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Author: Irene Kim

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Why Should I Learn to Play (or Sing) Music?

Maybe you started piano lessons as a child, but got too busy with varsity sports (or video games). Or perhaps you joined the school band but stopped playing when you graduated high school. Or maybe you never took music lessons at all. Chances are, though, that music plays a role in your life, whether you sing Taylor Swift in the…

Cybersecurity 101, Part 3: Privacy? What’s That?

  Is it OK to throw temper tantrums and pout on social media since only our friends see it? Is hacking into other people’s networks a good way to be recruited by the CIA? Why should we worry about third parties accessing our data? Saint Rose cybersecurity experts weigh in on these and other topics, and offer tips for maximizing…

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Cybersecurity 101, Part 2: How to Protect Yourself Without Becoming a Paranoid Shut-in

Continuing our eye-opening chat with Saint Rose cybersecurity experts, we discuss the risks we face every day; how to defend ourselves against hacking and data theft; a commonsense approach to risk assessment; and how to balance our needs for privacy, convenience, and security. The cybersecurity experts Zumrut Akcam, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science Kimberly Cornell, Ph.D., assistant professor of…

Cybersecurity 101: We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Our Own Behavior

Anything you write, photograph, or post can become public. Your personal information is not private. Everything on the Internet can live forever. They’re supposed to connect us and provide useful services to improve our lives, but phones, smart devices, and social media are all too often used to scam, rob, stalk, and otherwise victimize us. In today’s uber-connected world, how…

A Veteran’s Guide to Surviving School

by Nicholas Lanier I can still remember my first day at school, as if it were yesterday. There I was, a recently retired Army veteran at the ripe old age of 40, with a wife and four kids at home, going to back to college to complete my undergraduate degree. Suddenly, it hit me: Nothing I was experiencing made any…