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Password leaks and ransomware attacks were the topic of a recent WITF Smart Talk featuring Harrisburg University faculty members Terrill Frantz, Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity, and Brandon S. Keath, Professor of Cybersecurity Operations and Management.

The faculty members addressed how cyber criminals and even foreign governments are constantly working to obtain online data they can use — whether it be for money or sabotage—and what businesses and consumers can do to protect themselves.

Listen to the show, which aired Thursday, June 10th, at

Smart Talk is a lively and thoughtful conversation on a wide range of issues and ideas relevant to central Pennsylvanians.

Harrisburg University offers bachelor and master’s degree programs in cyber security topics.  Programs are offered in traditional, online, or hybrid formats.  Additionally, the University is home to the Cyber Security Center of Excellence, and offers numerous professional development programs in cyber security topics throughout the year.  For more information on HU’s cyber security degree and professional development opportunities, explore the University’s website at


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