In the News: Frazier on Cardinals hacking at NPR; Thailand art; Arcade Building milestone

| June 17, 2015

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Frazier in NPR Story on Cardinals/Astros Hacking Case

Paul Frazier, adjunct faculty member in Webster’s Cybersecurity program at Scott Air Force Base, is quoted extensively in a St. Louis Public Radio segment that also aired nationally Tuesday evening on National Public Radio. The article concerns a story that broke Tuesday about an FBI investigation into the hacking of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros computers by St. Louis Cardinals employees:

“As a Cardinals fan, I’m disappointed. As a cybersecurity practitioner, I’m not surprised to find that a password hadn’t been changed,” said Paul Frazier, a cybersecurity expert and adjunct professor at Webster University. “That’s the first thing we teach in cybersecurity is change your password, so the developers can’t find their way back in.”

It’s not that hard for the FBI to figure out that someone’s been somewhere in cyberspace they shouldn’t be, Frazier said.

“Everybody leaves a trace as to where they’re talking from,” he said. “So through the use of their machine access codes and internet protocols, [the FBI] will be able to go back and figure out right down to the machine and time of day the hack occurred, and whether or not the machine was owned by a person in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. They’ll even be able to tell who was logged in at the time.”

Read the full article at St. Louis Public Radio. Learn about Webster’s cybersecurity programs here.

Thailand’s ‘Trash to Treasure’ Green Event in Asia One, Yahoo! Finance

The recent “Trash to Treasure” art project organized in Hua Hin by Webster University Thailand received coverage in Asia One, and the release ran at Yahoo! Finance.

From the Asia One story:

It was designed to build on the success of the Bye Bye Plastic event organised by the School of Communication from Webster University’s campus in 2014.

Manop Sujaritpinij, a media communications professor at Webster University Cha-Am, said the most impressive thing about this event had been the enthusiasm and hard work of the schools and the students … and the guiding principles of the event.

“They have really understood that environmental awareness is something important for our future that can also be fun,” he said.

Arcade Building at Gateway Campus Hits Milestone

The renovation of the Arcade Building, where Webster University’s Gateway Campus will be the anchor tenant in the final piece of the Old Post Office Square redevelopment in downtown St. Louis, achieved another milestone: The first apartment has been completed.

Webster classrooms, offices and an auditorium will occupy the first two floors of the project, considered the largest apartment renovation in St. Louis in decades. Designed to meet the needs of artists and those with an appreciation for the arts, residents will have access to more than 13,000 square-feet of shared artist studio spaces. Dominium Development says the apartments are on schedule to open in December 2015.

See video of the space at Fox2 in St. Louis, one of the local news outlets covering the story as this historic project advances.

Learn more about the apartment side of the project at www.arcade-apartments.com.

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