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TikTok wants to promote cybersecurity education

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The social-media company is supporting an effort by the National Cyber Security Alliance to encourage college students to cybersecurity careers.

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Augusta, Ga., colleges join forces on cybersecurity degrees

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The leaders of Augusta University and Augusta Technical College announced a new partnership to develop students pursuing IT security degrees.

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Officials tell schools not to pay ransomware demands. Parents disagree, survey finds

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

A survey from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found that 72% of parents of school-aged kids would support schools paying to avoid the leaks of stolen data.

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Senate approves bill for DHS review of K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Lawmakers passed another bill they say is aimed at tamping down the threat of ransomware attacks against schools.

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Texas school district paid $547K ransomware demand

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

"There was no other choice," officials from the Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas, said about their decision to pay off their hackers.

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Cyber incidents against K-12 schools expected to rise by 86%

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

While threats against school districts continue, thousands have joined the MS-ISAC to get intelligence and security services.

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