QU Online Blog

The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.

Don’t Be A Cyberstalking Victim

Woman on her phone with a worried look on her face.

You might think cyberstalking is uncommon but reading through the Department of Justice Computer Crimes press releases shows eight cases in November and October alone. These are Federal law enforcement cases! It’s more common than you think. If you use a computer to harass someone via interstate communication, you may hear from the FBI. Cyberstalking carries a maximum sentence of five years. This blog post highlights what happened to the victims in those recent cases and how you can avoid being a victim yourself.

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The Right Way and the Easy Way to Dispose of a Computer

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., cybersecurity program director, Quinnipiac University.

Many people may be looking at year end deals on a new PC or laptop. One question comes up: how to dispose of the old one? Or you may have an old computer accumulating dust in the closet and be wondering how to get rid of it. My heavy desktop PC was cluttering up my crowded home office and I was trying to figure out how to get rid of it. Being a security practitioner, I was faced with how to securely wipe the drive.

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MAT Program Prepares Grad for the Unexpected

Kim Day, MAT '20.

Kim graduated from Quinnipiac University’s MAT in Secondary Education this year amid the pandemic. Her student teaching was cut short in the spring, but her confidence never wavered. Quinnipiac University School of Education prepared her for teaching in this unexpected environment. Kim shares an important take-away: “I am not going to get it right away. I understand it’s going to take time, but I’ll get there.”

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Keep the Stuffing for Your Thanksgiving Dinner: Staying Safe This Cyber Monday

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., cybersecurity program director, Quinnipiac University.

This upcoming "Cyber Monday", November 30th, is likely to break records for e-commerce shopping. At the same time, cyber criminals have been planning to attack for months will also be out in force. This article highlights some steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. High risk events like Cyber Monday are a perfect time to take a break and improve your security defenses.

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Becoming a Physician Assistant: Leading by Example

Mark Turczak BS ’12, MHS ’14, PA-C.

For Mark Turczak, Quinnipiac University is a family affair. Both Mark and his brother, Andrew, graduated from the Quinnipiac University’s physician assistant program and are now practicing PA's in Connecticut. Mark’s brother shared stories about his life on campus, in the classroom and the work he did during his clinicals. Those inspiring stories caught Mark’s attention and led him to Quinnipiac and a seat in the Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS/Master’s in Physician Assistant program.

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Choosing the Best Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Program

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., cybersecurity program director, Quinnipiac University.

You have decided you are interested in a cybersecurity career path. You already have an undergraduate degree. You may be coming from a hard-core tech background in computer science or engineering, or you may be coming from related fields in business, healthcare or criminal justice. There are dozens of cybersecurity programs out there, so how do you decide?

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BBA Unlocks Opportunities

Barbara Pincione, BBA ‘19.

Barbara and her husband moved from Italy to the United States to begin a new life when she was 30 years old. She worked in the travel industry in Italy and continued in the same line of work when she came to the United States. She knew that education was paramount in furthering her career. Although there were hurdles, Barbara focused on the opportunities a Bachelor of Business Administration degree can unlock.

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Early Influences Shaped Cybersecurity Professional

Linda Thomas, MS in Cybersecurity ‘20.

Linda was introduced to computer programming at her technical high school. It was there she became interested in computers; however, she could not have imagined she would become a cybersecurity professional. She joined the U.S. Air Force where she completed her bachelor's degree and gained valuable work experience which became the foundation of her professional career.

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How to Avoid Being Scammed by Fake Web Pages

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Program Director, Quinnipiac University.

You may think you are safe while online, but there are millions of scammers that take advantage of unsuspecting people. If you know what to look for, you are in a better place to protect yourself from phishing emails, bad domain names, and fraudulent content. QU’s Dr. Frederick Scholl shows you how to avoid being scammed online.

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DNP Student Committed to Improve Community Health

Leonile Scott, MSN '06 and her family.

Leonile realized the impact she could have on her community by earning her Post-Master’s Doctor in Nursing Practice when she participated in an outreach program delivering food to people in her own community. She knew there was a need, but never imagined the profound impact it would have on her. A DNP in leadership will continue to shape Leonile’s work.

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