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Data and Information Security Take the Spotlight at the Tech Tactics in Education Conference

The agenda for the 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference has been revealed. The inaugural event will offer five tracks — two for K–12, two for higher education, and one for both — spotlighting data and IT security in the "new now."

Turning a Core Competency into a Campus Culture of Cybersecurity: A Guide for Higher Ed

A new guide for higher education from Ninjio on improving cyber defense through campus-wide training offers actionable advice for institutions’ leaders on how to translate their core competency — education — into a successful cybersecurity awareness program that reduces vulnerabilities and improves security posture across the entire campus and network.



Airtame Boosts Collab with Rise Vision on Digital Signage and Emergency Alerts

Screen-casting and collaboration provider Airtame has expanded its partnership with unified communications and digital signage software developer Rise Vision to expand education institutions' ability to display emergency alerts and school messaging on Airtame-connected devices across entire campuses, according to a news release.

More IHEs Paid Ransoms in 2022, Even As Average Recovery Cost Fell, Sophos Research Finds

Nearly eight out of 10 higher ed organizations surveyed for Sophos’ 2023 State of Ransomware Report said they were hit by ransomware last year — a 23% increase from the previous year’s results — making education the most-attacked sector in 2022.

Apogee Intros Cloud and Security Professional Services for Higher Education

Managed services provider Apogee has introduced Cloud and Security Professional Services, offering expertise, tools, and processes to accelerate cloud adoption and strengthen an institution's security posture.

The Dark Side of ChatGPT: 6 Generative AI Risks to Watch

Gartner has identified six critical areas where the use of large language models such as ChatGPT can present legal or compliance risks that enterprise organizations must be aware of — or face potentially dire consequences. Organizations should consider what guardrails to put in place in order to ensure responsible use of these tools, the research firm advised.

A Security Operations Center Powered by Students

The University of South Carolina Aiken recently found a creative way to staff a new security operations center — and give students hands-on cybersecurity training at the same time. We spoke with Ernest Pringle, vice chancellor for IT and CIO at USC Aiken, about creating a student-led SOC, helping students put cybersecurity theory into practice, forging regional cybersecurity partnerships, and more.

Women in Cybersecurity Launches Certified Training Camp

Nonprofit organization Women in Cybersecurity has partnered with the Information System Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)², to launch a new Certified in Cybersecurity Certification Summer Camp.

Majority of U.S. Education CISOs See Cyber Attack as Likely in Next 12 Months

A majority of chief information security officers in the U.S. education sector believe they’re likely to experience a material cyber attack in the next 12 months, and a majority have dealt with a material loss of sensitive data in the previous 12 months, according to the newest Voice of the CISO report published this week by cybersecurity company Proofpoint.

After a Cyber Attack: Dos and Don'ts for Higher Education IT Staff

For most colleges and universities, it's a question of when, not if, they will experience a cyber attack. Here are seven key considerations for handling the aftermath of a breach.