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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.

Lynx-sponsored fellowship aimed at women, minorities

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Lynx will throw its support behind ICMCP's efforts to bring more minorities into cyber security by sponsoring fellowship.

The  whole  package: Security certifications

The whole package: Security certifications

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Security certifications can land you a better job, but companies are also looking for people who can communicate and manage projects, reports Steve Zurier.

Communicating security concepts

Communicating security concepts

An ill-informed worker is a weak link that leaves a giant gap in your defenses, says SOHO Solutions VP Scott Aurnou.

How far have we come?

How far have we come?

Identity management has evolved rapidly over the past decade, says Jim Robell, president and COO, Eid Passport.

Making the grade: CIPA compliance

Making the grade: CIPA compliance

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A Chicago-area high school found a solution to broaden its internet pipeline and maintain compliance, reports Greg Masters.

Two Illinois teenage students reportedly face felony charges for hacking

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Authorities say that the 16-year-old Bartlett High School students in Illinois hacked into their school's computer system.

DOE to support cybersecurity ed at HBCUs with $25M in grants

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The grants, provided over the next five years, will support training at historically black colleges and universities.

Researchers teach security master class at Oregon State

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McAfee Labs researchers will teach the class, covering malware, forensics, exploits and more.

UGA computer network hacked, Georgia Tech student indicted

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A Georgia Tech student has been indicted after allegedly hacking into the University of Georgia computer network.

Five great reasons to embrace mobile in the enterprise

Mobile Devices has seen unprecedented growth since their introduction and now form an integral part of our daily lives. Yet, many Enterprises have not fully embraced mobile as part of their strategy because of too many unanswered questions.

Google launches security dashboard and wizard

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The technology company launched a new dashboard to keep users aware of devices that are linked up to their accounts.

Brigham Young University-Idaho student hacks transcript, earns $7k in scholarships

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Jacob Mahonri Espinal hacked into his school's computer system to bring his grades up from academic probation status to straight As.

Intel, Discovery Education kick off digital safety program for kids

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The Intel Security Digital Safety Program supports cybersecurity education among elementary school children.

Guidance on migration to SHA-2

Google has advised that Chrome will gradually sunset SHA-1 cryptography, which is used in the signing process of SSL certificates.

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