National Cybersecurity Education to Limit Hacker’s Violation

March 26, 2019

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Actions speak louder than words. When it comes to boosting cybersecurity awareness, it is especially truthful. Last week the North Dakota Legislative Assembly approved a bill to establish computer and cyber science credentials for teachers.

They just did not agree with low grades

New Jersey 101.5 on March 22, 2019

Once Bill Gates said a genius statement: “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” We suppose, Elizabeth high school students, who attempted to hack into the school system and change the grades, kept the same principle in their mind. Actually, it was the least laborious (and legal) way to improve their study experience.

Elizabeth district officials emphasized that the consequences for those involved are “likely to be severe.” According to the district spokesman Pat Politano, one student gained access to the system by stealing a teacher’s password. In Jersey City, officials stated that keylogging software was used by some students to hack into the school district’s computer system. By the way, keylogging is the software, tracking, which keys are struck on a computer keyboard, and frequently it is used to steal passwords.

Thus, in hacking the age doesn’t matter. However, the story of a 19-year-old self-taught hacker first to make $1 million from legal hacking shows that it can be used for positive purposes.

Federal Swiss institutes launch new format of the national cybersecurity education program

SWI on March 20, 2019

Actions speak louder than words. When it comes to boosting cybersecurity awareness, it is especially truthful.

The two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Lausanne’s EPFL and Zurich’s ETH have launched a new joint Master’s degree in national cybersecurity education to take a leading role in studying the protection of computers and networks. The course will run for four semesters and students may choose three semesters in Zurich and one in Lausanne, or vice versa.

Presenters noted some 60 students are already interested in the program that includes work experience in a company and a social sciences component because national cybersecurity education involves legal, ethical, economic and political aspects as well as the technical disciplines.

North Dakota cybersecurity teachers are obliged to have appropriate credentials

EdScoop on March 19, 2019

This news is a must-read.

Last week the North Dakota Legislative Assembly approved a bill to establish computer and cyber science credentials for teachers. The measure has moved the state closer to achieving its vision for computer science and national cybersecurity education.

The authors of the initiative told the bill is a part of a three-pronged program to a statewide vision of computer education. Prong one implies the development of computer science education standards. The second prong to the state’s vision is the appropriation of funds from the Department of Public Instruction’s budget for teacher training. The third prong is to guarantee teachers have the proper skills to educate students in computer cyberscience.

Therefore, teachers will have an opportunity to get the necessary professional development, and when computer science courses are completed, the credential will be added to the teacher’s license.

Cybersecurity policy differs for each school district

Education Week on March 19, 2019

Speaking of the school district’s cybersecurity, there is no magical solution suitable for every educational organization. District tech leaders emphasized there are different strategies for implementing cybersecurity policy, varying by the size of the school systems.

For instance, compared to their rural colleges, admins from big-city districts are more likely to designate that their worries about the K-12 systems protection are on the rise. Furthermore, 82% of urban and only 64% of rural administrators agree that student privacy is a much more important priority this year compared with last year.

However, it does not mean that student privacy issues are unimportant for rural districts. Not so long ago, we mentioned that the lack of internet access decreases the academic success of rural students. Thus, sometimes national cybersecurity education is not the only aspect of the K-12 data protection.



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