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CA faces huge shortfall in cybersecurity workforce
Public News Service
Oct. 23, 2023

Among the academic pathways at Cal State San Bernardino is a nationally recognized cybersecurity program within the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) at its Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration. The program offers six undergraduate degrees and seven master's degrees with cyber components, along with some certificate programs, in which students learn how to anticipate and defend against cyberattacks.

“We can’t be selective and think that everything is going to come from the Bay Area or the Beltway. We need to show that there is talent, and you just have to know how to reach the talent,” says Tony Coulson, Ph.D., a professor in the program and the execute director of the Cybersecurity Center (CSC) at CSUSB.

The country faces a massive shortage of people trained to fight cyberattacks
Oct. 23, 2023

Tony Coulson, who heads the Cybersecurity Center at Cal State San Bernardino, says the U.S. cybersecurity workforce is short about 660,000. At Cal State San Bernardino, students learn how to anticipate and defend against cyberattacks and can choose from six undergraduate degrees with cyber components. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity for Cyber Defense. 

Here's exactly what a snake tattoo can symbolize
Parade via AOL
Oct 21, 2023

"Snakes have gotten a bad rap in the West," says Jonathan Dubois, an adjunct professor of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino and Ph.D. archaeologist with a passion for art and symbolism, in an article about what snakes may symbolize as focus of tattoos. "However, for me, an avid practitioner of shamanism with a snake tattoo entwining his left arm, Snake is a powerful ally and brings lessons that can really help us."

A much-quoted man
The Press-Enterprise/ The Sun/Redlands Daily Facts/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Oct. 21, 2023

Columnist/reporter David Allen paid tribute to Brian Levin, founding director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, who “gave countless media interviews — ‘I know it’s in the thousands,’ he told me — from 1999 until his recent retirement.”

He’s given interviews to every major newspaper around the U.S., appeared on every U.S. cable network and nightly news show, and was quoted in the media on nearly every continent.

FBI hate crime numbers not true representation of actual incidents, CSUSB professor says
USA Today
Oct. 23, 203

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at the California State University, San Bernardino said the FBI's 2021 hate crime data release is not representative of the actual hate crime trend in the U.S. which was up in 2021. "The FBI's hate crime data release is so severely hampered by a decline in participating agencies," said Levin.

Newport Beach police investigate swastikas on school locker as hate crime
Los Angeles Times
Oct. 20, 2023

Brian Levin, founder of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about Newport Beach police investigating the tagging of swastikas on a locker at Corona del Mar High School as a hate crime. He said there has been an increase in antisemitic and anti-Muslim incidents since the start of the war, though the data is very preliminary. Levin said there were seven antisemitic hate crimes reported in the city of Los Angeles between Oct. 6 and 16 this year, compared with three in the same period last year.

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