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Cohesity and Veritas Data Protection Businesses to Merge

AI-powered data security and management company Cohesity and multicloud data resilience company Veritas have announced a merger to take place by the end of 2024, pending regulatory approval and other closing conditions, they said in recent releases.

Microsoft, OpenAI Shut Down State-Sponsored Hackers Using OpenAI LLMs

Microsoft and OpenAI on Wednesday detailed how they jointly identified and shut down five state-sponsored hacking groups that were using OpenAI's LLMs "in support of malicious cyber activities."



Ransomware Targeting Higher Ed Rose 70% in 2023, Malwarebytes Reports

New research from Malwarebytes ThreatDown analysts shows that 2023 was the "worst year on record" for education, with a 70% increase in known ransomware attacks targeting higher education institutions globally, and nearly half of those in the United States.

Abilene Christian University and Infosec Institute Partner to Offer Academic Credit for CompTIA Certifications

Abilene Christian University (ACU) and Cengage Group's Infosec Institute have teamed up to offer academic credit for Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) cybersecurity certifications.

2024 Cybersecurity Outlook: Good and Bad AI, Compliance Concerns, and Softer Insurance

In 2024, experts say that AI-based tools will enable threat actors to dramatically increase both the quantity and impact of their attacks — and attacks are more likely to focus on stealing valuable data than on ransom payments. Compliance will continue to grow in complexity, and cyber insurance will likely see rates stay flat or dip slightly.

Boise State Cybersecurity Institute Partners with Sophos to Expand Experiential Learning with Latest EDR Solutions

Boise State University’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity has announced a new partnership with cybersecurity-as-a-service provider Sophos, giving Boise State access to Sophos’ endpoint security offerings and adding the latest technology to students' experiential learning, according to a news release.

American Public University Launches Three Year Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity

As part of the "College in 3 Exchange," the American Public University System (APUS), which caters primarily to the military and public service communities, has announced an online accelerated Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in cybersecurity.

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Forms AI Security Incident Response Team

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University has created an Artificial Intelligence Security Incident Response Team (AISIRT) to analyze and respond to threats and security incidents involving the use of AI and machine learning (ML).

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.