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Six Steps to Building ROI Into Your Curriculum

One of the most effective ways to teach students is to give them projects to solve real-life problems. Offer your students usable career skills by creating partnerships with local businesses. Mike Bruggerman, a teacher at Chico High School in Northern California, outlines how his students benefit through partnerships with local businesses. The students develop valuable skills by applying their education to solve real-world challenges these businesses face.


Top Tactics to Secure Funding for your 3D Printer

Refining your mission, telling a good story that meshes with funding goals and reaching out to the community spell success when schools seek grants to cover the costs of a 3D printer.


Don't Risk It. Higher Education Cybersecurity 101

There's gold in your servers, cash in your cloud. Social Security numbers. Medical records. Addresses. Financial data. And guess what? All that data is housed in outdated network infrastructure. That's more than an invitation. That's an eight-lane highway leading straight to your data.


Web filtering with Cisco Umbrella

Manage flexible, location-aware policies with Cisco Umbrella's 60 content categories and unlimited number of custom block or allow lists. Laptops can be assigned policies different internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they're on or off your network. Umbrella informs end users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages.


Security's New Frontier: The Cloud

The cloud — at one point it was a revolution in the workplace. But the cloud is no longer a trend or a movement. It’s now so integrated into IT and infrastructures that, for many companies, it’s simply another part of the business. The availability of mobile devices and cloud services has redefined not only the way we work, but where we work.


Managing Higher Education Cybersecurity: Think Holistically

Cyberattacks are evolving into an increasingly sophisticated for-profit business. Academic research, personal data, and disruption of operations provide attractive targets for both internet criminals and nation states. Colleges and universities must find ways to counter threats to these while maintaining a networking environment that fosters learning.


Tackling the Ransomware Threat

Ransomware and malware attacks have been capturing recent headlines. Local governments and organizations in Scotland, the United States, and Japan have reportedly been targeted, with at least one case resulting in a very public, high profile outage. These attacks are now reported to have spread across both public and private sector industries.


Maker Commons in the Modern Library

To push the cutting edge of education and the quest for knowledge, college and university libraries are embracing new forms of technology and learning spaces, including 3D printing.