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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.

Why Phishing Still Works (and What to Do About It)

Protecting against this age-old cybercriminal tactic requires a combination of technology and education. Here's how to help users recognize a phishing threat and what to do when an attack gets through your defenses.

Cybersecurity Survey: External Threats Growing Faster Than Response Capabilities

In a new survey, a majority of education organizations reported they have not improved their cybersecurity detection or resolution capabilities — even as attacks against schools have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

Ransomware Attack on Software Provider Finalsite Shuts Down Thousands of School Websites

Thousands of K–12 schools and universities found their websites inaccessible last week after website software provider Finalsite was hit by a ransomware attack. The company was still working to restore full functionality Friday afternoon.