Cybersecurity

University of Utah College of Engineering

Computer scientists at the University of Utah are working on fighting the next generation of cyberattacks. The US Department of Defense has awarded 3 million dollars to researchers at the U and at the University of California, Irvine to develop a new tool to detect future threats to security.

The personal information of patients at a Tooele hospital has been exposed in a cyberattack. Administrators at Community Health Systems, which operates Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, say the attack took information from its computer network earlier this year.

The Tennessee company says that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But the company said the attack did bypass its security systems to take patient names, addresses, birthdates, phone and Social Security numbers.

File: University of Utah Continuing Education

Continuing Education at the University of Utah has just added a new cybersecurity certification class to its list of technology education courses. The class is called CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification.