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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Gets First Refresh

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to its Cybersecurity Framework — the first since the guidance document was issued in 2014.

University of Maryland Upgrades Wireless Network to Authenticate 80,000 Devices Campuswide Daily

The University of Maryland (UMD) has chosen Hewlett Packard's HPE Aruba Networking Edge Services Platform as its campuswide networking solution.

Microsoft Partners with Startup Mistral AI to Advance Next-Gen LLMs

Microsoft has entered into a multi-year partnership with French AI startup Mistral AI to advance the development and deployment of next-gen LLMs. The collaboration marks a milestone on the road to bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and tangible, real-world AI applications, the companies said.

Researchers Identify 'Smishing' Attack that Uses AWS SNS

A first-of-its-kind "smishing" attack is using Amazon Web Services' Simple Notification Service, or SNS, to impersonate the United States Postal Service (USPS).



Macmillan Learning Beta Launches AI Question Creator on iClicker to First 5,000 Instructors for Testing

Macmillan Learning has launched a beta version of its AI Question Creator to run on the iClicker platform. The generative AI-driven application creates unique questions that can be used for quizzes, assignments, and polls, the company said.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 26, 2024)

Upcoming events include the 1EdTech 2024 Digital Credentials Summit, Internet2 2024 Community Exchange, and SXSWedu 2024.

Survey Suggests Higher Ed Institutions Are Not Ready for Generative AI

In Cengage's annual digital learning pulse survey, roughly 95% of two- and four-year higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees responded that they expect generative AI tools to change their institution over the next five years.

16-State Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education Established

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has established a new Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education, convening "leaders in education and business to chart a course for how AI is used in classrooms and how to prepare a workforce that is being transformed by technology."

Western Wyoming Community College Expands Mental Health Resources to Rural and Working Students

Western Wyoming Community College is partnering with Uwill to expand mental health support resources to rural and working students, according to a news release. The Boston-based mental health and wellness provider will offer teletherapy opportunities to WWCC's more than 3,000 students.

CodePath, Georgia State University, and Comcast Partner to Offer Computer Science Education to Underserved Students

Technical education nonprofit CodePath, Georgia State University (GSU), and Comcast have partnered to launch CodePath E3 (Emerging Engineer Empowerment), a computer science education program for historically underserved and underrepresented students interested in the technology industry.