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Category: ECCI In the News

Chair of ECI Board of Advisors Takes on New Role

Congratulations to the Chairperson of the ECI Board of Advisors, Martin Biegelman, on his new position as the Executive Vice President of IPSA International. We wish you great success with your new role.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This October marks the 10th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each week in October is dedicated to engaging public and private sector stakeholders in maintaining a safe and secure cyber environment through different shared responsibilities. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing…
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Economic Crime & Justice Studies Lecture Series

Stephen Barnes was convicted of murdering a local girl in 1989. He spent 19 years in State Prison, all the while stating his innocence. The “Innocence Project” took on his case and after several years Barnes was exonerated of the murder based on forensic evidence. The “Barnes Case” made national headlines when he was finally…
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Austen Givens Co-Authors Article on Public-Private Partnerships in U.S. Critical Infrastructure Protection

Austen Givens was recently a co-author of the article, “Realizing the Promise of Public-Private Partnerships in U.S. Critical Infrastructure Protection,” located in the Spring 2013 issue of the double-blind peer reviewed International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection. Austen Givens and co-author Nathan Busch discuss how public-private partnerships in U.S. critical infrastructure protection need to be strengthened…
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NYS Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Visits Utica College

The New York State Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Jerome Hauer, visited the Utica College campus on September 12, 2013. Along with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Senator Joe Griffo, Mr. Hauer toured the ECJSC building and learned more about UC’s prestigious programs and centers. Read the full Utica Observer-Dispatch article.

Philo and Givens Provide Insight into Bombing Investigations

ECI’s Executive Director, Ray Philo, and UC’s Adjunct Professor, Austen Givens, who specializes in Homeland and Cybersecurity, were interviewed by Chelsea Rarrick from WUTR. Philo and Givens provided insight into the processes that take place in bombing investigations such as the ones that took place in Boston on April 15, 2013. Givens stated that law…
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Economic Crime Institute Board of Advisors Student Program

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the Economic Crime Institute Board of Advisors will meet for its semi-annual Board of Advisors meeting. The day prior to the BoA meeting, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Board members will offer interactive career-oriented presentations to Junior and Senior Criminal Justice, Economic Crime Investigations, and Cybersecurity students. This is a unique…
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Utica College Cybersecurity Programs Earn Prestigious NSA Approval

Utica College’s cybersecurity and information assurance courses have been approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the college’s quest to become a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE), marking the first step in achieving the “gold standard” in education in the field. The approval validated that Utica College courseware meets all…
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The Economic Crime Institute reaffirms membership to the NSTIC Identity Ecosystem Steering Group

On December 17, 2012, during the second Plenary meeting held in Washington, DC, members of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) approved the new terms of the Membership Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights Policy for IDESG. Ray Philo, ECI Executive Director, signed the new terms of the IDESG membership agreement. Previously, on August 27, 2012,…
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Economic crime expert says U.S. Army Reservist who says he was bilked out of more than $25,000 while stationed in Afghanistan does have a case

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – Suzanne Lynch is the Director of Utica College’s Economic Crime Management Masters Program. She says when she heard about the story we aired here on WKTV regarding a local U.S. Army Reservist who said he was bilked out of more than $25,000, it peaked her interest…read full article