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Educause Survey Reveals Growing Dissatisfaction Among Higher Education Cybersecurity Professionals

Nonprofit higher education association Educause recently conducted a study of 350 cybersecurity and privacy professionals in July 2023. The study report outlines concerns of those professionals and shows a growing dissatisfaction with training, work conditions, and time constraints.

7 Questions with REN-ISAC's Anthony Newman

We asked the Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center's recently appointed executive director about today's biggest cybersecurity challenges and his goals for REN-ISAC moving forward.



Malware Down Slightly as Double-Extortion Attacks Increase

Overall malware declined in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report, even as double-extortion ransomware grew substantially.

Research: Compromised On-Premises Accounts Blamed in 75% of Attacks Targeting Education

In three of four cyberattacks targeting education institutions over the last 12 months, IT and security practitioners surveyed by Netwrix cited compromised on-premises user or admin accounts as the attack pathway, according to a new report.

What to See at Tech Tactics in Education 2023

These session highlights offer the AI, data, and cybersecurity insights you need to navigate today's evolving technology landscape.

University of Tulsa Forms Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute with Focus on Cybersecurity

With the global cost of cybercrime set to top $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to Rose Gamble, vice president for research and economic development at the University of Tulsa (TU), the university has announced plans for the new Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute (OCII), which will identify, test and deploy solutions to meet the threat and train personnel to fill the need for expertise in this and other areas.

Transact Campus Partnership Lands Talkiatry Services on Campus Transact Apps

Virtual psychiatric care provider Talkiatry has announced a new partnership with mobile credential and payment provider Transact Campus that will make mental health support more available on college campuses, according to a news release.

$375M Added to State, Local Cyber Grant Program, Deadline to Apply is Oct. 6

The Department of Homeland Security has added $374.9 million in grant funding to the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program administered by CISA and FEMA, as the program enters its second year, according to a news release.

Proofpoint: Bioscience Job Scams Target Universities

In a recent blog post, cybersecurity company Proofpoint identified several e-mail scam campaigns targeting university student job hunters, promising interviews for lucrative jobs in biosciences, healthcare, and biotechnology.

Higher Ed Sees Massive Spike in Encrypted Threats and CryptoJacking in First Half of 2023

Higher education institutions in the United States are experiencing a “massive spike” in encrypted threats and cryptojacking so far this year, even as ransomware and unencrypted malware attacks have slowed, according to SonicWall’s 2023 Mid-Year Cyber Threat Report.