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Phishing Madness? Ohio State University phishes students to teach security

Although it couldn't manage to outscore Gonzaga in the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Ohio State looked to gain brownie points teaching cybersecurity.

Breaches expose 50,000 student and teacher records at Leon County Schools; more districts likely affected

The records of roughly 50,000 students, parents, teachers and staff members from the Leon County Schools District in Tallahassee, Fla. were compromised in two related breach incidents involving a third-party education services provider.

Separate ransomware attacks strike New Mexico city, Indiana health care provider

A New Mexican city of roughly 45,000 people and an Indianan hospital operator have fallen victim to separate ransomware attacks this month. In other localized news, a data breach at a third-party educational testing service exposed information belonging to 52 students in New York State.

North Korean Monero miner: educational tool or weapon prototype?

A North Korean cryptominer is raising questions as to whether it is a tool or a prototype to carry out silent attacks on unsuspecting CPUs.

The best in education

Many cybersecurity curricula fall short of what budding cybersecurity professionals - and the industry - need. These programs stand out because, in short, they "get it" so they "give it."

The economics of cybersecurity

2017 saw the rise of economic initiatives intending to boost and benefit from cybersecurity.

Stanford University school's chief digital officer leaves role after data breach

Following a pair of data breaches that potentially exposed highly sensitive student and employee information, the chief digital officer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has reportedly stepped down.

Hundreds of school websites redirected pro-ISIS web page

Pro-ISIS hackers illegally accessed a web hosting provider and defaced the websites of roughly 800 U.S. schools on Monday, according to various news reports.

Company offers cybersecurity scholarships for returning vets

Engility Holdings and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education are offering a scholarship program to help returning veterans gain cybersecurity certifications to reenter the workforce.

KU student expelled after using Keystroke logger to change grades

A University of Kansas student was expelled from the school after allegedly changing his grades from an F to and A using information he obtained via a keystroke logger.

Cornell Tech campus opens on Roosevelt Island

The campus, which broke ground in 2015, is the result of Cornell Tech's win of the Applied Sciences Competition under the administration of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Prospective students tricked into handing over confidential information

Prospective Newcastle University students are being scammed into handing over details and making payments for fake courses.

First LaGuardia Community College TechImpact class to graduate

The program, an effort to build New York's tech ecosystem by delivering a wider pool of skilled workers to tech companies, is funded by a $3.9 million grant under the Obama administration's $150 million TechHire Initiative.

Report: Understanding millennials critical in filling cyber skills gap

Companies should take notice of what motivates millennials to take advantage of the next generation of cyber talent to fill the employment gap.

Up to 'old' tricks: Hackers compromise Stanford University 'Biology of Aging" website for months

A Stanford University website was reportedly compromised for four months without detection, allowing hackers to abuse it to host malicious web shells, phishing kits and defacement images.

Phishing scam compromises data on 25,000 individuals at University of Alaska

A phishing scam in December 2016 resulted in a data breach at the University of Alaska, affecting around 25,000 students, staff and faculty members, according to a report on Wednesday by local Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU.

Insider threat training deadline here for federal contractors

All currently cleared U.S. federal contractors will have to have completed an insider threat training course as of June 1 in order to maintain their security clearance.

Researchers link new backdoor and Mac-based rootkit to Turla spy group

The Turla advanced persistent threat group appears to have recently created both a new multiplatform backdoor malware program called Kazuar, and a MacOS version of its Uroburos espionage rootkit.

Microsoft bug linked to spy campaigns, bank thefts reportedly took 6 months to fix

A zero-day bug in Microsoft Office and WordPad that hackers exploited to spy on targeted users, implant malware, and steal banking credentials took nine months to fix, according to news reports.

Data of 1.3 million Schoolzilla students exposed

The data of 1.3 million K-12 students was compromised after being exposed on the student warehouse platform Schoolzilla.

Cybersecurity jobs are there for the taking. Are you ready?

One might think that a net increase of 13,000 information technology jobs in February is a sign of healthy growth in the field, but a comparison to previous employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) paints a more complex picture.

Large Teaching Hospitals more prone to breaches

Large teaching hospitals, or hospitals affiliated with medical schools, are more prone to data breaches according to a recent report.

Millions of college credentials spotted on dark web, report

Researchers found 13,930,176 email addresses and passwords on the dark web stemming from major universities across the country.

Lack of gender diversity hurts tech financially, Microsoft report

A lack of gender diversity in tech skills, among other industries, is harming firms and could hurt them even more economically if these trends continue.