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Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

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In an oft-repeated tale, a senior at Panther Creek High School was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for hacking into a school computer and changing grades.

Student SSNs exposed in University of Central Florida breach

Student SSNs exposed in University of Central Florida breach

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The University of Central Florida today publicly acknowledged a data breach in which the Social Security (SSN) numbers of 63,000 current and former students were illegally accessed.

Cybersecurity laws needed, FTC exercises authority, AALS panel notes

Cybersecurity laws needed, FTC exercises authority, AALS panel notes

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A panel of experts at the Association of American Law School conference, that included the FTC's Lesley Fair, discussed how the law can and should respond to data breaches.

U.K. school tries to improve cyber hygiene after memory stick lost

U.K. school tries to improve cyber hygiene after memory stick lost

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The third-oldest school in the U.K. is working to improve cyber hygiene after an employee lost a memory stick that belonged to the school while on public transport.

FDIC offers additional cybersecurity resources

FDIC offers additional cybersecurity resources

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New online educational tools to assist bank executives in defending against cybercrime have been added to the website of the FDIC.

Trust, privacy and security issues to grow with IoT, new report

Trust, privacy and security issues to grow with IoT, new report

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The Georgia Institute of Technology found that devices and sensors are increasingly finding their way into industry and consumers' lives.

U.K. business school study finds students 'safer users' on social media

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For all the knocks millennials take for being less cyber aware, some, at least those currently in college, are "safer users" of the internet than their slightly older counterparts, recent college grads, a study by the U.K.'s Kingston Business School revealed.

Thwart email phishing

Thwart email phishing

While there is a regular discussion of how to prevent successful phishing attempts, one of the most successful approaches is ongoing employee training, says Colin McKinty, VP Cyber Security Strategy at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

13 year olds "more tech-savvy" than their parents, says new report

13 year olds "more tech-savvy" than their parents, says new report

A new report from Kaspersky labs says that teens are more handy with technology but not prepared to defend themselves from online threats

UK team uses Minecraft to find future cyber security talent

UK team uses Minecraft to find future cyber security talent

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Private and public firms in the UK have teamed up to create a 3D video game featuring the Minecraft world to monitor and recruit cyber security talent.

Commack High School student management system hacked

Commack High School student management system hacked

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The Commack School District in New York reported Thursday that its high school student management system was accessed by an unauthorized individual, but the district has not yet said described the extent of the damage.

NYC mayor's program to offer public school kids computer science education

NYC mayor's program to offer public school kids computer science education

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New York's "Computer Science for All" program aims to make sure that public school children in the city will be well-prepared for computer science jobs.

FAU student banned after posting shooting alert on Yik Yak

FAU student banned after posting shooting alert on Yik Yak

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A former FAU student was banned from campus last week after posting an alert on Yik Yak about a shooting threat.

DHS awards Univ. of Houston $2.6M contract for DDoS research

DHS awards Univ. of Houston $2.6M contract for DDoS research

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The University of Houston was awarded a $2.6 million contract from the DHS to develop technologies to defend emergency response systems from DDoS attacks.

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

Rutgers to spend several million dollars to strengthen cybersecurity

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Rutgers hired three cybersecurity firms and plans to spend millions to protect its computer networks

Pace University awarded $2.5M from NSF to train cybersecurity students

Pace University awarded $2.5M from NSF to train cybersecurity students

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Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Facebook rescinds Harvard student's internship for creating map app

Facebook rescinds Harvard student's internship for creating map app

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Facebook withdrew an internship offer from a Harvard student after her created an app to exploit a flaw in Facebook Messenger.

Every Child Achieves Act requires DOE to submit cybereducation report

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An amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act takes on cybersecurity education in an effort to address worker shortage.

Canadian court allows expansion of student loan breach lawsuit

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A Canadian federal court will allow students more options to pursue damages in a class action lawsuit against the government.

Researchers say education sector end users more prone to risky behavior

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End users in the education sector are twice as likely to be impacted by spyware and adware, and are equally as likely to visit malicious websites

EFF to host DefCon 23 badge hacking contest

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced its first DEF CON 23 Badge Hack Contest.

Georgia Dept. of Education names CPO

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The Georgia Department of Education has named its Technology Management Director Levette Williams as chief privacy officer.

Purdue to open STEM-focused high school aimed at inner city youth

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Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, set to open in Indianapolis, will focus curriculum on STEM and help inner city students prepare for college.

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

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In the survey, 27 percent of kids aged 8 to 16 said they would meet, or have met, someone in person they first interacted with online.

Sen. Vitter introduces Student Privacy Protection Act

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Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act introduced in House

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act introduced in House

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The bill was introduced Wednesday with some revisions that would improve transparency regarding how student information is shared, used or sold.

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

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Technology can't replace the value of online safety education, the key to keeping kids out of predators' paths, panelists shared.

Case study: Fit for a queen

Case study: Fit for a queen

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Queens College found a solution to monitor activity and manage devices on its network, reports Greg Masters.

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

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On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House.

Rogers victimized by ransomware

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A misstep by an IT employee of Canadian communications conglomerate Rogers Communications allowed the contractual information of 50-70 of the company's business customers to be exposed via Twitter.

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