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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.

Survey: Foreign States Considered Bigger IT Security Threat Than Ever

A new survey of public sector IT professionals conducted in January by independent research firm Market Connections found that careless or untrained insiders remains the top-ranked threat to higher education institutions’ network security, while the threat of malicious attacks by foreign governments is considered a bigger threat than in years past, according to the survey results.

Four Steps CIOs Can Take to Mitigate IT Employee Fatigue

Technology research firm Gartner advises chief information officers to include discussions about fatigue and burnout in order to reduce employee turnover and achieve better results in network management efforts, according to a new report.

CISA's New Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot Helping Organizations Avoid Incidents

The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot program that notifies critical infrastructure and public sector organizations anytime a new vulnerability being exploited by threat actors is identified.

Ransomware Attacks Targeting Higher Ed Fell in 2022 as Malware Grew, SonicWall Says

SonicWall’s 2023 Cyber Threat Report shows that ransomware attacks targeting higher education institutions dropped by 29% last year — perhaps a result of wider reporting and faster patching of known exploited vulnerabilities, SonicWall said — as higher ed malware attacks rose by about 26%.

CISA Issues Warnings on Seven New Exploited Vulnerabilities

Since April 3, CISA has published alerts on seven known exploited vulnerabilities — two of which pose immediate risks for a long list of Apple devices — ordering federal agencies to remediate the identified vulnerabilities immediately and encouraging all organizations to do the same.

Anywhere Learning Happens: The eduroam Global WiFi Access Service

As the eduroam WiFi access service has grown to reach around the globe, so has its capacity to serve the changing needs of the research and education community. Why does ubiquity matter? Here, two eduroam-US advisory committee leaders tell CT why and how eduroam is working to be anywhere students are learning.

Turnitin's New AI Writing-Detection Features for Educators are Now Live

Plagiarism detection software Turnitin now includes new live AI-writing detection features that “identify the use of AI writing tools including ChatGPT, with 98% confidence,” the company said.