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West Virginia Junior College Awarded Grant To Expand Nursing Education in West Virginia

West Virginia Junior College has been awarded a grant to expand nursing education in the state of West Virginia. The funds awarded through the Nursing Workforce Expansion Program will help address the current nursing shortage by educating and training qualified nurses in various regions of the state, including the areas of Beckley, Huntington, Martinsburg, and … Read more

Jamie McGuire – Staff Highlight

Meet Jamie McGuire, our Pharmacy Technician Program Director at WVJC Online! Jamie has considered herself lucky to be surrounded by many amazing role models who have helped influence many of her career choices. Growing up, Jamie listened to the stories of her grandparents and their careers which had a significant impact on shaping her goals … Read more

Allaysha Benger – Graduate Highlight

Allaysha Benger spent a large portion of her life in the restaurant and serving industry before coming to WVJC, but working in that field never really felt like that was a long-term goal for her. Prior to attending WVJC Online, Allaysha had never attended a college institution because she felt like she was never going … Read more

5 Benefits of Getting Your Degree in Cybersecurity at WVJC Online

Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career in technology? Cybersecurity is one of the available technologies in the U.S., and companies are searching for professionals with the appropriate training and background to fill these roles.  Read on to learn about five aspects of getting your degree in Cybersecurity at WVJC Online. YOUR TIME YOUR … Read more

What Does the Future of Cybersecurity Look Like?

What does the future of cybersecurity look like? Cyberattacks are the fastest growing crimes in the U.S, with damages exceeding $6 trillion globally in 2021. Every type of organization is at risk, including nonprofits, small businesses, health, and medical facilities, large corporations, and more.  Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, which means more significant opportunities … Read more

Cybersecurity Jobs: What Are Potential Employers Looking For?

You’ve read our articles, researched the statistics, and determined a career in cybersecurity could be a perfect fit for you. Now, what? Do you have what it takes to thrive within this comprehensive field of study? Read on to discover what cybersecurity employers are looking for in their next professional.  DO YOU HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS? … Read more

Do I Need To Have Prior Knowledge in Cybersecurity to Enroll in WVJC Online’s Cybersecurity Program?

Did you know that you can pursue the career of your dreams without any prerequisite training at a pace that fits your specific needs? At WVJC Online, we are committed to helping students cross the divide between career desire and its fulfillment. Read on to discover how a degree in Cybersecurity might be for you! … Read more

Why Does Cybersecurity Matter?

In the age of software reliance and computerized productivity, a sense of online security is increasingly sought after. WVJC Online is doing its part to equip business leaders and companies with the next group of online professionals by providing the training, skills, and experience needed to start a career in the wide-ranging field of cybersecurity. Read on to learn more about why cybersecurity matters. 

CYBERCRIME EXPOSES PRIVACY

A career in cybersecurity is a profession in online privacy, and the importance of cybersecurity cannot be understated. Simply put, cybersecurity is essential because it protects the public’s welfare from loss, theft, and damage to sensitive data and private information. 

Living online has added a level of security risk and exposure that was otherwise absent a few decades ago. People put everything on their smart devices — from bank accounts and credit cards to online passwords and high school graduation dates. As a result, nearly anything there is to know about someone can be discovered on the Internet. 

Without cybersecurity, private individuals and public organizations increase their risk of attempted cyber attacks, fraud, hacking, and data corruption. In addition, online hackers are always on the lookout for backdoor entries to personal information and data. The acquisition of this data could prove disastrous to the quality of life of the affected person(s).

The online community consists primarily of consumers, so awareness of cybersecurity is only now beginning to rise. As our communities become more dependent upon computerized and software products, the need for an expansive and qualified cybersecurity field will grow too. 

CYBERCRIME IS INCREASING

Cybercrime is on the rise, and while international and state governments have begun to crack down on most present and potential threats, these crimes aren’t going away anytime soon. 

UpGuard reports four of the top reasons for the recent uptick in cybercrime. They include: 

  • The distributed nature of the Internet
  • The ability for cybercriminals to attack targets outside their jurisdiction making policing extremely difficult
  • Increasing profitability and ease of commerce on the dark web
  • The proliferation of mobile devices and the Internet of Things

As information breaches continue to occur, they will cost people money, resources, and time. But, unfortunately, cybercriminals are every bit as qualified as the professionals hired to protect the public from theft. They are highly sophisticated, trained, evolving, and elusive to the public eye  — and with the inclusion of bot activity in cybercrime, the task of keeping criminals out of your stuff has only grown more challenging. 

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Anna Butcher – Staff Highlight

“I wanted to work in this position because I enjoy working with people and helping them with the goal of creating the life they want. One of the goals I have set for myself is to be available to West Virginia Junior College Morgantown/Online students and to guide them throughout their careers while strengthening my … Read more

3 Takeaways From Our Cybersecurity Program

WVJC Online is committed to empowering students toward their full potential, providing the training, skills, and experience you need to start a successful and rewarding career. Our Cybersecurity program offers several benefits toward fulfilling this vision, and we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best ones. Read on to learn more … Read more