Mendoza School of Business


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    Zoom should be criticized for poor communication rather than privacy, security, expert says

    “The challenge Zoom faces is that they were a specialized niche company that was suddenly thrust into the role of a critical infrastructure provider overnight and they simply weren’t ready for the intense level of scrutiny that they’ve received as a result,” said Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations.

    Shannon Roddel

  • ND business experts on: Coronavirus

    Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, James O'Rourke, professor of management, and Kaitlin Wowak, assistant professor of information technology, analytics, and operations, provide insight into aspects of how the COVID-19 epidemic has unfolded, as health officials brace for the virus to spread within the United States.

    Shannon Roddel

  • Analytics for all at Notre Dame

    Mendoza's focus on enhancing its analytics programs and coursework throughout its programs was featured in an INFORMS magazine and newsletter.


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    Notre Dame Stories: Of Analytics and Art

    Notre Dame Stories interviewed grad student Peter Zanca for their podcast. Zanca, who is pursuing a dual MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics degree, is helping the NBA understand a new rule change with analytics and recently won the NBA Hackathon competition.

    Andy Fuller

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    Expert says ‘Twitter spies’ committed espionage but broke no federal privacy laws, because there are none

    Two Twitter employees used their access at the social media giant to gather sensitive and nonpublic information on dissidents of the Saudi regime. According to IT, Analytics & Operations professor and director of the MSBA program Mike Chapple, the global nature of social media makes user data an attractive target for foreign intelligence agencies.

    Shannon Roddel

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    Everyone’s Social Security Number Has Been Compromised. Here’s How To Protect Yourself.

    Following breaches at Capital One, Equifax and a slew of other financial and healthcare organizations, there’s little doubt that your social security number has been compromised, say cybersecurity experts. “It's totally reasonable to assume that your social security number has been compromised at least once, if not many times,” says Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations.


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    Facebook-FTC deal means a $5B fine for social network, but not much on face for users

    Mike Chapple, professor of information technology analytics and operations, was interviewed about Facebook's $5B fine for breaching user's private data. As part of the agreement with the FTC, Facebook must make dramatic structural changes to protect user data, but according to Chapple, most of the changes will not be apparent to users. Chapple said, "The end result is that consumers are going to be hearing more about privacy from Facebook and be given more direct control over how their information is shared."

    USA Today

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    Resoundingly Human – Ethics in analytics and data science

    Associate teaching professor of Information, Technology, Analytics and Operations Scott Nestler was interviewed for an episode of the INFORMS podcast "Resoundingly Human," where he speaks to ethics in analytics and data science.

    INFORMS podcast

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    Facebook’s Libra might be the best bet for cryptocurrency

    Finance Professor Bill McDonald analyzed Facebook's whitepaper on Libra, a new, simple global currency and financial infrastructure that is intended to empower billions of people. McDonald, the Thomas A. and James J. Bruder Chair in Administrative Leadership at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, previously worked as a vice president at the Schwab Center for Investment Research in San Francisco during the Internet boom/bust, and he has consulted for major investment banks, brokerages and stock exchanges, and served as an expert witness.

    Carol Elliott

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    Is Facebook’s new Libra currency a play to become the world’s banker?

    Cybersecurity and privacy expert Mike Chapple, an associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said Libra’s design may preserve the privacy of transactions, preventing outsiders from peering in, but Facebook’s role gives the company the ability “to penetrate that veil of privacy.”

    Washington Post

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