higher education news
South Texas districts open cybersecurity careers program
A new state-funded program seeks to shrink the gap in the IT security workforce by offering digital forensics and cybersecurity training.
More schools are buying mobile 'panic buttons' for shooter scenarios
Oklahoma schools are among the latest to invest in the technology, spending $3 million on a mobile platform to be used by more than 500 districts.
Ellucian vulnerability was not behind recent university cyberattacks
The Education Department has released an updated notice providing new information on the widespread attacks against universities reported last month.
Data-analytics boot camp for adult learners heads to Butler U.
The Indianapolis-based university targets professionals already in the workforce seeking new skills and career advancement.
How technology boosts U. of Michigan's education abroad program
Commentary: University administrator Amy Conger says cross-campus collaboration and tech are allowing the growing program to thrive.
Pearson hack exposes student data connected to 13,000 accounts
Limited information — including names, birthdays and email addresses — has been compromised for an unknown number of school and university students.
'Galahad' tool lets cyber researchers monitor apps in the public cloud
New open-source software developed by the University of Texas at San Antonio aims to dilute security concerns surrounding public cloud platforms.
Why every university needs an insider threat program
Commentary: Most higher education institutions hold sensitive data, but don't have insider threat programs. Joanna Lyn Grama says they should.
Universities are expanding cybersecurity education to meet broad demand
Programs like San Diego State University's degree in cybersecurity management highlight a growing demand for interdisciplinary cybersecurity skills.
Student data systems compromised in Hawaii, Tennessee
Law enforcement and cybersecurity firms are currently investigating to see if the student data was compromised by the vendor used in 43 states.