Tags cybersecurity

Miami high schooler charged in DDoS attacks against district

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

A 16-year-old junior admitted to orchestrating eight attacks that blocked students and teachers from accessing their virtual learning platform, authorities said.

Why Georgia State's new cybersecurity workforce program is different

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Cybersecurity degree programs and workforce initiatives are sprouting up around academia, but organizers of a new Georgia State University mentorship program say its focus on evidence-based research sets it apart.

Focus on users during pandemic, says university CISO

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Universities don't need to buy every new tool, said University of Oklahoma CISO Aaron Baillio, but they do need to educate and watch their users.

Endpoint security worrisome during pandemic, says university CISO

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Arizona State University Chief Information Security Officer Tina Thorstenson said unknown devices and connections are a top concern.

University students showcase cyber skills in 'Red vs. Blue' simulation

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Instead of a capstone project this year, master's students in the University of Houston's cybersecurity program alternately protected and attacked virtual industrial control systems.

Colorado State University Global launches online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The new, fully online program aims to prepare students for emerging job opportunities in cybersecurity.

Virginia Tech launches online coding, cybersecurity bootcamps

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The 26-week bootcamps, held in partnership with Fullstack Academy, will teach students how to protect networks and become full-stack web developers.

Move to remote learning was 'shockingly seamless,' but will it stick?

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Two university CIOs said this week that their rapid transitions to remote teaching environments went smoothly, preparing a "great reckoning" for the future of higher education.

Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

A blog associated with the NetWalker malware posted screenshots of file directories and a student's passport, saying the files will be published if a ransom is not paid.