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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.

Purdue Launches Simulation Training Platform for Cybersecurity

Purdue University is collaborating with cyber defense company Cyberbit to create a cyberattack simulation program for career professionals.

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.

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