Look out! Students Learn How to Raise Cybersecurity Skills

April 23, 2019

Education Cybersecurity Weekly is a curated weekly news overview for those who are concerned about the Education industry and Education data breach. It provides brief summaries and links to articles and news across a spectrum of EdTech and current cybersecurity risks in education.

Two majors are to raise cybersecurity skills of students

The Antelope on April 18, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is constantly developing through, which bears good and bad fruit good. This means that cybersecurity experts have to create substantial protection for people. As any development always has two sides, students should always keep in mind the danger of fake accounts and other malicious measures that may violate one’s privacy.

Gratefully, UNK has taken the extra steps to enhance students’ security, make sure that their accounts are secure and give students an opportunity to follow a career in cybersecurity. Two students from ITECH management and research majors organized an event dedicated to the future of cybersecurity, its potential connection with the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building. Also, they wanted to teach students good cybersecurity practices and the work principles of networking system.

Our Wi-Fi system, to understand how it is all connected networking and security wise, our smaller servers are in the buildings of the College of Education, the Communications Center, the Health Science Education Complex, and West Center and all of them connect to our large, main server in the Otto Olsen building that sends information to the main servers at the University of Nebraska Lincoln,

Grant Oberg, a junior Information Networking and Telecommunications (ITECH) major.

Universities in the St. Louis region are collaborating to raise future cybersec experts

EdScoop on April 18, 2019

As the need for cybersecurity professionals is constantly growing, Universities in the St. Louis region are teaming up to give their students new opportunities before they enter the workforce. Formed in late 2017 by six St. Louis-area universities, the Gateway Higher Education Cybersecurity Consortium has expanded a lot recently. Such collaboration of the universities is meant for drawing the attention of the local cybersecurity professionals and providing their students with internships, training, and future job opportunities. The consortium is also planning to give member universities a chance to collaborate on research. Now, there are seven members in the consortium, which are Cortex Innovative Community, Fontbonne University, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, University of Missouri at St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, and Webster University. As for the future, the consortium hopes to engage community colleges and high schools.

National cybersecurity program for undergraduate and graduate students

Herald-Mail Media on April 18, 2019

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, there is some good news for you. For these students, there is a national cybersecurity program that has been launched by 27 states aiming to encourage more young people to join the cybersecurity community in their future career. Back in 2017, 3,000 participated attended a seven-state pilot project. The conditions are the following: all the participants of Cyber FastTrack have to be at least 18 years old and be registered at a regionally accredited community college, four-year college or graduate school.

At the end of the program, top-scoring participants are awarded scholarships to advanced cybersecurity courses. A total prize value sums up to $2.5 million. The program has three stages: CyberStart Assess, CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials, with each featuring several digital challenges. The tasks are designed to introduce students to the basis of the cybersecurity field. CyberStart Game includes over 200 real-world challenges, such as identifying security flaws and uncovering a cyber criminal’s digital trail.

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