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Report: Community-Based Threat Intelligence Can Help Prevent Violent Events

According to a report from LiveSafe, mass shooting incidents can be prevented when people who are part of those communities detect "deviations" from the norm — "when something appears dangerous, when a person is acting suspicious, or when a friend or colleague is in crisis."

Office and Penetration Testing Software Increasingly Becoming Vectors for Malware

Half of all malware that tried to infect computers during the third quarter of 2019 was already known. The other half was "zero-day" malware, which bypassed (and therefore went undetected by) traditional signature-based security software.



Mississippi State U Preparing Students for STEM Careers Through Cybersecurity Education Hub

Mississippi State University is working to train more students for careers in computer science, cybersecurity and coding through a new Cybersecurity Education Hub.

Evolving Security to Meet Students' Digital Expectations

University IT leaders are tasked with managing and maintaining a network of sophisticated systems and networks. Here's how one institution is working to ensure that sensitive information is protected.

NSF Seeking Grantees for Research-Focused Cyberinfrastructure Improvements

U.S. colleges and universities and other nonprofit education organizations have until Jan. 21, 2020 to apply for big grants from the National Science Foundation for improving multi-campus networking and cybersecurity infrastructure that specifically support science applications and distributed research projects.

Texas A&M System Deploys New Tech to Combat Ransomware

The Texas A&M University System has become an early adopter of a new ransomware solution from Sectigo.

U Minnesota Collaborates with Target for Cybersecurity Education

A three-year partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering and Target will fund programs to educate the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

MouseBelt Builds Education Alliance to Drive Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt is putting together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education. The Blockchain Education Alliance will work to "provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry," according to a news announcement.

Endpoint Security Tool Protects Off-Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protects them against malicious websites both on and off school premises.

Apprenticeship Program Provides On-the-Job Training in Cybersecurity

Florida International University is launching a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program to give learners hands-on training and a chance to obtain industry credentials in the cybersecurity field.

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