Grad Students and Faculty on Arabic-Language News

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AlhurraSeveral Cybersecurity and Information Technology graduate students and faculty appeared in a recent news show on the Alhurra TV station. The students, all from Saudi Arabia, are studying in the US with full scholarships administered through the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission.

Alhurra is a United States-based, Arabic-language satellite TV channel that broadcasts news and current affairs programming to audiences in the Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is “to provide objective, accurate, and relevant news and information to the people of the Middle East about the region, the world, and the United States. Alhurra supports democratic values by expanding the spectrum of ideas, opinions, and perspectives available in the region’s media.”

The Hood segment appeared on the Al Youm show. Al Youm (Arabic for Today), is a live three-hour daily news magazine that originates simultaneously from five countries in three continents including Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, Jerusalem and Alhurra’s headquarters in Springfield, Va.

DC, Maryland, Virginia: Hotbeds for Cybersecurity Jobs

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Recent news stories have cited cybersecurity as one of the fastest growing job categories in the nation.  A February report by Burning Glass Technologies said that in 2013 the Washington metropolitan area had 23,000+ cybersecurity job postings, far more than any other region including the Silicon Valley.  Virginia ranked second and Maryland sixth among states.

Cybersecurity jobs are not only in demand in the federal government and contracting industry; they pay more, too. In 2013, the average IT salary was $77,642. For cybersecurity jobs, the average was $93,028.  Read more in this Washington Post story.