A hacker going by the name "nclay" claims to have stolen more than 77 million user accounts from Edmodo, a K–12 social learning network of 78 million teachers, students, parents and other members, and has put the data for sale on the Dark Web.
Cyberattacks appear to be on the rise; however, young professionals equipped with computer science (CS) skills to combat those threats are not growing at the same pace as the need. That’s the assessment from various recent sources and reports, from news sites to companies that track cybersecurity.
Today more than ever, education institutions need to step up their network security by implementing strong cyber security tools to protect their schools’ websites, infrastructure and meet the demands of their online learning platforms.
A day after a widespread e-mail phishing attack that many security experts called "sophisticated," Google has rolled out a new safeguard to its Android Gmail app.
Microsoft has unveiled several new offerings for education, including the forthcoming Surface Laptop and a new version of Windows 10 designed for school environments — Windows 10 S.
A new tool developed by two security companies that scans the internet for command and control (C2) servers has already uncovered thousands of malicious RATs, or remote access trojans, on computers and other internet-connected devices.
Common Sense Education, a project of the nonprofit organization Common Sense, is sponsoring a Device Free Dinner campaign, with the hashtag #DeviceFreeDinner. Common Sense Education is encouraging the distribution of an online toolkit for educators, which offers tips on achieving media balance at home.
Dell surveyed thousands of individuals who handle confidential data and overall found that 72 percent of employees are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated data. Education was ranked the second most likely sector to have employees disclose company information.
The issue was detected by Chris Vickery, a well known white-hat computer security researcher with MacKeeper who discovered a file configuration error that left the student and staff data vulnerable to cyber threats.
Akamai Technologies has identified a new attack method generating extremely large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against educational institutions and other types of organizations but without the millions of infected hosts typically seen in these scenarios.
- By Dian Schaffhauser