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.

Department for Education’s handling of pupil data ruled illegal

The Guardian Data Protection

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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.

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.

Mainframes, Freight Trains and Education Pains

Rocket Software

It evoked eye-rolls and headshakes from every 19-year-old. Though I didn’t really get what the full impact was at the time, I’ve figured it out as I’ve worked in the IT industry, first as a programmer, then as a Systems Programmer and a DBA for z/OS. You see, it’s quite passé these days not to slash a budget by dropping that big ole’, antiquated “mainframe” or “IBM i” item. “It’s It’s so expensive.”. The development staff is secluded to just its languages.

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.

3 Educational Resources For Financial Institution Fraud Managers


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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.

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

IT Governance

Newcastle University is being held to ransom after its systems were infected with malware earlier this month. The university has apologised for the “ongoing” disruption and added that it would take “a number of weeks” to get its systems back online.

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?

Hacker education site – iR0nin – makes it easy for those interested in cyber security to get started

IG Guru

iR0nin is not a movement, an organization, a group, a collective, etc… It is the concept that if ONE person can make a difference […]. The post Hacker education site – iR0nin – makes it easy for those interested in cyber security to get started appeared first on IG GURU. Education IG News Information Governance information security Security Cyber Security Hack 4 Kidz Hacking iR0nin White Hat Hacking

Document Management for Educational Institutions

Armstrong Archives

Colleges and universities throughout the United States handle a huge amount of data, much of it on paper, in the form of applications, enrollment records, student transcripts, human resource forms, financial documents and much more. 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.

Sign up for the new education sector email updates

IT Governance

To support the wider education sector with data protection and cyber security, we are launching a sector specific email newsletter and blog series. To sign-up, send us ideas of what you would like us to cover or questions for us to answer, please leave complete this form and choose education as your sector. For additional updates, you can follow me on Twitter at @ClaireAshton as well as the general IT Governance account at @ITGovernance.

Teams for Education Updates – May 2018

Perficient Data & Analytics

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week , Microsoft is thanking our teaching community with some new features within Microsoft Teams for Education. Microsoft has been visiting classrooms around the world to see how teachers and students are using Teams for education. Although Teams is still in its infancy, Microsoft has made leaps and bounds with the application by catering to businesses and schools. For the full blog post from Microsoft, check it out here.

Government and education sectors will be especially transformed by AI

Information Management Resources

A majority of federal, state and local government and higher education IT managers say artificial intelligence will be a game changer in the way their industry thinks about and processes data. Artificial intelligence Machine learning Digital transformation

Fixing Data Breaches Part 1: Education

Troy Hunt

My full written testimony is in that link and it talks about many of the issue we face today and the impact data breaches have on identity verification. Let's get started with one I raised multiple times whilst sitting in front of Congress - education. Nowhere is it truer than with data breaches and it's the most logical place to start this series. It shouldn't be this way and indeed that's where many of our problems stem from. The difference is education.

ICRM Announces its Newest Specialty Designation: CRM/CIGO

IG Guru

On October 1, 2020 the Institute for Certified Records Managers announced its newest Post Certification Specialty Designation, the CRM/CIGO. The post ICRM Announces its Newest Specialty Designation: CRM/CIGO appeared first on IG GURU.

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Infosec Education: What are the “right” credentials?


Well, the infosec community has done it again. It just isn’t, and the reason is simple: You must know what you’re securing. The whole damn industry is partially at fault for this – we should really sign up bright young Bachelor degree folks and immediately run them through some on-the-job training in operational areas, if we care enough and can afford it. And it’s been debated a LOT. The caveat: Higher education has a ton of value.

Protecting Sensitive Company Data: How to Educate Employees


The threat of a hack is greater than it ever has been before with technology now reaching all parts of the world and granting access to the internet uniformly. In this article, we will examine how to educate your employees so that a lethal hack does not disrupt your business. It’s All About Passwords. That is why it is incredibly important to have a strong password policy that cannot be easily guessed or brute forced. It’s A Team Effort.

How to Educate Your Customers When A Data Breach Occurs


That's why we're also here: To help you educate your customers and members when the next big data breach happens — and what to do about it. Data breaches are happening more frequently and when they are occurring the number of impacted consumers is growing. Not to mention, the scope is widening as droves of sensitive data is filling the dark web for fraudsters to monetize for their next big fraud scheme. This story is all too familiar for banks and credit unions leaders today.

Combat the increasing ransomware threat by educating employees

IT Governance

A recent Sophos survey of 2,700 IT managers in organisations with 100-5,000 employees around the world, revealed that many businesses are not prepared for ransomware attacks. Organisations of all sizes need to be better prepared for ransomware attacks, and with attacks developing in complexity and severity, it is important to address threats. Although this creates an opportunity for cybercriminals, it can be addressed through education.”.

DocuWare Team Building Event Benefits STEM Education


It’s also a time for the staff to enjoy each other’s company, network and exchange ideas informally. This year’s event was held on Tuesday, July 16 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, New York with its sweeping views of the Hudson River. DocuWare’s quarterly meetings offer the management team a chance to share information about product direction and business goals.

Educating today’s information professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges

IG Guru

Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Celebrates its 10th Anniversary By Dr. Patricia C. The post Educating today’s information professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges appeared first on IG GURU. Franks The Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree was launched in August 2008 in what is now the School of Information at San José State University. The journey of this degree mirrors the transformation of record and information […].

How to get more out of your education technology


To help district leaders, IT, instructional technologists and teachers get the most out of their education technology initiatives, we put together several resources explaining best practices for deploying, securing and managing iPad

When STEM education is inclusive, everyone benefits


When STEM education is inclusive, everyone benefits. It emphasizes the user’s experience over the technology itself. But as we consider users’ experiences it’s important to remember which users we mean. This STEM camp is also special because it helps to show that business partnerships can sometimes transcend business. Partnering to empower through STEM education. adrian.alleyne…. Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:33.

Beyond FERPA: The California Consumer Privacy Act’s New Rules for Privacy in the Education Sector

HL Chronicle of Data Protection

The CCPA will become effective January of 2020 and may impact companies in the education sector, including the larger education technology companies. While the CCPA does not apply to nonprofit educational institutions, it may apply to certain for-profit educational institutions, third-party service providers, and others in the education space. a for-profit university would place a “do not sell my personal information” link on its homepage).

The Sheriffs are in Town: Recent Developments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Enforcement and Investor Education

Data Matters

On August 28, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released an update on the progress of its ongoing Operation Cryptosweep. According to the SEC’s order, Tomahawk Exploration LLC (Tomahawk or Company) and its founder attempted to raise money for its oil and gas exploration business through the offer and sale of blockchain tokens called “Tomahawkcoins” from July through September 2017.

Using MFA with Zowe: How it Works

Rocket Software

A frequent Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe question is “Can it use MFA?” and more specifically “Can it work with MY MFA setup?”. It’s no surprise; every year another website I use makes the switch to a multi-factor-based login. By now it seems like more well-known companies use it than not. Having two passwords can be considered MFA, but it isn’t very secure compared to one password and one fingerprint, since unlike a password you cannot guess a fingerprint.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tech: Free Resources for IT Pros via CompTIA

IG Guru

Kind of CompTIA to offer free resources for IT Pro’s or those who want to learn more about Network Troubleshooting, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity. The post Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tech: Free Resources for IT Pros via CompTIA appeared first on IG GURU. Cloud Education IG News Information Governance information security CompTIA Cybersecurity Networking

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Enterprise IT and #StoptheSpread Intersect

Micro Focus

We have all been impacted in very meaningful ways, and it has required all of us to rethink how we operate on a daily basis from work to education to entertainment. The effects of COVID-19 are real and significant on a global scale. The first thought on the forefront of our consciousness at Micro Focus. View Article. Company Culture Corporate News Corporate Give Back COVID-19 CSR

Here’s an ACEDS Houston CLE Event You Can Attend No Matter Where You Are: eDiscovery Education

eDiscovery Daily

Let’s face it: While the left side of the EDRM (Identify, Preserve, and Collect) may be the least expensive part of the eDiscovery process, it can hold the biggest value because improper collections can result in having to repeat the entire process increasing the client’s total cost; sanctions can occur if the data is no longer available; and unnecessary legal battles may ensue to defend the decisions that were made at the beginning of the case.

The DoD Isn't Fixing Its Security Problems

Schneier on Security

It has produced several reports outlining what's wrong and what needs to be fixed. It's not fixing them : GAO looked at three DoD-designed initiatives to see whether the Pentagon is following through on its own goals. In a majority of cases, DoD has not completed the cybersecurity training and awareness tasks it set out to. GAO repeatedly identified lack of status updates and accountability as core issues within DoD's cybersecurity awareness and education efforts.

?Could do better? ? School Librarians deliver their report card to Education Minister Nick Gibb


School Librarians deliver their report card to Education Minister Nick Gibb. School Librarians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have called on Education Minister, Nick Gibb, to address the findings of new research into School Library provision, which highlights inequality of access to school libraries and insecure employment for school librarians. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. Could do better ?

Best IT Certifications (by category) in 2019 via Business News Daily

IG Guru

By Ed Tittel, Contributing Writer April 29, 2019 07:27 am EST Getting certified is a surefire way to advance your career in the IT industry. Whether you work for an enterprise, a small business, the government, a healthcare organization or any other place that employs IT professionals, your best bet for career advancement is to validate […]. The post Best IT Certifications (by category) in 2019 via Business News Daily appeared first on IG GURU.

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Once Again, Florida is the Place to Be for eDiscovery Education in March: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

I alluded to it last week, now I’ll discuss it in more depth. Next month, the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference will be held on Thursday, March 29 – believe it or not, this is the sixth annual conference. It’s an especially useful technique when searching for names , among other things. They’ve got it. We’ve already had two planning calls about the session and it should be terrific! Continuing Legal Education (CLE) general credits, 2.0

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Issues Report on Children’s Educational Apps

Hunton Privacy

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) issued its 2017 Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep results (the “Report”), which focused on certain privacy practices of online educational tools and services targeted at classrooms. The OPC examined the privacy practices of two dozen educational websites and apps used by K-12 students.

Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services Release First Update to Joint Guidance on FERPA and HIPAA Since 2008

Hunton Privacy

Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released joint guidance on the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule to student records. This is the first update to the agencies’ guidance since it was issued in 2008. The U.S.

Top 15 Cyber Security Certifications for 2020 via Cybrary

IG Guru

Education information security Security CEH CISA CISM CISSP Cybrary OSCP Security+ Top IT CertificationsCheck out the article here. The post Top 15 Cyber Security Certifications for 2020 via Cybrary appeared first on IG GURU.

GUEST ESSAY: Why there’s no such thing as anonymity it this digital age

The Last Watchdog

He laughed and responded, “There’s no such thing as anonymous data; it all depends on how determined the other party is.”. App developers, credit card, telecommunication companies, and others use the term “anonymous data” because it sells. Perhaps this is due to government officials trying to smokescreen by saying “It’s just plain old metadata, don’t worry about it”; or vague laws which don’t clarify when we become subject to metadata surveillance.

Hackers Release Student Data Following Ransomware Attack

Adam Levin

The school district was originally infected with a still unidentified strain of malware on August 27, It declined to pay the ransom demanded in return for access to the encrypted files. Data Security Cybersecurity featured ransomware nevada coronavirus covid-19 school education