MINNEAPOLIS, August 3, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* online university based in Minneapolis, announced that it has added Project Management specializations to both its PhD in Organization and Management (OM), and its PhD in Information Technology (IT) online degree programs. The online university also announced a new Information Security specialization within its PhD in Information Technology program. The new specializations are designed to meet the growing need for expertise in project management and information security, both of which were identified among the top five “hottest skills” sought by IT executives in a survey conducted by Computerworld. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 2006 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university and a leader in online education, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with Robin Bundy, a former sewage plant laborer who was awarded a $15,000 Women in Technology scholarship from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT). Bundy received her bachelor’s degree in IT from Capella in August 2006 and is now pursuing a MBA from Capella in information technology management. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Bundy’s transformation from a blue collar worker to her new career in IT. She now works for IBM in the Rational Software division. Read the rest of this entry »

ORLANDO, Fla. , April 3, 2006 — Today's information-security professionals face big challenges. They must fend off data breaches or potentially face personal liability. Given the brisk pace of offshoring business processes, they must take due diligence to protect their enterprise's valuable intellectual property and other assets both here and thousands of miles away, said Capella University's Dr. Steven A. Brown, CISSP, at InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2006. And they must keep up with the field's rapid change, including the rise of biometric security, which uses fingerprints, facial and eye features, voice and other uniquely individual characteristics to authenticate individuals.

Education and training play a key role in today's information security environment. “Information security professionals need deep knowledge of emerging threats and solutions,” said Dr. Brown, who is responsible for the information assurance program at the School of Business and Technology for Capella University, an accredited* online university. “Seek out higher education from a reputable, quality learning institution. Keep up with training and industry developments, and, when given the opportunity, take advantage of obtaining the leading industry certifications.”

After all, even promising information security technology poses risk, said Dr. Brown. “People worry about protecting their Social Security and credit card numbers, but what if their biometric identity falls into the wrong hands?”

The author of three books and several papers, Dr. Brown has extensive technical and business experience in the U.S. and globally in telecommunications, data networks, strategic communications, electronic commerce, business management, and security.

Capella University Earns CNSS Certification
The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has validated that Capella's information security curriculum meets the CNSS requirements and system standards 4011 and 4013.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552)

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.