Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

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Check Point Researchers Identify Increases in DDoS Attacks, Other Threats Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July.

The Net Promoter® Education Difference

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The Education Difference Education. Company Culture Corporate Certification education NPS TrainingThis is not normally a touchpoint along the customer journey that most people think of when describing the main interaction points with a company.


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Improving Healthcare Security Education

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Wombat's Gretel Egan on How to Take a Fresh Approach to the Awareness Challenge As attackers increasingly take advantage of users' risky behavior, enterprise security leaders are taking steps to improve end-user security education. Gretel Egan of Wombat Security outlines how to focus on education strategies that are truly effective

Black Hat Europe: Hackers Need to Educate Policymakers

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Also, UK Cyber Official Urges Businesses to Build a Safety-Focused 'Reporting Culture' Government leaders are increasingly calling on cybersecurity researchers to better inform policymakers and are urging businesses to pay more attention to their in-house security teams, according to presenters at this week's Black Hat Europe virtual conference.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Cybersecurity Education for the Remote Workforce

Data Breach Today

The Need for 'Short, Sharp Bursts' of Compelling Messages In the current work-at-home environment, keeping the workforce educated about critical cybersecurity practices requires "short, sharp bursts of education" that offer compelling messages, says Vicki Gavin, a former CISO who now serves as a cyber education consultant

DDoS Attacks on Education Escalate in 2020

Dark Reading

The number of DDoS attacks affecting educational resources was far higher between February and June 2020 compared with 2019

K12 education giant paid the ransom to the Ryuk gang

Security Affairs

Online education giant K12 Inc. The education company Online education giant K12 Inc. is a for-profit education company that sells online schooling and curricula. The post K12 education giant paid the ransom to the Ryuk gang appeared first on Security Affairs.

Department for Education’s handling of pupil data ruled illegal

The Guardian Data Protection

Related: Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children's data Continue reading. Department for Education Children Schools GDPR Data protection Privacy Information commissioner UK news Education Technology

Experts warn of surge in DDoS attacks targeting education institutions

Security Affairs

Experts warn of a surge in the DDoS attacks against education institutions and the academic industry across the world. The DDoS attacks are causing severe issues to the targeted education institutions such as temporarily takedown of the network and online classes.

The Future of Cybersecurity Education - Part 2

Data Breach Today

In part two of a two-part panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity education, Lisa Ho of the University of California-Berkeley and Amit Elazari Bar On of Intel Corp. Intel's Amit Elazari Bar On and UC-Berkeley's Lisa Ho on Schools and Digital Transformation What are America's universities doing to help fill the cybersecurity skills gap felt by enterprises worldwide?


IG Guru

Robert McLauchlinMar 31, 2020 Palmyra, NJ (March 31, 2020) – The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of funding opportunities for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in accredited information management studies programs. The post AIEF Press Release: 2020 FOUNDATION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS appeared first on IG GURU.

NCSC warns of a surge in ransomware attacks on education institutions

Security Affairs

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware attacks targeting education institutions. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware attacks against education institutions. The U.K.

Educating Educators: Microsoft's Tips for Security Awareness Training

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Microsoft's director of security education and awareness shares his approach to helping train employees in defensive practices

Cybercriminals Aim BEC Attacks at Education Industry

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Heightened vulnerability comes at a time when the sector has been focusing on setting up a remote workforce and online learning amid the pandemic

Mainframes, Freight Trains and Education Pains

Rocket Software

Programmers should influence our educational institutions. You’re tapping into the vein of what those forward-thinking educators want. The post Mainframes, Freight Trains and Education Pains appeared first on The Rocket Software Blog. Mainframe Modernization COBOL COBOL education COBOL programmers cobol programming community COVID-19 dba IBM IBM i IBM Z mainframe mainframe computer modernization programming Programming languages z/osBy David Robertson , guest blogger.

2020 VITAL RECORDS CONTROL (VRC) SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT via the ARMA International Educational Foundation

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Robert McLauchlinDec 10, 2020 Palmyra, NJ (December 10, 2020) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation, AIEF) is pleased to announce Vital Records Control’s sponsorship of $3,500.

The future of RIM education

The Schedule

We had a great conversation with folks last week about what has worked for them and what they need in the field of records and information management education. As is the case with most things in the RIM field, it depends — more specifically, what people need in a training/education sense depends on where they are professionally and what resources they have to devote to their own professional development.

RIM education chat this Friday

The Schedule

The RMS steering committee spent a good portion of last year investigating various RIM educational opportunities. If we were to design a track program through SAA Education , here are some already existing courses that could be included: • Records Management Introduction • Basics of Managing Digital Records • Change Management: How Do You Tackle It? You can view our findings here.

Data breaches grow across UK education sector

IT Governance

A recent freedom of information request by chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young reveals a worrying rise in reported data breaches across the UK education sector. The GDPR requires organisations to take reasonable steps to protect their data, but with competing priorities and limited budgets, this can be challenging for the education sector – which makes for a particularly attractive target, as institutions typically also hold large amounts of sensitive data.

Higher Education CISOs Share COVID-19 Response Stories

Dark Reading

Security leaders from Stanford, Ohio State, and the University of Chicago share challenges and response tactics from the COVID-19 pandemic

Threat actors target K-12 distance learning education, CISA and FBI warn

Security Affairs

The US Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency and the FBI warned about the increase in ransomware attacks targeting the US K-12 educational sector. The post Threat actors target K-12 distance learning education, CISA and FBI warn appeared first on Security Affairs.

Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through its Education Platform

Security Affairs

New Mexico sues Google for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from children. Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from students with an age of less than 13 years. The company offers free Chromebooks to schools and access to the G-Suite for Education service as part of the Google for Education platform.

Why consumer education is needed in the digital insurance age


The post Why consumer education is needed in the digital insurance age appeared first on DXC Blogs. An explosion of technology innovation over the last several years has created digital-savvy consumers and digital-empowered employees.

Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better

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Here are 15 books recommended by professionals to continue a professional's education Constant learning is a requirement for cybersecurity professionals.

Finding Ways to Entertain and Educate Your Kids


If you’re like me, you have kids that have been sent home and you are now charged with ensuring they get educated. The post Finding Ways to Entertain and Educate Your Kids appeared first on PerezBox. Business Education and LearningYou are also, probably, petrified at the idea. Read More.

NDSU Offers Nation's First Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Education

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The new program focuses on training university-level educators in cybersecurity

Education Gets an 'F' for Cybersecurity

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The education sector falls last on a list analyzing the security posture of 17 US industries, SecurityScorecard reports

How education technology drives equal learning in special education curriculum


In part two of our three-part blog series, we examine iPad’s role in special education curriculum Sewanhaka Central High School District is doing incredible things with their iPad program.

What’s new in Jamf Pro for education


The latest Jamf Pro release includes many enhancements for educators and school administrators including seamless processes for organizations using multiple Jamf solutions and streamlined Apple IT workflows for any education environment

Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard

Dark Reading

Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes

Government surveying further education providers before Brexit

IT Governance

The latest guidance from the government will assess the way further education providers are preparing for the UK’s departure from the EU, and it’s currently running a survey to get input from those looking for advice. The education sector has struggled with the GDPR since it came into effect in May 2018, partly because many schools and colleges lack the resources to deal with information security and partly because they handle so much personal data.

FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks

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The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

How Assistive Technologies Make Education Accessible to Everyone


The post How Assistive Technologies Make Education Accessible to Everyone first appeared on Cllax - Top of IT. Many Apple users have no idea, but their PCs and laptops have a voice. When in the course of cancer treatment therapy a famous movie critic Roger Ebert lost his.

Newcastle University becomes latest ransomware victim as education sector fails to heed warnings

IT Governance

This incident is the latest in a long line of cyber attacks on the education sector. It followed August’s ransomware attack on the education administrator Blackbaud , in which students’ phone numbers, donation history and events attendance were all compromised.

Why has there been increase in cyber risks for the education sector?

IT Governance

The coronavirus pandemic has arguably affected the education sector more than any other, with schools, colleges and universities around the globe having been forced to close their doors and deliver classes remotely. The post Why has there been increase in cyber risks for the education sector?

3 Educational Resources For Financial Institution Fraud Managers


Fraud managers are busy. We know it's hard to find a one-stop resource shop for determining how to choose the right fraud tools that align with your fraud strategies and organization goals. The Rippleshot team is here to be your guide to approach this complex space.

Document Management for Educational Institutions

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Any educational institution that receives a certain type of funding from the U.S. Dept of Education is required by federal law to protect the privacy of student education records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the federal law that protects the privacy of all student records and gives certain rights to parents regarding their children’s educational records.

Allyship: Jamf will educate, act, support, improve and listen


We, as one Jamf, pledge to be leaders and allies of change by taking intentional action. Read for full details

Education Abroad in a Post-COVID-19: Challenges and Emerging Trends


Back in December 2019, the semesters of various educational institutes suddenly came to a halt as the Covid-19 enveloped the world like wildfire. The post Education Abroad in a Post-COVID-19: Challenges and Emerging Trends first appeared on Cllax - Top of IT.