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Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Well intended effort only calls attention to pervasive cybersecurity ignorance throughout society

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Does security awareness training even work?

If even well-educated security experts mess up when it comes to security, can we really educate average employees to be more security aware?

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MIT scores worst in cybersecurity

In a new cyber security survey of 485 large colleges and universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at the bottom of the list

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CISOs facing boards need better business, communication skills

As information security becomes a more important topic of interest for corporate boards, CISOs are increasingly asked to step up and brief boards on cyber issues -- which means they need to become better communicators, and have a...

Federal Cybersecurity Carrots and Sticks

Critical infrastructure cybersecurity professionals want to see more government incentives and harsher penalties.

0% Cybersecurity Job Unemployment in Washington

A microcosm that demonstrates the consequences of the global cybersecurity skills shortage

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Is student data at risk due to out-of-date privacy laws

Members of Congress warn that an aging privacy statute hasn't kept pace with technology in the classroom and urge that restrictions be placed on third-party use of student data.

New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

Core members of the Advanced Cyber Security Center meet twice monthly to discuss the latest threats

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Schools keep track of students' online behavior, but do parents even know?

While schools have always collected data on students, the digital era has expanded it to the point where privacy experts say it is now out of control - and many parents are not even aware of it.

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Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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CircleCityCon: The missing update

Last weekend, 240 people attended CircleCityCon, Indianapolis' first major security conference. It was an amazing time, offering a chance to lean form a wide range of professionals.

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Salted Hash: Live from CircleCityCon

INDIANAPOLIS – The city's first major security conference kicks off today, as hundreds gather for CircleCityCon

Open campus, security nightmare

A SANS panel of higher education experts discuss how to maintain security on university campuses where everybody expects access to almost everything.

Growing confidence in cloud security

Cloud computing is blowing into 2013 on the winds of confidence, with IT professionals increasingly convinced that the security controls are adequate, but still very, very leery. Take Len Peters, CIO at Yale University, who has...

Subsidizing the future

Where will tomorrow's IT security workers come from?

Ten commandments for effective security training

Skip the boring lectures and understand how people really learn new information and habits

Our future cyberdefenders set to face off

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) later this month will host the three-day National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the seventh consecutive year. The event, sponsored by Deloitte and launching April 20, brings...

NAC Saves University of North Carolina Money, Keeps Illegal File Sharing in Check

Network access control (NAC) is saving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $40,000 per year by keeping students from illegally using peer-to-peer file-sharing applications. When the school's Enterasys NAC agents discover...

China Hacking Video Shows Glimpse of Falun Gong Attack Tool

But is it scary? In the video the tool is set to attack a university website that's been offline for a decade

Student used spyware to steal passwords, change grades

A former high school senior from Orange County, California, has pleaded guilty to charges that he installed spyware on school computers in order to boost his grades.

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