Education

Competition challenges students to think like IT professionals

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An upcoming college competition will test students' abilities to defend a simulated small company's servers against possible security threats and attacks while keeping the servers running.

Battelle announces this year's CyberAuto Challenge

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The July event allows students to work alongside professionals to learn about car IT security and then participate in challenges to apply their knowledge practically.

Malware on Wisconsin university server storing info on 15K students

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Roughly 15,000 University of Wisconsin-Parkside students are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised by hackers who installed malware on a server.

New group provides threat intelligence to domain registrars, other firms

New group provides threat intelligence to domain registrars, other firms

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Name.com, Facebook and Verizon are among the companies backing the newly-formed Secure Domain Foundation (SDF).

Auburn University server hacked, data on nearly 14,000 at risk

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Over a four-week span, an unidentified hacker could have accessed a compromised Auburn University College of Business server that contained personal information on close to 14,000 current and former students, faculty and staff.

SC Magazine partner, Norwich University, named a top security school

SC Magazine partner, Norwich University, named a top security school

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Vermont-based Norwich University, a longtime SC Magazine collaborator, ranked second in the 2014 Best Schools for Cybersecurity study by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP Enterprise Security.

Web crawlers tap data, put about 146K Indiana Univ. students at risk

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Nearly 146,000 former and current students of Indiana University may have had personal information exposed after three web indexing bots known as web crawlers accessed the data from an unsecured site.

RSA 2014: Experts discuss the state of security education

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Hord Tipton, Ernest McDuffie and Michael Murray sit down to discuss the state of security education for young people and adults.

Social Security numbers of 14K Texas students on stolen devices

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Roughly 14,000 current and former Midland Independent School District students may have had personal information compromised after a laptop and unsecured external hard drive were stolen from a district administrator's vehicle.

Calif. high schoolers expelled after using keylogger, doctoring grades

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Eleven students, who attended a California high school, were expelled on Wednesday as a result of the incident.

Virginia county school data accidentally posted online

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An undisclosed number of Loudoun County Public Schools students and staffers in Virginia may have had personal information compromised after their data was accidentally posted publicly online.

Info on thousands of Chicago students posted to city website

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Roughly 2,000 Chicago Public Schools students who participated in a free vision examination program may have had personal information compromised.

Arizona data breach impacts millions, costs millions more

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A Maricopa County Community College District data breach that affected millions of individuals has ended up costing the education system millions of dollars more.

Teenager pleads not guilty to posting personal student data online

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Matthew Calicchio pleaded not guilty on Saturday to illegally accessing Sachem School District computer networks and posting information about students on an online forum.

Data breach of Long Island school district affects thousands of students

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Roughly 15,000 students in Sachem School District in Long Island may have had personal data compromised when information was posted to a local online forum.

Simulated attacks give London banks a trial run in readiness

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The planned event, called "Waking Shark II," marks the second year the city of London had participated in the security preparedness exercises.

(ISC)² intros program to certify security, privacy pros in health care

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The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) certification program was introduced on Monday.

College networks hit with highest incidence of malware infections, firm finds

College networks hit with highest incidence of malware infections, firm finds

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College and university networks were 300 percent more likely to contain malware than government organizations and enterprises, a cloud security firm found after analyzing its network of millions.

Study: Millennials not encouraged to fill security workforce demand

Study: Millennials not encouraged to fill security workforce demand

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A new survey on millennials' attitudes showed that, among those interested in careers in IT security, far more were young men than young women.

Case study: Class cloud - Rochester School Department and Dell

Case study: Class cloud - Rochester School Department and Dell

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A school district in New Hampshire needed to enable its students and faculty to use mobile devices wirelessly, while retaining security and performance control over its network.

LA students bypass security measures on iPads, home use suspended

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Nearly 300 students at a Los Angeles high school found a way to "hack" iPads issued by their school district, allowing them to bypass the security lock on the devices.

University employee fired for inadvertently emailing student data

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An Atlius University employee was fired after an email containing personal data on nearly 200 enrollees was inadvertently sent to a student.

Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find

Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find

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The Pushdo malware detects when users are running a malware monitoring tool called FakeNet, and goes on to spam the site, researchers found.

University attaches spreadsheet containing personal data to emails

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Thousands of students are at risk after a spreadsheet containing their personal information was inadvertently attached to a campus-wide email sent out by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Officials investigate scope of Emory University breach

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Health information and Social Security numbers are among data that may have been compromised for faculty, staff and students in an Emory University data breach.

Several thousand students and staffers affected in Ferris State breach

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Tens of thousands of staffers and students may have had personal information compromised after an unauthorized person dodged network security and gained access to a Ferris State University database.

Lost flash drive compromises data for thousands of students

Lost flash drive compromises data for thousands of students

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Boston Public School students had data compromised when an ID card vendor lost a flash drive containing the student information.

Student attempting to rig election wins one year in jail

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The 22-year-old had pleaded guilty to using keyloggers to steal student passwords and vote on their behalf.

Third-party software hole exposes personal info University of Delaware workers

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More than 72,000 employees of the University of Delaware had personal information compromised in an attack that was attributable to a vulnerability in software from a third-party.

Laptop theft leads to compromised student health records

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Health records for 2,000 Fairfax County public school students could be exposed after a laptop was stolen from a school nurse's vehicle.

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