Security & Privacy


U Minnesota Collaborates with Target for Cybersecurity Education

A three-year partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering and Target will fund programs to educate the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

MouseBelt Builds Education Alliance to Drive Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt is putting together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education. The Blockchain Education Alliance will work to "provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry," according to a news announcement.



Endpoint Security Tool Protects Off-Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protects them against malicious websites both on and off school premises.

Apprenticeship Program Provides On-the-Job Training in Cybersecurity

Florida International University is launching a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program to give learners hands-on training and a chance to obtain industry credentials in the cybersecurity field.

Purdue Launches Simulation Training Platform for Cybersecurity

Purdue University is collaborating with cyber defense company Cyberbit to create a cyberattack simulation program for career professionals.

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.

Cengage Adds Free Password Management to Subscription Service

Cengage is now offering free password management for users of its Cengage Unlimited textbook subscription service.

62 Schools Hit by ERP Vulnerability Patched Months Ago

More than five dozen institutions have been victimized by a vulnerability in the Ellucian Banner products, which the company put out a patch for months ago.

NY's Monroe College Faced Ransomware Attack

A cyberattack struck New York's Monroe College last week, bringing down its website and e-mail system and creating disruptions to online courses and operations at the college's three campuses.

E-mail Hack Exposes Student Data at Oregon State

A mid-June data breach at Oregon State University exposed personally identifiable information of 636 students and their families.

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