2022 Newsletter Editions

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The ACDS Index: November 2022

TALKING TURKEY Data normal enough to be thankful for IS IT US, or is it really beginning to feel like holiday seasons of old? Maybe it’s just the absence of focus on masks and social distancing, important though they remain; maybe it’s having weathered midterm elections without—so far—the expected national conflagration. Could it be that

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Q & A with Eric Wall: November 2022

Eric Wall, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Arkansas System WAY BACK IN March of 2019, we at ACDS published our very first newsletter. The interviewee for Volume 1, Number 1 was Eric Wall, then sitting in a windowless basement office at UAMS watching over their internal tech security. In that interview, he talked about

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ACDS Expands Programs to Solve Tech Gap in Northwest Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) is expanding its proven model utilizing Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Work-Based Learning Internships, and Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP) to address IT-related workforce gaps throughout Northwest Arkansas. “The ACDS team will broaden our efforts in Northwest Arkansas to develop new IT talent to meet the needs of

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ACDS Encore

CYBERSECURITY, THEY SAID Our present and future in a single word IT’S CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS Month again, but we at ACDS don’t just wait until October to publicize the importance of cybersecurity. Since the very beginning of our newsletter—and of the launch, in 2021, of ITArkansas Magazine—we’ve probed and interviewed and published smart people’s smart takes

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Top Cybersecurity Certifications list.

The ACDS Advisor

Top Cybersecurity Certification Resources: Best InfoSec and Cybersecurity Certifications of 2023 10 Best Cybersecurity Certifications To Boost Your Career A guide for understanding cybersecurity certifications

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