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Mastering Security Marketing: Insights from UAT’s Stace Dixon

I’m Stace Dixon, the Enrollment Marketing Manager at UAT and a proud graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing degree. But beyond my role in marketing, my journey into cybersecurity is a tale of immersion and dedication.

My fascination with cybersecurity began during my tenure at an IT Support MSP (managed services provider) where I spent 2 ½ years troubleshooting tech issues and witnessing firsthand the importance of protecting digital assets. This experience paved the way for my transition to UAT, where I delved deeper into the realm of cybersecurity, surrounded by an environment that fosters innovation and exploration.

During my time at UAT, I had the privilege of being part of a student team at Grab The Axe, a total security solutions provider, while pursuing my degree. Immersed in the world of cybersecurity, I researched and penned numerous articles on the subject, keeping abreast of the latest developments and trends. Even now, as a marketing professional, I continue to advocate for cybersecurity education, marketing for cyber security students at UAT.

When it comes to securing my own data and that of my employer, I leave no stone unturned. From utilizing 2FA and authenticator apps to employing complex, frequently changing passwords, I prioritize robust security measures. Identity theft protection services and dark web monitoring further fortify my defenses against cyber threats.

While I don’t follow any specific cybersecurity news outlet, I stay informed through various channels and occasionally attend seminars and events. As for books, I recommend diving into the works of experts in the field for a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and social engineering.

When it comes to handling phone scams, I rely on screening calls and avoiding unknown numbers. And as for the security of my passwords, I’m constantly vigilant, employing additional sign-in methods like biometrics to bolster protection.

In terms of personal security, I take a proactive approach, leveraging security technologies and self-defense training to safeguard myself against potential threats. While I believe UAT is generally a safe location, I recognize the importance of continuous improvement and collaboration in maintaining a secure environment for all.

And if someone dares to peek over my shoulder while I work? Well, let’s just say I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but I’ll leave that to the imagination.

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, staying informed and proactive is key. Together, let’s navigate the digital frontier with confidence and resilience.

Interview Conducted by UAT Student Alexis Sloan, Connect and Learn more LinkedIn STEM for Kiddos Instagram @stem_for_kiddos

To learn more about Stace Dixon, connect with her on LinkedIn.or Instagram.

To Learn More:

Cybersecurity in Computer Science Education: David Gregory’s Mission for a Safer Internet

Advanced Physical Security Strategies: Security Measures for Ultimate Protection

Maximizing School Campus Security: A Comprehensive Guide for Safer Educational Environments

For more information on UAT:

University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona

Cybersecurity Program

UAT’s cybersecurity degrees are recognized for their excellence, with programs including undergraduate studies in Network Security, Network Engineering, and Technology Forensics, as well as a graduate program in Cyber Security. These programs are designed to propel graduates to the forefront of the industry, equipping them with the skills needed to become ethical hackers and cybersecurity professionals. The undergraduate Network Security degree emphasizes proactive techniques to protect information systems against potential exploitation, covering areas such as penetration testing and the development of exploits for identified vulnerabilities​​​​.

Business & Innovation Programs

UAT offers advanced degrees focusing on the intersection of technology and business, aiming to foster innovation and leadership skills. These include Business Technology, Technology Innovation, Technology Leadership, and Technology Studies, each designed to prepare students for leadership roles in technology-driven environments​​.

  • Business Technology (BS)
  • Technology Innovation (MS)
  • Technology Leadership (MS)
  • Technology Studies (BS)

Creation & Simulation Programs

For those interested in the creative aspects of technology, UAT offers degrees in Digital Maker and Fabrication, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Embedded Systems, and Virtual Reality. These programs are geared towards students looking to innovate in digital creation and simulation​​.

  • Digital Maker and Fabrication (BS)
  • Human Computer Interaction (BS)
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems (BS)
  • Virtual Reality (BS)

Alexis Sloan

Hi! My name is Alexis Sloan. I’m originally from Denver, Colorado but currently out in Tempe, Arizona attending The University of Advancing Technology getting a bachelors degree in network security and network engineering and in the future pursuing a masters in technology leadership. I have a project called STEM For Kiddos running, in GeekRho (student council) here on campus, President of Gardening Club, and anything else to keep me busy. From dying my hair to studying to crocheting at the end of the day I am happy to be here and have the opportunity to interview fellow students and bring awareness to others about cybersecurity. I hope you enjoy the insights from others within the blogs.