Ransomware attack disrupts Island Education Federation Servers

CyberSecurity Insiders

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, the attack took place on the computer network of Island Education Federation, locking down access to important documents that might take weeks or months to be restored. Ransomware Isle of Wight Island Education Federation

New! Improvements to Your (ISC)² Cybersecurity Online Continuing Education

CyberSecurity Insiders

Growing your knowledge and earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits has never been easier. The education platform (ISC)² Learn has been fully revised to provide an updated and improved user experience. News Education Certification (ISC)2

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Cyber Attacks on Global Education Sector witness a jump

CyberSecurity Insiders

According to a study by Check Point Software, there has been an increase in cyber attacks on the Education Sector operating across the world. The post Cyber Attacks on Global Education Sector witness a jump appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

How Big Data Is Transforming the Education

CyberSecurity Insiders

Now, a rare person will be surprised by the presence and active usage of modern technologies in the education and the learning process, in particular. . And education hasn’t become an exception. Thus, eLearning tools are changing education at this very moment.

The State of K-12 Cybersecurity Education

Security Boulevard

Episode 5: The State of K-12 Cybersecurity Education K-12 cybersecurity is at the top of every school district’s priority list. IT teams are tasked with educating […]. The post The State of K-12 Cybersecurity Education appeared first on ManagedMethods.

IT Education With Czechitas | Avast

Security Boulevard

The post IT Education With Czechitas | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard. Czechitas is an organization that helps women explore the world of information technology (IT). Their students learn to code in various programming languages, test their software, and analyze complex data.

SASE Adoption Hampered by Lack of Education

Security Boulevard

The post SASE Adoption Hampered by Lack of Education appeared first on Security Boulevard. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations around the globe to accelerate their digital transformation plans.

Educating Educators: Microsoft's Tips for Security Awareness Training

Dark Reading

Microsoft's director of security education and awareness shares his approach to helping train employees in defensive practices

Check Point Technologies offers Cloud Security Educational Program

CyberSecurity Insiders

Cloud Academy will allow Check Point Technologies to address job gaps by offering education and certification to businesses in nearly 25 locations across America and Asia-Pacific regions. Certification Cloud Security Education

Vulnerability leads to data leak in Missouri Education Department

CyberSecurity Insiders

A data breach has reportedly occurred at the Missouri Education Department, exposing 100,000 social security numbers of teachers, admins and counselors. The post Vulnerability leads to data leak in Missouri Education Department appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

US Education Dept urged to boost K-12 schools' ransomware defenses

Bleeping Computer

The US Department of Education and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were urged this week to more aggressively strengthen cybersecurity protections at K-12 schools across the nation to keep up with a massive wave of attacks. [.].

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Time For Improved Education, Better Practices, and Some Nice Give Aways

Joseph Steinberg

The post Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Time For Improved Education, Better Practices, and Some Nice Give Aways appeared first on Joseph Steinberg: CyberSecurity, Privacy, & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Here!

What is Google Workspace for Education?

Security Boulevard

G Suite for Education has evolved into Google Workspace for Education—What does it mean for you? G Suite for Education is out, and Google Workspace for Education is in. On February 19, 2021, Google announced the change to Google Workspace for Education.

Why Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for The Education Sector

Security Boulevard

The post Why Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for The Education Sector appeared first on Security Boulevard. Thanks to the rapid rise in remote and virtual classrooms, online security is becoming a much bigger concern than it once was for many schools and learning institutions.

(ISC)² Offers Free Access to Ransomware Education | #RANSOMWAREWEEK

CyberSecurity Insiders

The intense interest has prompted us to extend free access to this course to as many people as possible in an effort to help organizations avoid becoming a victim,” said Mirtha Collin, director of education, (ISC)². News Education Certification (ISC)2

DDoS Attacks on Education Escalate in 2020

Dark Reading

The number of DDoS attacks affecting educational resources was far higher between February and June 2020 compared with 2019

Heimdal™ and Sumillion Partner Up for Educational Cyberattack Prevention Webinar

Heimadal Security

Copenhagen, October 11th, 2021 – Heimdal™ Security (Heimdal™) partnered with reseller Sumillion to deliver a highly educational webinar on the current cyberattack landscape and how it impacts small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Educational resources

Cyber Safety Education: Four Tips For Building Online Resilience

Security Boulevard

The answer is cyber safety education. The post Cyber Safety Education: Four Tips For Building Online Resilience appeared first on CCSI. The post Cyber Safety Education: Four Tips For Building Online Resilience appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Fixing Data Breaches Part 1: Education

Troy Hunt

Let's get started with one I raised multiple times whilst sitting in front of Congress - education. Education is the Best ROI on Security Spend. There are 3 aspects of education I want to focus on here in terms of ROI: Firstly, on the investment side, it's cheap. Finally, education is so cost effective because you leverage it over and over again. Education Smashes Bugs While They're Cheap. The difference is education. We have a data breach problem.

STEMatch creates new cybersecurity education and career paths

CSO Magazine

The purpose of STEMatch is to make the opportunities that are created by STEM education more visible, accessible and affordable for people that are underrepresented in our industry,” Chris Zannetos, creator of CSO50 recognized project STEMatch tells CSO.

The Key to Cybersecurity is an Educated Workforce

Security Boulevard

Yet, these risks can be mitigated by educating workforces on the modern threat landscape and the existing risks. However, they cannot expect workforces to understand and identify existing threats, as well as avert them from taking place, without education.

Challenging Our Education System to Nurture the Cyber Pipeline

Dark Reading

Let's teach students how to teach themselves. Once we do that, we will have taught a generation of students how to think like hackers

Experts warn of surge in DDoS attacks targeting education institutions

Security Affairs

Experts warn of a surge in the DDoS attacks against education institutions and the academic industry across the world. The DDoS attacks are causing severe issues to the targeted education institutions such as temporarily takedown of the network and online classes.

K12 education giant paid the ransom to the Ryuk gang

Security Affairs

Online education giant K12 Inc. The education company Online education giant K12 Inc. is a for-profit education company that sells online schooling and curricula. The post K12 education giant paid the ransom to the Ryuk gang appeared first on Security Affairs.

FBI warns of escalating Pysa ransomware attacks on education orgs

Bleeping Computer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Division has warned system administrators and cybersecurity professionals of increased Pysa ransomware activity targeting educational institutions. [.].

PYSA ransomware targeting educational institutions in UK and USA

CyberSecurity Insiders

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned all educational institutes operating across 11 states in North America and UK against a ransomware variant dubbed as PYSA. The post PYSA ransomware targeting educational institutions in UK and USA appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Cybercriminals Aim BEC Attacks at Education Industry

Dark Reading

Heightened vulnerability comes at a time when the sector has been focusing on setting up a remote workforce and online learning amid the pandemic

Trusting Remote Work Security in Higher Education

Duo's Security Blog

That the purpose of security is to “enable the business” — which for higher education means supporting teaching, learning, research, and operational efficiencies. What does transparency look like in higher education?

NCSC warns of a surge in ransomware attacks on education institutions

Security Affairs

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware attacks targeting education institutions. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware attacks against education institutions. The U.K.

Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education

Dark Reading

Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Higher Education CISOs Share COVID-19 Response Stories

Dark Reading

Security leaders from Stanford, Ohio State, and the University of Chicago share challenges and response tactics from the COVID-19 pandemic

CPDP 2021 – Moderator: Paul Timmers ‘Ready For A Crisis: Accelerated Digitalization In Education’

Security Boulevard

The post CPDP 2021 – Moderator: Paul Timmers ‘Ready For A Crisis: Accelerated Digitalization In Education’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Speakers: Alexandra Giannopoulou, Carrie Klein, Felix Seyfarth.

PYSA ransomware backdoors education orgs using ChaChi malware

Bleeping Computer

The PYSA ransomware gang has been using a remote access Trojan (RAT) dubbed ChaChi to backdoor the systems of healthcare and education organizations and steal data that later gets leveraged in double extortion ransom schemes. [.].

Education giant Pearson fined $1M for downplaying data breach

Bleeping Computer

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that Pearson, a British multinational educational publishing and services company, has settled charges of mishandling the disclosure process for a 2018 data breach discovered in March 2019. [.].

What educational institutions need to do to protect themselves from cyber threats

CyberSecurity Insiders

Educational institutions are reaping the many benefits and new possibilities offered by online learning, but these new methods of educational instruction come with serious cyber security concerns. This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.

Education In The Crosshairs Of Cyberattacks | Avast

Security Boulevard

First, there were stark, sudden changes to the learning model across every type of educational institution. The post Education In The Crosshairs Of Cyberattacks | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Cisco Security Heroes: The power of partnerships, employee education, and zero trust policies

Cisco Retail

By educating staff via regular training and giving them the confidence to identify threats, this can improve your human firewall and greatly reduce the employee error often attributed to data breaches. Today’s cybersecurity universe shares many similarities with the Marvel Universe.

How Passwordless Can Elevate Higher Education

Duo's Security Blog

For example, let’s take higher education as a sector. To address whether a headline like “The Time for Passwordless Is Now” applies to higher education, begin with the lens of security. We know that higher education definitely has its fair share of security concerns.

PYSA Ransomware Pillages Education Sector, Feds Warn

Threatpost

A major spike of attacks against higher ed, K-12 and seminaries in March has prompted the FBI to issue a special alert. Government Malware

Finalists: Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

SC Magazine

Amid talk of cyber talent shortages, as well as efforts to increase diversity, education of young professionals in cybersecurity skills becomes critical. The post Finalists: Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program appeared first on SC Media.

England’s Department of Education Sends Malware-Infected Laptops to Disadvantaged Kids

Hot for Security

England’s Department for Education has learned that laptops given out by the government to support disadvantaged children during the lockdown contain malware.

Educating Women in Tech: Q&A with Anna Brailsford | Avast

Security Boulevard

It not only educates and motivates women in tech, but also teaches them to network. . The post Educating Women in Tech: Q&A with Anna Brailsford | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard. “The time for talk is over – at Code First Girls, we are on a mission to help women rewrite their future. Through the power of community, change can and will happen.” . So reads the About section on the Code First Girls website.

Education Gets an 'F' for Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

The education sector falls last on a list analyzing the security posture of 17 US industries, SecurityScorecard reports