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IBM Announces 6 HBCU Cybersecurity Leadership Centers

As part of its commitment to train 30 million people globally in tech skills by 2030, IBM has partnered with six historically Black colleges and universities and HBCU systems to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers that will work to build a diverse cyber workforce in the United States.

Ransomware Hit 64% of Higher Ed Institutions Globally in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

Cybersecurity firm Sophos today released its annual State of Ransomware report showing ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 from the year before, and among higher ed institutions included in the global survey of IT professionals, 64% or 410 institutions said they hit by ransomware last year.



DDoS Attacks Targeting Higher Ed Rose 102% in Second Half of 2021, Netscout Report Says

Network security provider Netscout today released its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report showing an overall decrease during the second half of 2021 in distributed denial-of-service attacks but a 102% increase in such attacks targeting colleges, universities, and professional schools, compared to the prior six months.

Gartner: 7 Security and Risk Management Trends for 2022

In a recent report, Gartner outlined seven trends impacting cybersecurity and risk management practices in the coming year.

SANS Institute Launches Cybersecurity Scholarships for HBCU Students

Cybersecurity training and certification provider SANS Institute has launched the SANS + HBCU Cyber Academy, a cybersecurity scholarship and education opportunity for students and alumni of historically Black colleges and universities across the country.

Rave Mobile Safety Acquires AppArmor

Rave Mobile Safety today announced the acquisition of AppArmor, a provider of custom-branded mobile safety and emergency notification apps serving hundreds of higher ed, public safety, corporate and healthcare organizations.

Cyberinsurance Companies Raising Rates, Tightening Requirements

Industry experts are warning that cyberinsurance premiums will skyrocket this year across all sectors as underwriters crack down on the amount of risk they'll accept — and insurers have begun requiring organizations buying policies to prove that their network security is in tip-top shape before they even get a quote, let alone active coverage.

Cengage Group to Add Cybersecurity Education Company to Workforce Training Portfolio

Cengage Group has entered into an agreement to acquire cybersecurity education and training provider Infosec for $190.8 million.

San Diego State U Creates Cybersecurity Certificate Program

California's San Diego State University has launched the SDSU Cyber Tech Academy, a suite of online cybersecurity certificates designed for security professionals and those seeking to move into cybersecurity careers.

RapidIdentity Intros SafeID Feature for Monitoring User Credentials

Digital identity platform Identity Automation has introduced RapidIdentity SafeID, a new option for education clients using the company's flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.