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Remote Learning Risks Facing Students

As summer turns into fall, more and more schools are starting the 2020-2021 academic year. Faced with uncertainty in an ever-evolving climate, school districts and higher learning institutions are struggling to do what is best for students and teachers alike.  There are no easy answers. We’ve seen months of careful planning and preparation turn on a dime at
Publish At:2020-08-25 10:45 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Chromebooks Education remote learning

DDoS Attacks Increase in Size, Frequency and Duration

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in size, frequency and duration. Kaspersky Lab reported a doubling of DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, plus an 80% jump compared with the same quarter last year. Kaspersky also found that DDoS cyberattacks are increasing in duration. Average attack
Publish At:2020-07-30 19:37 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Application Security Cloud Security Data Pr

A New Lesson for Remote Education: Chromebooks Need More Security

As school districts wrestle with how best to serve its students, one thing is crystal clear: Chromebooks will be in the mix.  Latest global forecasts show Chromebooks shipments in 2Q20 reached up to 11.6 million units. That marks the first time ever for Chromebooks to occupy 25 percent of the total quarterly notebook shipment.  Education usage – in pa
Publish At:2020-07-17 08:54 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Chromebooks Education K-12 malware Network attacks phishing

CISSP vs. Master’s Degree – Please Take a Neutral Corner!

The UK’s designated national agency responsible for providing information and expert guidance on qualifications (UK NARIC) recently announced that the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential offered by (ISC)2 is rated RQF Level 7, thereby placing it equal to a particular level of a Master’s Degree. This declaration is not witho
Publish At:2020-05-24 10:01 | Read:444 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection CISSP Education

Cybersecurity in Education (K-12) with the CIS Controls

Why is cybersecurity important to Education?Acknowledging recent reports of ransomware targeting educational institutions, it is no wonder that there have also been articles that attempt to lure in readers with “free” tools. What is disappointing is that these “free” tools are little more than marketing pieces that direct you to click on readily available do
Publish At:2020-04-14 00:05 | Read:655 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Controls cis controls data security Education ranso

How Human Security Investments Created a Global Culture of Accountability at ADP

Practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, but it can lead to improvement. Quality practice is key in matters of human security, and the right quantity of practice can also make a significant difference when it comes to shifting mindsets and behavior. “Scientists believe that expert-level performance is primarily the result of expert-level practi
Publish At:2020-03-04 13:39 | Read:647 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chief Information Security

A Road Map for Better Government Cybersecurity From North Dakota

Imagine the impact on the government cybersecurity landscape if the mantra for every U.S. state were something like, “Every student, every school, cyber-educated.” It’s the first I’ve heard about an objective this bold, and it comes from a state that gets little media exposure: North Dakota. The small Great Plains state has establishe
Publish At:2020-02-25 08:22 | Read:1476 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybersecurity Jobs C

Introducing iVerify, the security toolkit for iPhone users

“If privacy matters, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” So says Apple in their recent ads about Privacy on the iPhone and controlling the data you share—but many of the security features they highlight are opt-in, and users often don’t know when or how to activate them. But hey… we got your back! Today, Trail of Bits launched i
Publish At:2019-11-14 15:25 | Read:1536 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Education Exploits Guides iVerify Press Release Privac

Security assessment techniques for Go projects

The Trail of Bits Assurance practice has received an influx of Go projects, following the success of our Kubernetes assessment this summer. As a result, we’ve been adapting for Go projects some of the security assessment techniques and tactics we’ve used with other compiled languages. We started by understanding the design of the language, identifying areas
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:25 | Read:890 | Comments:0 | Tags:Compilers Dynamic Analysis Education Fuzzing Go Kubernetes S

UK Government Warn Schools Over Cyberthreats

The subject of cybersecurity within the education sector is a key topic at the moment, particularly with the rise in reported ransomware incidences and data breaches. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), tasked with providing cybersecurity advice and support to the UK public and private sectors, has released a report on The cyber threat to Universities
Publish At:2019-10-04 10:35 | Read:1233 | Comments:0 | Tags:News business education UK

Security Awareness Training Is a Team Effort

A security awareness program is a critical part of any security strategy. It is not enough to simply hold everyone in the organization accountable. Chief information security officers (CISOs) must first train employees to practice proactive, conscientious security behaviors by convincing them that security affects them directly, not just the business. Buildi
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:3884 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

It Takes All Kinds: Identifying New Sources of Cybersecurity Talent

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) highlights important security issues to help governments, businesses and individuals improve their online hygiene. One critical area to consider is the growing shortage of qualified security professionals, which is projected to reach 6 million unfilled positions across the globe by 2019. There are plenty of opp
Publish At:2017-10-27 14:00 | Read:3719 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecurity Training Education Pro

Unexpectedly Useful Skills for Careers in Cybersecurity

Of all the weird quirks I had as a kid, I never expected that my fascination with untying knots in the yarn from the arts and crafts box in fourth grade would benefit me in my job today. I recently did an interview for Business Radio X about one of IBM Security’s initiatives to raise awareness about careers in cybersecurity among middle school girls. T
Publish At:2017-10-26 19:35 | Read:8696 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Academia Career Education IBM Security Professional Dev

Employees Must Wash Hands: 11 Tips to Translate Awareness Into Better Security Hygiene

Are you security-aware? A lot more people today are answering yes than in previous years. Perhaps it’s because of their organizations’ own security awareness efforts, or maybe it’s due to the influx of news stories about ransomware, credit card hacks, data breaches and identity theft. If people are more aware of cybersecurity concerns, does
Publish At:2017-10-26 01:10 | Read:4538 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Cybersecurity Training Education Nation

Three Tips to Help Your Organization Hit Data Protection Out of the Park

When implementing a new business plan or technology, it’s easy to draw parallels between coaching employees on best practices and coaching an athletic team in pursuit of a victory. Both require teamwork, extensive training and careful consideration of how the individual strengths of each player come together to create a cohesive working unit. As the Ma
Publish At:2017-10-23 17:50 | Read:6078 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cybersecurity Training Data Breach Data Secu

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