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Cybersecurity Awareness Week: A Focus on Jobs

Cleveland-Marshall’s unique multidisciplinary online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) curriculum blends the technical and legal aspects of cybersecurity and data privacy. The program and its access to extensive professional networks propels graduates into new or recharged cybersecurity and data privacy careers.  In recognition of National Initiative for Cyber Education’s Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, we took…

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What is Cyber Law?

Cyber law is a relatively new legal area that encompasses a broad range of topics with an emphasis on cybersecurity and data privacy. Our increasingly digitally connected world--and the challenges associated with it--have prompted new laws and regulations to govern online conduct and protect consumers and organizations from online threats.  Cyberlaw is any law, statute,…

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Earn your Online Legal Degree with a Cybersecurity Lens

While the world slowed down in 2020 due to the pandemic, cyber-crime did not. IC3, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, logged a 300,000 complaint increase from 2019. That increase led to a total of well over 791,000 suspected internet crime complaints in 2020. Cybersecurity and data protection companies are in great need of trained…

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Cyber and Privacy Professor Brings His Leadership to the Online MLS Program

A hallmark of the online MLS program is its blend of legal, technical, and business training. The program teaches how to translate legal requirements–which can be technical–into operational requirements, with a focus on real-world skills. The online MLS faculty have deep industry knowledge, connections, and expertise. Professor Kirk Herath, who teaches in the online Master…

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A Legal Approach to Cybersecurity

Students in Cleveland-Marshall’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy graduate uniquely prepared to enter and advance in the cybersecurity field. No other program provides the same quality of robust hands-on technical training as well as a 360-degree understanding of this complex field. Students from all backgrounds, including non-technical fields, learn the…

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An Inside Look at the State of Cybersecurity Jobs

The explosion of laws related to cybersecurity and data privacy has led to a surge in cybersecurity jobs. Recent data shows the U.S. has almost 500,000 open positions in cybersecurity. But how do you find these jobs? More importantly, how do you obtain the necessary skills to enter and advance in specific roles? One key…

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Privacy is the Pandemic-Proof Industry

The role of data privacy professionals has increased by an average of 30 percent year-over-year for the past two years, and the pandemic has further accelerated the trend. To learn more about these dynamics, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Master of Legal Studies in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy program creator Professor Brian Ray spoke with Jared…

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Bridging the Data Privacy Workforce Gap

With new privacy laws coming online throughout the U.S. and significant changes already being made to California's landmark law, organizations face tremendous challenges staying abreast of this constantly changing legal and regulatory landscape. What's more, these changes implicate a wide range of roles within an organization from the strategic risks that the C-Suite must consider…

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Attorney Elia Burgos Chooses the MLS Program to Expand Her Career Options

Elia Enid Burgos-Sosa moved to Ohio from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. “In that move,” Elia says, “I was looking to expand my career opportunities. I’ve been an attorney for 18 years, and for 16 of those years, I’ve practiced only criminal law. It's a good thing to specialize in a specific area. However, my…

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Professor Ray Publishes Paper on Digital Contact Tracing Apps for Covid-19

Professor Brian Ray, along with co-author Professor Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona), published “Covid-19 Apps are Terrible — They Didn’t Have to Be,” an article on Lawfare. The article was also featured in a companion Lawfare Podcast. In the podcast Professor Alan Rozenshtein, from the University of Minnesota, discusses the topic of contact tracing in America…

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