solutions to real cyber security threats.   Conference participants had the opportunity to glean tips from the experts, tokens of knowledge from government...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Cybercrime is a very real threat.  It can take the form of information theft from your mobile phone, hacking into corporate or government secure websites, and even infiltration into our municipal infrastructures such as urban power grids.  

It is imperative that we train tomorrow’s workforce to deal with this problem.  For example, today’s news headlines (January 17) recount that Israeli hackers claim to have launched an attack on the stock market web sites in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.  This...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

According to Fred Mitchell (2011), Symantec Division Manager for Drive Control Corporation:

“In an increasingly connected and virtual world the likelihood of individuals falling victim to a wide range of malicious cyber activities increases. To avoid becoming one of these statistics it is important to have sophisticated security software coupled with a sharp awareness of the nature of the threats. The reality is that cybercrime will only continue to grow, as it has high profitability coupled...