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Women's Cybersecurity Training Program Expands with Google Support

Women in Cybersecurity, an organization devoted to recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the cybersecurity field, has expanded its Cybersecurity Training Scholarship Program thanks to funding from Google, Facebook and Bloomberg.

Education Sector Targeted by 'ChaChi' Remote Access Trojan

New research has revealed that a previously unnamed remote access Trojan, or RAT, which had until recently been targeting local governments in France, is setting its sights on education institutions in the United States. It’s being deployed by PYSA/Mespinoza ransomware operators.



Fileless Malware on the Rise, Traditional Defenses Failing

An alarming majority of malware (75 percent) is going undetected by “traditional malware solutions,” according to a new report. And nearly three-quarters of threats detected in the last quarter were zero-day malware — an all-time high.

Malware on Removable Devices Nearly Doubles

According to a new report, malware being delivered via removable media, such as USB drives, nearly doubled last year.

University of Waterloo Partners with BlackBerry on Cybersecurity, AI Research

The University of Waterloo in Canada has embarked on a five-year partnership with BlackBerry focused on research and technology in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and safety assurance.

Podcast: Supporting Entrepreneurship from a Distance: How Harvard’s Innovation Labs Went Virtual

When you picture a university innovation center, what comes to mind is usually a lot of hands-on collaboration and networking. But what happens when that heavily in-person experience is forced to go virtual? For this episode of the podcast, we talk with Matt Segneri, executive director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, to find out about the past year’s challenges and successes converting in-person student activities into virtual experiences that still capture that entrepreneurial vibe.

1 in 5 IT Security Pros Admit Their Work Devices Have Been Used by Other Members of Their Household

In a recent survey, 60 percent of IT security practitioners agreed that remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic have created data security issues within their organizations.

Moody's: Cyberattacks Could Dent Higher Ed Credit Rating

Cyberattacks could affect the financial standing of higher education as a business segment, according to a recent briefing by Moody's Investors Services.

Udacity Adds School of Cybersecurity

Online learning platform Udacity has launched a School of Cybersecurity, a set of nanodegree programs aimed at training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Cybersecurity Education in NC Gets Funding Boost

In order to accelerate education programs in cybersecurity, computer science, privacy and artificial intelligence, Cisco is donating more than $600,000 in both capital and resources to multiple institutions in North Carolina.