Education

Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to 'Flashback'

Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to 'Flashback'

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Flashback caused a stir in 2012 when some 650,000 Macs were infected with the malware.

SMU program fasttracks health care security, risk pros to leadership roles

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SMU will offer the first graduate level program aimed at closing the skills and competencies gaps for senior security and risk professionals.

DefCon: Panel discusses diversty in security and just being yourself

DefCon: Panel discusses diversty in security and just being yourself

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Being yourself and being able to be yourself were topics discussed at a panel on diversity in information security at DefCon 22.

CyberMaryland conference returns, hosts job fair for military vets

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The conference will be anchored by the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Competition, a security job fair, and more.

Five schools earn NSA's excellence in cyber ops distinction

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The schools earned NSA's Centers for Academic Excellence designation for their cyber offerings.

CSA releases updated cloud security guidance

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Today, updated versions of the Cloud Controls Matrix and Consensus Assessments Initiatives Questionnaire hit the web.

About 20K impacted in South Carolina college laptop theft

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A laptop stolen from an Orangebug-Calhoun Technical College staffer contained data on about 20,000 current and former students and faculty.

Former employee posts data online, 10K impacted in Missouri school district

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Data on more than 10,000 current and former staffers and students was accessed after a former Park Hill School District employee posted the information online.

Laptop stolen from billing vendor contained unencrypted data on 3,500 students

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Students in Massachusetts and Vermont had unencrypted personal information on a password protected laptop that was stolen from the vehicle of a billing vendor.

Hackers access data on more than 160K Butler University students and staffers

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Hackers may have gained unauthorized access to Butler University's computer systems and stolen data on about 163,000 students, alumni and staffers.

New Jersey teen charged after altering students' grades and attendance records

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The 16-year-old boy faces multiple counts of second-degree computer theft for unlawfully accessing and altering data and one count of hindering apprehension.

Email sent to wrong address, data on more than 35K Calif. students at risk

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An email containing data on more than 35,000 Riverside Community College District students was sent to the wrong address.

'Passwords for Payments' initiative established to help reduce small business breaches

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The PCI Security Standards Council is seeking out 50 organizations to come forward and become Passwords for Payments ambassadors.

College of the Desert breach impacts 1,900 current and former staffers

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An employee compromised data on 1,900 current and former College of the Desert staffers after sending out an email containing their information.

Two 14-year-old students hack Bank of Montreal ATM during lunch break

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After accessing operator mode on an ATM, two ninth graders in Canada promptly notified the machine's owner, the Bank of Montreal.

Student data inadvertently posted online, accessible via Google search

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Some Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine students are being notified that their information was inadvertently made available online by Hubbard-Bert, a benefits administrator.

Data on students and staffers exposed in UNC Wilmington breach

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Employees, graduate students, adjunct professors and individuals that took foreign language placement tests are among those who may have had personal data compromised in a UNC Wilmington breach.

Data of 2,000 Johns Hopkins graduate students accessed on internet

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The data of more than 2,000 Johns Hopkins University graduate students was stored on a server that was accessible via the internet, and was accessed a few dozen times.

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.

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