As institutions of higher education reel from recent cyberattacks in the United Kingdom, IT departments work tirelessly to secure sensitive student data. Student records offer a wealth of personally identifiable information (PII) from birth dates and social security numbers to bank account numbers and home addresses. In parallel, a study released by EDUCAUSE in July 2020 notes that the CIO’s Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) reports that 83.1% of respondents strongly agree that “diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environments foster more effective and creative teams of technology professionals.” Although at first glance, these two issues appear unrelated, bringing diverse voices to the cybersecurity table may provide a way through, rather than around, the current security struggles facing remote learning models in higher education.
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) reaffirmed its commitment to keep the State cyber safe after Governor Phil Murphy proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month on October 2. NJOHSP and its cyber division, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), are also participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
Tennessee business owner Paul Shamiyeh wants to give parents peace of mind and emergency officials more time to respond to acts of school violence. This is why his business, Energy Control Consultants, Inc. has installed 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film on schools and universities throughout eastern Tennessee.
(ISC)² announced that the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification has been found comparable to Level 7 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in the UK, denoting that the certification is comparable to Masters degree standard.
Cybersecurity education and research in the Pacific Northwest is receiving a $2.5 million infusion due to a partnership between global power systems protection leader Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and the University of Idaho College of Engineering.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is now accepting applications for its CyberWarrior™ Scholarship. In collaboration with (ISC)2, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) invites public, private and home-schooled students in grades kindergarten through twelfth to participate in the state of New Jersey’s annual Cybersecurity Awareness poster contest.
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