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Massive IT outage exposes global dependence on few software platforms, WVU cybersecurity expert says

Christopher Ramezan, assistant professor of management information systems and cybersecurity in the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, says the recent worldwide technology outage that grounded flights and disrupted hospitals, banks, businesses and governments should serve as a warning that society cannot rely solely on Microsoft, or similar platforms, for day-to-day operations.

WVU expert addresses security challenges ahead of Paris Summer Olympics

Gary Lhotsky, a West Virginia University teaching associate professor who studies risk management at sporting events, says authorities in France are facing a major security challenge with the planned July 26 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Paris, an event that will take place on a four-mile stretch of the Seine River.

WVU Extension experts offer tips on dealing with droughts, fires

Even though West Virginia officially has two fire seasons, drought conditions can occur at any time, increasing the risk of fires, according to two West Virginia University experts. Many parts of the Mountain State have been left with little to no rain during the past few months, and that presents challenges in dealing with fires and managing trees and forests.