Security & Privacy


Survey: More Soft Skills Needed for Security Field

Soft skills are more important than ever when it comes to cybersecurity, according to a recent survey of IT security professionals conducted by Dimensional Research for security and compliance provider Tripwire.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.



Users Getting Better at Identifying Phishing Attacks

Users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago, according to new data from Wombat Security Technologies.

NSA Opens Annual Codebreaker Challenge for Students

Last year, the competition drew more than 3,300 students across 481 educational institutions worldwide, with the most participation coming out of Georgia Tech, Dakota State and Carnegie Mellon.

Most Ed Institutions Unprepared for Data Risks

Nearly four in five, 77 percent, of education institutions are unprepared for IT risks, according to a new survey.

MIT and IBM Partner to Establish $240 Million AI Research Lab

IBM will invest $240 million over 10 years to establish the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab — one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date.

Study Reveals Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

The skills required for information security have changed in the last few years, according to IT security professionals in a recent survey.

Phishing Attack Scams Canadian University for $11.8 Million

Canada's MacEwan University is working to recover $11.8 million CAD (the equivalent of about $9.5 U.S.) after a phishing attack led to a transfer of the funds to a fraudulent account.

Northeastern to Expand Privacy Research to Cover Info Leaked by IoT Devices

Two universities will be receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop new systems for crime-fighting, including one for building a system for organizations and individuals to use for auditing and controlling personally identifiable information leaks from connected devices.

Purdue U to Train 10,000 IT Workers for Infosys

Purdue and Infosys will work together to develop course materials in digital agriculture, cybersecurity, biopharma analytics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and data analytics.

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