Champlain College is a private, co-educational undergraduate college in Burlington, Vermont. Founded in 1878, Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and master's degree programs, in more than 80 subject areas. Champlain enrolls 2,000 undergraduate students from 41 states and 22 countries. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 11, 2017
BURLINGTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Champlain College Online today announced being honored with the 2017 Best of Business Award by Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) for its portfolio of online degree programs. VBM surveyed its magazine readership and digital subscribers, and after nearly 1,000 responses, they compiled the winners. The awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories and recognizes them for their expertise. “Vermont Business Magazine is highly esteemed in the local business community and Champlain College Online is honored to be recognized as developing and providing the best online degree programs in the state,” said Dr. Mika Nash, Academic Dean, Division of Continuing Professional Studies, Champlain College Online. “We take great pride and effort in delivering nationally ranked, fully online post-secondary undergraduate and graduate degrees to prepare adult professionals in highly competitive fields.” Champlain College Online offers over 50 associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificates in sought after industries such as business, cybersecurity, advanced accounting, executive leadership and numerous others. The online college serves a national and international audience of adult professional students and provides career-focused post-secondary online education. The accelerated curriculum is designed to be immersive, immediately applicable and courses are led by expert practitioners to ensure relevancy. Champlain is ranked among the best online bachelor's programs by U.S. News & World Report and was named the best cybersecurity education program SC Magazine. The Best of Business Awards will be presented by Vermont Business Magazine at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel on May 11th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information about Champlain’s career-focused curriculum, please visit http://www.champlain.edu/online! Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2017 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.
News Article | November 17, 2016
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has released a ranking of the 100 Best Online Colleges in the nation for 2016-2017. The site honors the top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools respectively, with the University of Southern California, Harvard University, Drexel University, Canisius College and Concordia University Wisconsin earning the highest scores for overall excellence in online learning among four-year programs. East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Frank Phillips College and Tulsa Community College earned top scores among two-year schools. “Online education is becoming a bigger part of the college landscape each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools being honored here are providing excellent education options online, upholding industry-leading quality standards and maximizing student success through support services.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several quality standards to be considered for placement on their rankings and lists. Schools must, at minimum, hold both regional accreditation and be public or private not-for-profit institutions. Qualifying colleges are also scored and ranked based on school-specific statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full list of the rankings and the data points and methodology used to determine the Best Online Colleges in the nation can be found at: 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges, schools included on the two-year list: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Frank Phillips College Gateway Community and Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Lenoir Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Owensboro Community and Technical College Palo Alto College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College Rio Salado College San Antonio College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College St. Philip's College Stanly Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Wayne Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Wyoming Community College 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges, schools included on the four-year list: Auburn University Ball State University Buena Vista University Canisius College Champlain College Clemson University Columbia University in the City of New York Concordia University - Wisconsin Dallas Baptist University Drexel University Duquesne University East Carolina University Gardner-Webb University Granite State College Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Indiana Wesleyan University Iowa State University Johns Hopkins University Kansas State University Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale Lehigh University LeTourneau University Missouri University of Science and Technology New York University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Prescott College Regis University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Texas A & M University - College Station The University of Alabama University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Denver University of Florida University of Idaho University of Missouri - Columbia University of South Carolina - Columbia University of Southern California University of St. Francis University of Virginia - Main Campus Villanova University Washington State University Webster University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | December 5, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Champlain College today announced beginning January 2017 active duty service members, National Guard members and members from Reserve Components of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their spouses and eligible adult dependents now have access to its more than 50 nationally ranked, fully online post-secondary undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates at up to 70 percent off standard tuition through its truED® program. The truED educational alliance includes more than 55 leading government and private sector organizations that leverage Champlain’s career-focused curriculum as a part of their workforce development strategy at a substantial discount. Champlain College is the first U.S. college to extend the same tuition benefits it offers active duty service members to their spouses and eligible adult dependents. Service members face many natural barriers to degree completion, such as unpredictable deployments, intense training schedules and the high cost of tuition. Champlain prioritizes affordability and accessibility so that service members can enhance their careers, elevate their strategic and tactical aptitude and close critical skills gaps in high-demand fields both within the armed forces and when transitioning to government and private sector occupations in business, cybersecurity, information systems, and more. “Military members and their families make sacrifices every day in service to our country. Champlain College has the privilege of offering them a bachelor’s degree at as low as $167 per credit online, because we believe education is the key to unlocking lifetime earning potential,” said Donald J. Laackman, president of Champlain College. “The research is clear that bachelor’s degree holders have significantly more opportunity and make 84 percent more than those with only a high school diploma.” Numerous bachelor’s degree programs at Champlain College Online are designed to assist service members in finishing their degrees faster and maximizing transfer credits. In the acclaimed online Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, many service members choose to use their military training as a focus area while completing a relevant curriculum comprised of both general education and professional courses. Each service member will receive guidance on the most expedient path to degree completion, and can transfer in up to 90 credits from a combination of military training, prior college credit, and other documented sources. “The training and discipline developed through military service makes you realize your greater potential – and higher education helps you take it to the next level,” said David Boyle, Veteran and Military Program manager at Champlain College Online. “As a former service member, I know the obstacles that come with transitioning careers within the military and outside of it. This program takes the uncertainty out of higher education by establishing a clear pathway guided by academic advisors and assisted by a counselor with an extensive military background.” Students are enrolled in truED across the globe – as well as across every federal agency, due to Champlain’s alliance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Service members and their families can expect: Free webinars for all active-service prospective students will be offered on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. EST and Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Champlain College is a designated Military Friendly® School as well as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Champlain is a two-time winner of SC Magazine’s Best Cybersecurity Higher Education award (2013 & 2015) and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in mission critical occupations as designated by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. To see if your organization is a Champlain partner, please visit Champlain.edu/truEDalliances. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2017 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu. truED is a bold reimagining of workforce development that creates opportunities for adults to further their education in Champlain College's award-winning online academic programs, and brings easy-to-deploy talent management solutions to employers. Through strategic alliances with leading organizations in government and industry, Champlain College Online delivers an affordable, accessible and immediately applicable higher education to help employees gain the skills and knowledge needed to enhance their careers and achieve their organization's business objectives. Champlain's undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs not only provide field-specific knowledge, but also the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills essential for the modern workforce. For more information about truED, visit http://www.champlain.edu/trued.
News Article | November 16, 2016
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, has released the 2016-2017 list of Best Online Vocational Schools in the nation. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points, the site scored and ranked schools offering vocational training programs online to determine the Best, with the following scoring highest: Washburn University, Weber State University, Siena Heights University, University of Southern Mississippi and Champlain College for four-year schools; East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Hutchinson Community College, State Fair Community College and Tulsa Community College for two-year schools. “Vocational occupations have been growing rapidly since 2000, with some industries showing much higher than average job growth projections through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on our list are seizing this opportunity, offering top-notch vocational training programs online to help more students prepare to work in fast-growing fields like construction management, medical assisting and other technical or health care positions.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several qualifying standards before they can be considered for the Best Online Vocational Schools ranking. Each school must hold regional accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools are also required to provide students career placement services to be eligible. Comparing thousands of eligible programs nationwide, the site scores and ranks each based on statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full description of the data and methodology used to score and rank the Best Online Vocational Schools, as well as a full list of programs with scores is published at: Top 50 Two-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bramson ORT College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Collin College Columbus State Community College Crowder College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Lakeshore Technical College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moraine Park Technical College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Antonio College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Westmoreland County Community College Top 50 Four-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Buena Vista University California State University - East Bay Champlain College Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University MCPHS University Misericordia University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Roger Williams University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Bridgeport University of Hartford University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Some 82% of IT professionals report a shortage of cybersecurity skills in their business, according to a July survey from Intel—and 71% cited this shortage as responsible for direct and measurable damage to organizations whose lack of talent makes them easier hacking targets. Job postings in the cybersecurity field have gone up 74% over the past five years. And US News and World Report ranked a career in information security analysis fifth on its list of best technology jobs. Average salaries nationally are $88,890, and significantly higher in cities such as San Francisco and New York. Interested in a career in cybersecurity? Here are 10 bachelors, masters, and certifications that can help you get started at any education level. Drexel University's BS in Computing and Security Technology consistently tops lists of cybersecurity preparation programs, and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the NSA. It offers hands-on experience managing and operating computer servers, networks, web and mobile systems, and databases, with a focus on security. Students can enroll in either the full-time, on-campus degree program, or in the online, part-time degree completion program, targeted to people who have already earned an associate's degree. BS in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity, BS in Cybersecurity Management and Policy, BS in Software Development and Security University of Maryland University College offers three bachelor's, four master's, and four certificate programs focused on different aspects of cybersecurity. The school is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA, and is headquartered between the DoD's Cyber Command in Maryland and the Cyber Corridor in Virginia. Plus, the UMUC Cyber Padawans cybersecurity competition team took home the first place prize in last year's Cyber DiploHack event. BS in Security and Risk Analysis-Information and Cyber Security Penn State's BS in Security and Risk Analysis degree, named one of the top online bachelor's programs by US News & World Report, focuses on the technologies, education, and policies needed to protect people and information. Students learn to design secure systems, evaluate and measure risk, and ensure privacy maintenance for individual users, businesses, and governments. Penn State is also recognized as an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The program is available online. The University of Denver's MS in Cybersecurity program immerses students into the field, allowing them to work with local industry partners on real-world problems. The one-year, fast-track master's degree comes with a discounted scholarship of nearly 50%, and does not require students to have an undergraduate degree in computer science. University of Denver's program is also designated as an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Champlain College offers online bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs in cybersecurity designed for working adults. It is the two-time winner of SC Magazine's Best Cybersecurity Higher Education award, and is designated as an NSA National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The curriculum is career-focused, and provides strategic thinking skills and solution sets applicable to the workforce. Illinois Institute of Technology offers several security-oriented programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. The Masters of Cyber Forensics and Security program is unique, in that while students take cybersecurity courses, they also take legal courses alongside law students of the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. The program is designed to help students and experienced IT professionals become cybersecurity managers. The school is also designated as an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. SEE: Help wanted: Universities double down on security to help fill 1 million open jobs The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization. Its Certified Ethical Hacker certification involves a training course that teaches students to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in a system using the same tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful way to assess the security systems. It is a vendor-neutral certification. Those who want to take the certification exam without training must demonstrate two years of information security experience. With more than 250,000 credential holders, CompTIA Security+ is a popular, vendor-neutral security certification with an available online learning tool for preparation. Exam content stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback, and contributions from a team of security experts. The certification is approved by the US Department of Defense to fulfill cybersecurity position requirements, and is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Companies that recognize the certification include Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, and Intel. The GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) is intended for security professionals who want to demonstrate that they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles in terms of security tasks. Credential holders will demonstrate knowledge and technical skills in areas including network mapping, access controls, password management, and cryptography fundamentals. No specific training is required, but CIAC recommends a "boot camp" style preparation course from SANS. The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an advanced-level, vendor-neutral certification for IT professionals looking to expand their career into information security. The certification is meant to prove credibility in designing, implementing, and managing overall information security programs to protect organizations from sophisticated attacks. In-person and online training programs are available though (ISC)2 and third-party companies. Interested individuals must have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in two or more of the eight domains listed here.
News Article | December 19, 2016
HANOVER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce their expansion into the Concord, New Hampshire region. Ledyard launched this effort with the hiring of Diane DeStefano, Diane Mullin, Karen Crump, and Jeffrey Trombly who bring with them a combined 82 years of experience in investments, financial planning, portfolio management, retirement planning, and gifting. They will be leading the effort to expand Ledyard’s services into the Concord area by introducing Ledyard Financial Advisors as the premier wealth management firm providing integrated investment, tax, and wealth management services to individuals, families, and institutions. Kathy Underwood, President and CEO of Ledyard National Bank remarked, “Expanding into Concord is an important next step as we look to grow. We are thrilled to launch this endeavor with such talented and established professionals who know and understand the Concord market. We expect the addition of commercial banking, mortgage lending, and private banking activities to follow quickly.” Ledyard’s wealth management division, Ledyard Financial Advisors, was established in 1994 and was designed to provide outstanding investment management, trust, and custody services. Today, with over $1 billion dollars in assets under management and headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, it serves clients in 29 States and 5 foreign countries. The four individuals joining Ledyard’s Concord team are: Diane DeStefano has over 25 years of senior level experience in investments and financial planning. She received her Associate’s Degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH, her Bachelor’s Degree from the University System of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, and obtained a Certificate in Financial Planning from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. She received the designation of Certified Financial Planner from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, as well as the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Diane can be reached at (603) 640-2708. Her email address is email@example.com Diane Mullin has over 12 years of experience in the financial industry. She worked in the financial services industry specifically in product design and competitive intelligence for variable and universal life insurance products. Ms. Mullin received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Business Administration from Simmons College. She successfully completed the courses of study for the American Bankers Associate Trust Administration Level I, II, & III with emphasis in Taxation and Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Investment Management. She is currently matriculated in Boston University’s Institute of Finance studying for her Certificate in Financial Planning. She also holds the designation of FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute). Diane can be reached at (603) 640-2736. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Crump is a graduate of Champlain College in Vermont and has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Crump manages portfolios for individuals, families, institutions, and charitable organizations. Her expertise ranges across the investment landscape, including extensive work with companies in the healthcare sector and industrial domestic companies. Karen can be reached at (603) 640-2741. Her email address is email@example.com Jeffrey Trombly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College and comes to Ledyard with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has completed more than 500 hours of professional training in a variety of financial areas and managed client portfolios for a large financial institution based in Springfield, Massachusetts prior to joining Ledyard. Jeffrey can be reached at (603) 640-2733. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax, and wealth management services. Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned “OTC Markets” under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual’s broker. For more information, please refer to the “Investor Relations” section of the bank’s website at www.ledyardbank.com or contact the bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.
News Article | March 2, 2017
Recent reports indicate that Apple may be gearing up to require additional security measures like two-factor authentication for iOS users. As reported by 9to5Mac, some iOS 10.3 beta users are now being prompted, via a push notification, to enable two-factor authentication. According to the report, users are presented with a notification that they can swipe on to be taken to Settings app, where they are given an explanation of two-factor authentication and how to enable it. If a user doesn't enable two-factor authentication, they will see a warning in the Settings app encouraging them to enable it. What's even more interesting is that the notification won't just automatically go away, as other iOS notifications do, the report noted. Instead, the notification must be manually cleared. SEE: How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID For those who are unfamiliar, two-factor authentication is a security method that requires a user to meet two separate authentication factors to login. For example, a user might input his or her password, and then be prompted to enter the answer to a security question, or to enter a code that was sent to another device. Apple has this to say about two-factor authentication: "Two-factor authentication is the best way to keep your account secure. It can protect your account even if someone learns your password." Two-factor authentication is a common method of improving device security, especially among enterprise users. However, would it be the right move for Apple to force this behavior on iOS users? John Pironti, president of IP Architects and founding member of Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Board at Champlain College, doesn't think so. Instead, Pironti said, "it is better to provide users with information to make informed decisions on the use of two-factor and let them make a risk-based decision for themselves." If users choose not to enable available security measures, Pironti said, the onus shouldn't be on Apple to do it for them. "I suggest that there should be a scale of what level of assurance, assistance, support, and vendor liability that will be provided to users that is aligned with the level of suggested measures they choose to use," Pironti said. "This way you are empowering the user with the choice of what works best for them and what risks they are willing to take." The issue is not whether or not two-factor authentication is enabled, as many security experts would say that it is ultimately a helpful tool. The bigger issue as it relates to device security is informing users so that they take a strong stance on security themselves, and choose to pursue proper security hygiene. If Apple does indeed make two-factor authentication mandatory in the public release of iOS 10.3, it would follow the company's various public statements it has made on its commitment to security and encryption. Apple was recently ranked highest in mobile security in a Tech Pro Research survey, and the company has been taking steps to further improve its security since its battle with the FBI after it refused to unlock and iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Should Apple force two-factor authentication on iOS users? Tell us your opinion in the comments.
Hammad F.,Champlain College
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2015
Although the (varying power)-law modified gravity toy model has the attractive feature of unifying the early- and late-time expansions of the Universe, thanks to the peculiar dependence of the scalar field's potential on the scalar curvature, the model still suffers from the fine-tuning problem when used to explain the actually observed Hubble parameter. Indeed, a more correct estimate of the mass of the scalar field needed to comply with actual observations gives an unnaturally small value. On the other hand, for a massless scalar field the potential would have no minimum and hence the field would always remain massless. What solves these issues are the radiative corrections that modify the field's effective potential. These corrections raise the field's effective mass, rendering the model free from fine-tuning, immune against positive fifth-force tests, and better suited to tackle the dark matter sector. © 2015 Published by the American Physical Society.
News Article | December 2, 2016
Christopher Allen, a writer and author, has completed his new book “FML- My Year in Korea”: a gripping and potent account of the author’s time spent in Korea, starting in 2010. Christopher Allen was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in 1984 and joined the military in 2003 as military police team leader and combat engineer team member. He lives in Rocky Mount with his father and currently going to school for game design at Champlain College in Vermont. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Christopher Allen’s irreverent tale is full of excitement and waggish remarks. Allen has crafted a unique and entertaining autobiographical novel. The book transports readers to Korea, a place of wonder and mystery. Allen tells a story about his time there and the crazy stuff that unfolded there. Along the way, readers will meet the friends and brothers Allen made and how he spent his time. Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “FML- My Year in Korea” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708. Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.
News Article | December 12, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Are we financially illiterate? Was our lack of financial acumen a cause of the Great Recession of 2008 and does it continue to undermine our nation’s economic health? Unfortunately, the answer is yes to all of these questions, but until now, the extent of our financial ignorance had not been quantified. The 2016 National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy, released Monday (Dec. 12) by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, shows that adults in America earned just a C grade. More than three-quarters of adults live in states with poor grades. This means that too many adults are deficient in financial knowledge and skills, which leads them to make uninformed and often poor decisions about their money. John Pelletier, executive director of Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, says the report card assesses the problem nationally, and gives grades to each state based on data gleaned from national organizations that track Americans’ financial knowledge, credit, saving and spending, retirement readiness, investing, and levels of insurance. “The goal of this report is to inform,” says Pelletier. “We need to make adult personal finance education a priority among policymakers, financial institutions, the educational establishment and others, so that we can begin to build a financially savvy citizenry.” Pelletier says the challenge is educating the millions of Americans who misuse credit, don’t save for a rainy day or for retirement, don’t pay their bills on time or have a budget, or know how to invest or plan for the future. “The first step in addressing this challenge is to gauge our financial illiteracy, and that it what this report does,” he says. “Our hope is that the facts will motivate efforts to improve personal finance education for adults in this nation. It’s important to individuals, families and our nation.” No state earned an A grade. The Center’s research team used a relative grading system, so even those states with A- or other high grades are merely the best among a group of low-performing states. “In other words,” Pelletier notes, “our report shows that our nation has dramatic room for improvement, so one should not be misled by grades.” To arrive at the relative grades, 59 data points were drawn from 18 national organizations. To view the full report, click here. To view any state fact sheet, click the state on the map.