The Evolution of Network Security

The Evolution of Network Security | ECPI UniversityAccording to USA Today, in 2013 there were over 130 million malicious software programs released to steal personal, financial, and business data from government, business and personal networks.

Information, and the need to protect it from the bad guys, shaped the history and development of the western world. All it takes is one slip up and nations fall, wars are launched, and billions of dollars lost. Valuable information has always been at risk from entities seeking to rob or misuse it. Even before the rise of the information age, people used ingenious methods to get their hands on sensitive data.  The earliest case of information being disrupted maliciously happened in 1903 when someone interrupted Mr. Marconi’s “secure” wireless telegraph system and replaced the message with rude messages. [Read more...]

Culinary Institute of Virginia Graduate to Appear on This Season of Hell’s Kitchen

Culinary Institute of Virginia Graduate to Appear on This Season of Hell's KitchenWhen Hell’s Kitchen premieres on the FOX Network on September 10, there will be a familiar face among this season’s contestants. Bryant Gallaher, a Virginia Beach resident and graduate of the Culinary Institute of Virginia, will be one of 12 aspiring chefs on the television show who will work on a series of challenges to demonstrate kitchen prowess.

Throughout the series, chefs are eliminated from the game based on their performance until an ultimate winner is selected. Gallaher is on the Blue Team. Gallaher started his culinary journey almost 15 years ago as a dishwasher and has worked his way up in the kitchen to an executive chef position. He says the secret to his success is a never-ending search for excellence. [Read more...]

How Much Does ECPI University Cost to Attend?

How Much Does ECPI University Cost to Attend?There are a lot of factors that go into calculating the cost of attending any college.  Tuition is just one of them.  In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at what the actual cost to attend ECPI University is and then compare it to some other colleges and universities.

When considering the cost of any college, it’s important to understand the total cost involved in earning a degree and not just tuition.  A recent survey by the College Board ( reports that a moderate college budget for an in-state, public college student for the 2013-2014 academic year, averaged about $22,826.00.  Private institutions for the same academic year averaged about $44,750.00. [Read more...]

The Ugly Truth About A Practical Nursing Career

The Truth About A Career in Practical Nursing | ECPI University | Medical Careers InstituteThe “ugly” truth about practical nursing is that it is not an easy job and not for everyone! It is a career centered around helping others with a level of care and compassion that is not typical of the average person. That said, if you truly have a heart for service and caring for others, than this career path can be quite rewarding. With baby boomers aging and the demand for nurses expected to grow, there is no better time to become a licensed practical nurse. Becoming a licensed practical nurse requires a lot of hard work, and this particular career may require you to be available on nights, weekends, and holidays but the rewards are great.

If you are looking to join this rewarding and lucrative career field, here is what you need to know: [Read more...]

ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career

ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career - Athena WilliamsIt has become a difficult reality: Base realignments and defense cuts leading to a reduction in force and leaving many highly-talented service members departing the military sooner than they had planned. That is exactly what happened to Athena Williams.

After serving 12 years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class, and earning every possible qualification, the former Navy meteorologist found herself facing an uncertain future. “I was a bit devastated at first,” says Athena. “I feared that after spending the last 12 years in the Navy that I would be clueless in the civilian sector. It had also been ten years since I had taken any kind of formal schooling, and I was afraid that I would not do very well. That was before I came to ECPI University!” [Read more...]