Security & Privacy


Student Loan Data Targeted in Instances of Credential Abuse; No Prosecutions Planned

Employees at a private firm are alleged to have tampered with a federal student loan database, but prosecutors are not bringing charges against the individuals involved.

Bill Aims to Re-Train Blue Collar Workers for Security Jobs

Three Democratic representatives have introduced a bill intended to promote retraining of industrial workers to enable them to take cybersecurity jobs. The "New Collar Jobs Act" would include loan forgiveness for students, tax credits for employers and other perks.



Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245

The average cost of a data breach in the United States rose for the fourth straight year.

UC Irvine Group Tackles Cybersecurity Challenges

A University of California, Irvine group of faculty members and private sector cybersecurity experts has decided to take on cyber threats by applying a multidisciplinary approach that involves technology, law and policy.

Report: Ed Tech Startups Stink at Student Data Privacy

The project's initial intent was to "capture the status quo" of how ed tech startups interact with their stakeholders about student data privacy practices and to identify best practices for those companies and others in the industry in formulating communications plans on privacy.

Splunk Debuts New Security Tool for Ransomware

Splunk has launched a new analytics tool for managing ransomware attacks, Splunk Insights for Ransomware.

EMC Network Management Tool Adds Improved Onboarding, Security

Extreme Networks has updated its network management tool, Extreme Management Center (EMC), with new tools designed to improve onboarding and security.

BASU to Hand Out Free Alarms to College Students

BASU, a company that manufactures portable safety devices, is handing out its eAlarm for free to full- and part-time college students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

ClearScholar Deploys Content Targeting Tech in Mobile Platform

Student engagement and safety platform ClearScholar Friday launched a new feature set for institutions that leverages student data to deliver targeted content to individual students. ClearScholar Align, as the solution is called, works by combining data from disparate college systems to build individual student “personas" that enable administrators to broadly and narrowly deliver content to students.

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